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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

Future Is Now Conference 2010 Logo
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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Second Life Orientation Sessions March 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th!

(By Tricky Lexington!)

Are you new to Second Life (SL)? Or has it been a while since you last assumed your avatar’s skin?

Consider brushing up on your essential skills by attending an orientation session for ALA’s upcoming virtual worlds and libraries online conference, The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds, to be held March 5th through 6th, 2010.

Make sure you can sit and listen during sessions that are important to you. Brush up on your communication skills, both written and verbal. Relearn the basics of maneuvering around in Second Life.

Orientation sessions will be held on:

  • Tuesday March 2nd from 5-6 PM SLT/PST;
  • Wednesday, March 3rd from 1-2 PM SLT/PST;
  • Thursday March 4th from 6-7 PM SLT/PST;
  • Friday March 5th from 8-9 AM SLT/PST.

All orientations will take place at Banned Books Week Town Square on ALA Island (205, 56, 61) – http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/205/56/61

Feel free to contact Valerie Hawkins by e-mail or send an IM to Second Life Avatar ALALibraryVal Miles with any questions.

Banned Books Week Town Square on ALA Island in Second Life (Feb 2010)

Banned Books Week Town Square on ALA Island in Second Life (Feb 2010)

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New Public Flickr Group: American Library Association in Second Life

In an attempt to gather together the various photos and photo-sets on Flickr of ALA Island as well as of ALA members and staff at Second Life events under one umbrella, the following Public Flickr Group was created –

American Library Association in Second Life

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1305587@N24

or

http://www.flickr.com/groups/alasl

Description:

Snapshots of the American Library Association (ALA) in the Second Life virtual world, including pictures taken on ALA Island — http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/communicate/alaislandinsecondlife/index.cfm — as well as pictures taken by ALA staff and members at various other locations within Second Life, including libraries, universities, and museums, as well as library, library association, and museum islands. And more!

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Feel free to join and add your photos to the Group!


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2010 ALA Youth Media Awards (Newbery, Caldecott, etc) Webcast Video now available at ALA Island

2010 ALA Youth Media Awards WebCast Video on ALA Island

2010 ALA Youth Media Awards WebCast Video on ALA Island

As announced previously, the 2010 ALA Youth Media Awards Webcast video (1 hour) has landed on ALA Island! Awards announced include the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, the various Coretta Scott King Awards, the Geisel and Printz Awards, Alex Awards, and more! Teleport directly to the Main Stage – http://tinyurl.com/slyma2010

For a full accounting of all of the awards announced so far from the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting, see the ALA MemberBlog entries, 2010 Youth Media Award Winners Announced, RUSA Announces Outstanding Reference and Notable Books, and Want More on the Youth Media Awards?

UPDATE added January 20: Our original MOV video file of the 2010 Youth Media Awards Webcast has been replaced with one of a much higher, sharper quality, that DOES NOT have the sound/picture out-of-sync problem. So, as an old Backstreet Boys fan, it almost pains me to say this, but we are now N*S*Y*N*C*! — Or rather, the video has its sound and picture in sync.

Please disregard this note from the original post date of January 18: The conversion from Windows WMV file format to the more SL-friendly QuickTime MOV file accounts for a slight sound/picture sync problem, but the video is made up more of showing the covers of the winning books than of various ALA figures, including President Camila Alire, speaking.

Available “on demand” 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Click your movie camera icon and enjoy!

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ALA Youth Media Awards Webcast to have video encore on ALA Island

The ALA Island in Second Life will have the archived video of the January 18, 2010 ALA Youth Media Awards Webcast, which will show the newest winners of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, the Coretta Scott King Awards, the Geisel, the Alex Awards, the new YALSA Nonfiction Award, and more!

Avatar visitors can take advantage of this free in-world video viewing later in the day on the ALA Island at the Main Stage. ALA Island’s Main Stage is located at 128, 107, 29.  In Second Life, teleport there directly — http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/128/107/29/

Once available, the video will be available “on demand,” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout January.

Contact Valerie Hawkins with any questions.

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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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ONE MORE CHANGE! Call for POSTER sessions extended to March 1! — Call for Proposals for March 5 & 6 2010 Call for Proposals for an Online and In-World Conference: “The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds”

DEADLINE FOR POSTER SESSIONS SUBMISSIONS CHANGED to MARCH 1, 2010 (as of January 29):

The call for POSTER sessions (held in Second Life, on ALA Island) for this conference has been extended. Deadline is now March 1. We’re especially interested in posters from museum projects! The poster builds are not complicated and we can help. Please ask if you have questions! -Beth/Alice

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Virtual Worlds and Libraries Online Conference (from Lori Bell)

The American Library Association Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group (ALA VCL MIG) in collaboration with the Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services, invites librarians, library staff members, museum staff members, vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit proposals for programs and posters related to the topic of libraries in virtual worlds. invites librarians, library staff, vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit proposals for programs related to the topic of libraries in virtual worlds. The conference will be held online using OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries) web conferencing software, with demonstrations, tours, and poster sessions in virtual worlds such as Second Life.

The conference dates are Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6, 2010. Proposals are due Friday, January 22, 2010 (previously was January 15). We will notify you by Monday, February 1, whether or not your proposal has been accepted. Please send proposals to: lbell61520@gmail.com.

Topics:

“The Future is Now:  Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds” online conference will feature interactive, live online sessions using OPAL web conferencing, with demonstrations, tours, and poster sessions in virtual
worlds such as Second Life.  We are interested in a broad range of submissions that highlight current, evolving and future issues and opportunities involving virtual worlds, libraries, and museums. These include but are not limited to the following themes:

•    Starting a Library or Museum in a virtual world

·         Museum and Library exhibits in virtual worlds

·         Planning events in virtual worlds

•    How to Build a Library/Museum Presence in Second Life

•    Working with a Class in Second Life or another virtual world

•    Virtual World platforms conducive to the missions of libraries and museums

•    The future for virtual environments and libraries/museums

•    Information Literacy in virtual worlds

•    Health information services in virtual worlds

•    Museum and library collaboration in virtual worlds

•    Library collaboration in virtual worlds

•    Working with other campus agencies and cultural institutions in virtual worlds

•    Handheld library/museum applications of virtual worlds

•    Reference services in virtual worlds

Proposal Submissions:

This conference accepts proposals for presentations delivered in several online formats:

•    A featured 45 minute presentation

•    Panel discussion with others (10 minutes of presentation)

•    Poster sessions on ALA Island in Second Life

·         Tours and demonstrations in the virtual world of your choice

Submit proposals by completing the form beneath by no later than Friday, January 22, 2010. You will be notified by Monday, February 1 if your proposal has been accepted.

Presenters Are Expected To:

•    Conduct an online session using OPAL web conferencing system, or conduct a poster session on ALA Island in Second Life, or provide a demonstration or tour in a virtual world of your choice.

•    Provide a photo, bio and program description for the conference website by February 10, 2010

•    Respond to questions from attendees

•    Attend a brief online orientations session on OPAL web conferencing prior to the conference dates.

Poster Session Information:

•    The Poster Session will take place on ALA Island in Second Life (Second Life avatar and client software required).

•    Poster presenters should be available during one or both of the active poster session times:

Friday, March 5, 12 – 1 PM SLT   (NOTE:  SLT = Pacific time)
Saturday, March 6, 12 – 1 AM SLT

•    Poster builds will be limited to two objects and a total of 15 prims.  Include one “slide show” object and one “giver” object that can dispense  notecards, landmarks or other content.  The slideshow object should be no larger than 5 x 5.  This session is equivalent to a “real life” poster session.  We are limiting presenters to specific building requirements to reduce lag and allow participation regardless of building experience.  We can provide
template objects to anyone who would like them.  (These include all scripts so you would just need to customize with your own images and information.)

Please fill out the following information for your proposal:

Title of Session:

Description of Session:  (100 words or less)

Presenter(s):  (Please include real name and institution)

Program platform:  (OPAL speaker presentation, Poster session on ALA Island
in Second Life, or specify the virtual world you will be using)

If Poster Session:  Which session(s) will you attend?  (mark one or both)

_____  Friday, March 5, 12 – 1 PM SLT
_____  Saturday, March 6, 12 – 1 AM SLT

Program Contact Information:  (Name, institution, address, email address, phone number)

Thank you for considering a submission for conference participation. If you have questions, please contact:

• Lori Bell, Alliance Library System, lbell@alliancelibrarysystem.com
• Tom Peters, TAP Information Services, tpeters@tapinformation.com
• Rhonda Trueman, abbeyzen@gmail.com

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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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Banned Books Week 2009 on ALA Island in Second Life!

2009 Banned Books Week began Saturday, September 26, and ends Saturday, October 3!

Tuesday, September 29th

Banned Books Week and the Children’s Librarian at 5:00 pm Pacific Time/Second Life Time at Main Stage, ALA Island (130, 103, 31) — A group discussion about issues related to selection policies, intellectual freedom, and handling challenges as they pertain to children’s services. From AASL-SIGMS (American Association for School Librarians, a division of ALA-Special Interest Group Media Specialists of the International Society for Technology in Education).

 

Thursday, October 1st

Let FREADOM Ring: Celebrate BBW in SL 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time/Second Life Time at Banned Books Week Town Square, ALA Island  (203, 55, 61) — Produced by the AVL LIS Student Union in SL by MLIS students from the University of Hawaii and San Jose State University, hosted by the American Library Association.

SPECIAL GUEST  “Silencing Books: The Suppression of Ideas and FREADOM”
Dr. Rebecca Knuth, Professor of Library and Information Science at University of Hawaii at Manoa, recipient of the Sarah Vann Intellectual Freedom Award, and author of Libricide: The Regime-Sponsored Destruction of Books and Libraries in the Twentieth Century and Burning Books and Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction. In addition, there will be a hunt, music, dancing, a photo contest and other activities. Attend in costume representing a banned/challenged book or author if you like; but this is not required. Free costumes available on site. Have your photo taken and win prizes for best costume 1000L for 1st, 500L for 2nd, and 250L for 3rd.

 

Friday, October 2nd

San Jose State University Read-A-Thon and Costume Party: A Walk Where the Wild Books Are at 6:30 pm PT/SLT at SJSU SLIS Island (124, 110, 33) FYI: SJSU (San Jose State University) SLIS (School of Library & Information Science)

SCHEDULE
6:30-6:35 — Welcomes and introduction
6:35-6:45 — Susie Schridde BBW PowerPoint (Brief background on BB and read the constitution)
6:45 to 7:15 — Read-a-thon  “A walk where the “wild” books are”
6:45-6:50 — Silhshoot Seelowe – Wild Things
6:50-7:00 — Ananta Tomorrow – Fellowship of the Ring
7:00-7:05 — Banned Book or not! Game
6:55-7:00 — Clicquot Oh –  Catcher and the Rye
7:00-7:05 — Susie Schridde – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
7:05-7:15 — Hangman game or Guess the BB title
7:15-7:30 —  Discussion of banned books
8:00 — Dance  Contest, best in banned book character
9:00 — Contest vote and random drawing for $25 Amazon gift card
9:30 — Conclusion (Fireworks)

* Schedule subject to change.

-ONGOING EXHIBITS-

See the San Jose State University Banned Books Week Exhibit on the Main Stage, ALA Island (137, 102, 29).  Display created by Silhshoot Seelowe.
See the San Jose State University Banned Books Week Exhibit on the Main Stage, ALA Island (137, 102, 29). Display created by Silhshoot Seelowe.

San Jose State University Banned Books Week Exhibit (pictured at left) – Main Stage, ALA Island (137, 102, 29).

Banned Books Week Exhibit of AASL-SIGMS (American Association for School Librarians, a division of ALA-Special Interest Group Media Specialists of the International Society for Technology in Education) at the AASL Area, ALA Island (30, 137, 59).

Videos at Galen Noltenius Sky Platform on ALA Island (206, 100, 46) from the Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association in celebration of Banned Books Week! Six videos: 2009 Banned Books Week PSA starring the Crash Pad puppets Chad, Rustle, and Mooch; 2008 Banned Books Week Read-Out wrap-up report; Stephen Chbosky’s Why Not to Ban Books from the 2008 Read-Out; 2008 Banned Books Week PSA video, I’d Like to Find *BLEEP*; 2007 Read-Out Promo with authors; 2007 Banned Books Week Read-Out wrap-up report.

Video at Salon Huron, ALA Island (186, 202, 28) of complete walkthrough of Fahrenheit 451 Commodore 64 videogame from 1984 via the Internet Archive.

AND 2009 Banned Books Week Read-Out wrap-up report at AL Focus Video Village, ALA Island (79, 44, 44).

Story Hour Garden on ALA Island (25, 101, 21) Presents: First Acts and Chapters of Banned Books, courtesy of LibriVox via Internet Archive:

Saturday, Sept 26
Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure – John Cleland (Part 1)
Banned Books: 2007 Resource Guide – page 38, No. 271
Banned in Massachusetts in 1821 in the first known U.S. obscenity case.

Sunday, Sept 27
A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen (Act 1)
Banned Books: 2007 Resource Guide – p. 84, No. 764

Monday, Sept 28
Moby Dick, or the Whale – Herman Melville (Chapter 1)
Banned Books: 2007 Resource Guide – p. 114, No. 1102

Tuesday, Sept 29
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain (Chapter 1)
Banned Books: 2007 Resource Guide – p. 166-168, No. 1609

Wednesday, Sept 30
Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare (Act 1)
Banned Books: 2007 Resource Guide – p. 149, No. 1435

Thursday, Oct 1
Dracula – Bram Stoker (Chapter 1)
Banned Books: 2007 Resource Guide – p. 161, No. 1551

Friday, Oct 2
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll – Lewis Carroll (Chapter 1)
Banned Books: 2007 Resource Guide – p. 35, No. 234

Saturday, Oct 3
Ulysses – James Joyce (Part 1)
Banned Books: 2007 Resource Guide – p. 87, No. 805
Burned in the USA in 1918.

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