Archive for ACRL in SL – ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries in Second Life

June 26 2010 ALA Annual Conference Meetings on ALA Island

From Maxito Ricardo —
The ALA VCL MIG (Virtual Communities and Libraries, Member Initiative Group) will have a program and business meeting this Saturday, June 26th in DC (District of Columbia) and SL (Second Life).  Everyone is welcome to attend and participate.

Locations:
a.  Washington Convention Center, Room 303
b.  ALA Island in Second Life – http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/118/102/29/

Start Times:
a.  1:30 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
b.  10:30 a.m. SLT (Second Life Time, also Pacific Daylight Time)

Duration:  2.5 hours max.

Program:
>>  Tom Boellstorff, author of Coming of Age in Second Life:  An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human, will speak about his studies
>>  Other discussions and presentations too numerous to mention.
>>  Business meeting to follow:  This is a MIG (Member Initiative Group).  Everyone’s ideas and input are welcome!

Another Program of Interest:  The ACRL VW IG (Virtual Worlds Interest Group) will be meeting in CAP South American beginning at 4:00 EDT (1:00 SLT) on Saturday.

More Info:
a.  Tom Peters (real life) (tpeters@tapinformation.com or 816.616.6746)
b.  Maxito Ricardo (Second Life)

Thanks!

From Snow Scarmon —
http://www.rezlibris.com/events/185-ala-vcl-meeting-at-the-ala-annual-conference

The ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group will meet on Saturday, June 26th from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. EDT.  The Second Life attendees will convene on ALA Island in Second Life, at 10:30 am SL time.

Tom Boellstorff will speak about his 2008 book Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human.

Library and Information Science graduate students will talk about their experiences in Second Life, especially the Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education, and Museums in-world conference held earlier this year.

We also plan to discuss future Virtual Communities and Libraries activities.  We also have heard a rumor (from a reliable source) that a surprise guest whom everyone will be interested in hearing plans to make an appearance at our meeting.

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Virtual Worlds Interest Group ALA 2010 Agenda for Annual Conference on Saturday, June 26 at 4pm ET | ALA Connect

ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group ALA 2010 Agenda
http://connect.ala.org/node/105031

Simultaneous meeting in Washington, DC and in Second Life — June 26, 4:00 pm-5:30 ET (1:00 pm-2:30 SLT)
DC Location: CAP (Capital Hilton), South American Room
Second Life Location: ACRL parcel on ALA Island

The group will discuss Second Life, virtual world projects and issues related to virtual world libraries, library services, and learning.  All are welcome to attend.  Contact group convener Abbey Zenith inworld with any questions.

ALA 2010 Agenda:

Update on programs held in Second Life.

* Review and finalize operation procedures.
* Review roles and tasks.

* Discuss event and program ideas for:

Second Life  – Report from programming committee
ALA 2011 Midwinter Meeting
ACRL 2011 Conference
ALA 2011 Annual Conference

Can’t make it to the ALA Dance Party in Washington DC on June 25? Consider the Community Virtual Library’s TX 950 Pool Party on 6/25 at 6pm PT/SLT instead!

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The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds on March 5-6, 2010

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The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds
Conference Co-Organizers: ALA VCL MIG (American Library Association Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group), the ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA) Virtual Worlds Interest Group, the Alliance Library System (of the state of Illinois), and TAP Information Services. Sponsor: LearningTimes, an open community of education and training professionals.

Everyone is invited to participate in The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds, an online conference to be held on Friday and Saturday, March 5th and 6th, 2010, in the OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries) webconferencing collaborative service; in Second Life; and in other three-dimensional virtual worlds. (Initially, this event was named the Virtual Worlds and Libraries Online Conference, and is the event mentioned by author Marilyn Johnson in the February 25, 2010 USA TODAY newspaper article, “Author: Librarian, cybrarian appreciation is ‘Overdue’” by Craig Wilson.) Throughout this two-day conference there will be dozens of presentations, panel discussions, poster sessions, demonstrations, tours, and social events; see the current list of poster sessions as well as poster set-up information. You need not be proficient in virtual worlds to participate in this conference. Orientation sessions will be held on March 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th; see the ALA VCL MIG’s Virtual Presence Second Life Orientation Sessions blog entry for times, location, and other details. The Future is Now Conference has a tiered registration fee. View the Future is Now conference schedule. The official Twitter Hashtag: #FIN10

Keynote Speakers:

· Marilyn Johnson, author of the new book, This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All. She also wrote The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries.

· Tom Atkinson teaches Instructional Technology at the U. of Central Florida and has over 30 years of experience in designing, producing, delivering, and evaluating interactive instruction on mobile learning platforms and in virtual worlds

· Sharon Tettegah and Cynthia Colongne, co-authors of the 2009 book, Identity, Learning and Support in Virtual Environments.

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Meetings for Second Life Groups at 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Virtual Communities and Libraries Meeting at 2010 ALA Midwinter — Saturday, 1/16, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon EST with simultaneous in-world meeting during this time (7:30 AM SLT – 9:30 AM SLT/PST) on ALA Island OPEN TO ALL

ALA VCL MIG – ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group
Saturday, 1/16, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon – BCEC-Room 206A (Boston Convention and Event Center)

There will be an inworld meeting as well for those who would like to attend on ALA Island at 7:30 AM SLT – 9:30 AM SLT.

*Agenda:*

Report stating that we will continue as is for another year.
Possible Speaker:  Nick Noakes, lib.twg group
Exploration of other Virtual Worlds
Upcoming event – World’s Fair
Program for ALA DC
Outreach Effort for 2010

If anyone at the RL meeting would like to go out for lunch after this meeting we can do so as a group!

ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group Meeting at 2010 ALA Midwinter — Sunday, 1/17, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST with ACRL in SL Group meeting simultaneously in-world during this time (1 PM – 2:30 PM SLT/PST) on ALA Island

ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA) Virtual Worlds Interest Group will meet at ALA Midwinter Boston on 1/17, Sunday, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST at the Westin Copley Place, Essex NE Room.

The ACRL in SL Group will meet in world during this time (1 PM – 2:30 PM SLT) on ALA Island.  We will attempt to join the two meetings via the Internet.

Meeting discussion:

Progress of ACRL in Virtual Worlds: an overview of the history of this group.
Reports from the in-world group on activities since ALA Annual meeting last summer, poster sessions, etc.
Current plans for the in-world group.
Exploration of other virtual worlds for academic librarianship.

If anyone in Boston would like to go out for dinner after this meeting we can do so as a group!


Rhonda
SL: Abbey Zenith
“Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries”
http://books.infotoday.com/books/VirtualWorlds.shtml

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Current Halloween ALA Island Programs, other Second Life Event Info

For the most up-to-date information on what’s at ALA Island in Second Life, become a Fan of the ALA Island — http://www.facebook.com/ALAIsland

Or follow the ALA Island Twitter feed — http://twitter.com/ala_island

On ALA Connect: Virtual Communities and Libraries, Second Life Users Group, and Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL – Association of College and Research Libraries)

See the ALA Island Google Calendar

Recent programming notes —

Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29): Oct 2009 Games in Libraries Podcast by Scott Nicholson: National Gaming Day 2009 http://ow.ly/xc6r

Now playing at Galen Noltenius Sky Platform on ALA Island (206, 100, 46): Frankenstein, 1910 film version. More info at http://ow.ly/wEHu

This week at Story Hour Garden on ALA Island (25, 101, 21): Graveyard Mansion episode of Witch’s Tale radio. More info at http://ow.ly/wEEE

FYI —

SJSU SLIS Second Life 3rd Annual Halloween Party on 10/30 at 5:30 pm PT/SLT on SJSU SLIS Island http://bit.ly/15FIL3

Second Life Blogs: Commerce Forums: Halloween Spotlight Offers Virtual Tricks and Treats http://bit.ly/3h9GTf

RT http://twitpic.com/mwid5 – Second Life College Fair exhibit booths will be open til Nov 15! #SLCF09 International Schools 2 (109, 72, 24)

See the Library, Museum, Lectures, Discussions, Music, and Art Gallery Events in the Second Life(R) Online Virtual World Google Calendar

Second Life Librarians on Ning – http://sllibrarians.ning.com

Customized RSS Feeds – Librarian Events in Second Life, Second Life Fashion, Second Life Places to Go, Music and Parties in Second Life

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Announcing the Virtual Worlds Interest Group of ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA)

Success! As mentioned in the May 21st entry, 25 signatures from members of ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA) were indeed collected and the accompanying proposal approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, and so the ACRL Second Life Task Force has been “promoted” to the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group!

Members of ACRL can elect to join the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group; contact ACRL liaison Mary Jane Petrowski for more information, including dues amount. Much information about the group is available at the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group on ALA Connect.

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Help create the ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA) Virtual Worlds Interest Group!

Hi, all! I’m sending this note on behalf of Rhonda Trueman, known in Second Life as Abbey Zenith.

This request concerns the continuation of activities and events in Second Life (SL) by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA <http://www.ala.org/acrl>), whose group is ACRL in SL.

See the ACRL in Second Life Facebook Group for more information.

— ALALibraryVal Miles

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ACRL in SL (ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA, in Second Life)

ACRL in SL (ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA, in Second Life) on ALA Island (54, 192, 29)

Hi, everyone!

ACRL in SL has had a presence on ALA’s sim, ALA Island (54, 192, 29), for over a year.  We’ve offered discussion and speaker events and would like to continue doing these.

The ACRL SL Task Force sunsets this summer.  ACRL wishes to continue in Second Life and to do so has requested that we form an ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group that will oversee a volunteer to manage this area and develop programs.

We need 25 ACRL member “signatures” to submit the proposal. If you would like to add your name to this list, please email me at abbeyzen@gmail.com with your real life first and last name, your ALA membership number and your email address.

Many thanks!

Rhonda
SL: Abbey Zenith

Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries — http://books.infotoday.com/books/VirtualWorlds.shtml

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