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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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Library Showcase — ALA Island: A Community Information Center for Second Life from the American Library Association

ALA’s newly renovated I Love Libraries web site features ALA Island in its Library Showcase, starting today! As explained in the article —

…Like ALA’s Library, which I work for as a Library Reference Specialist, the ALA Island doesn’t have traditional library resources on a variety of topics as a public library would have (and which the Alliance Virtual Library does have set up on Info Island), but is more of a special library focused on dispensing information about ALA, along with being a kind of community information center, helping people become more familiar with navigating the Second Life virtual world and demonstrating its capabilities to bring together people from all over the country (and all over the world) to inform them in a variety of ways, including through audiovisual media, about various aspects of librarianship, including literacy and reading, and censorship and intellectual freedom, thereby expanding and extending what libraries are and what libraries can do.

ALA Island 2009

Member Lounge on ALA Island, May 2009

Lorelei Junot Gallery on ALA Island, May 2009

Lorelei Junot Gallery on ALA Island, May 2009

Salon Huron on ALA Island, May 2009

Salon Huron on ALA Island, May 2009

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Change in order of National Library Week Events on ALA Island in Second Life

There’s been a change to the order of events for the 2009 National Library Week on ALA Island in Second Life (SL) —

The ALA Connect Presentation by Jenny Levine (Cielo Paris in SL) will now be on THURSDAY, APRIL 16, at 9 am Pacific Time/Second Life Time. It will still be on the Main Stage on ALA Island. See corrected entry at ALA Connect, at:
http://connect.ala.org/node/72408

The Doctor Who Discussion/T.A.R.D.I.S (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space) @ your library by Valerie Hawkins (ALALibraryVal Miles in SL) will now be on FRIDAY, APRIL 17, at 12 pm Pacific Time/Second Life Time. It will still be at Salon Huron. See corrected entry at ALA Connect, at:
http://connect.ala.org/node/72407

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But wait; there’s more! – 2009 National Library Week Events on ALA Island

More to see and hear for the 2009 National Library Week on ALA Island!

As April is School Library Media Month, and, with the permission of SLCN.TV, you can watch at the Galen Noltenius Sky (Video) Platform the recent entry in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Eduverse Talks series, Beyond the Dewey Decimal System: Librarians Leveraging Social Media to Build Professional Learning Communities, from February 17, 2009. As explained on the ISTE Eduverse Talks Blog: In this episode, Host Kevin Jarrett (SL: KJ Hax), leads an hour-long discussion about the growth of library/media learning networks and communities of practice powered by Web 2.0 tools and Second Life. Joining him will be: Lisa Perez (SL: Elaine Tulip), Chicago Public Schools; Joyce Valenza (SL: Joyce Story), Librarian, Springfield Township (PA) High School; and Rhonda Trueman (SL: Abbey Zenith), Head of Reference and Business Librarian for Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC.

The Thursday of National Library Week is Support Teen Literature Day. In celebration of that, we present a radio show of teen pop culture icon, Archie Andrews. Comic books were arguably the first literature written specifically for kids and teens, but in the 1940s and 1950s they were villanized in polite society, and blamed, with rather specious studies, for creating troublesome teens and juvenile delinquency. Schools, parent teacher associations, and other community groups held bonfires and burned hundreds of comics. Longtime comics publishers went out of business while its dozens of writers and artists were thrown out of work and regarded as social outcasts. Now true, such accusations were never hurled at the comic book world of Archie; rather, it was comics that featured crime stories, superheroes, jungle queens, and romance tales that attracted ire and fire.  Still, in memory of the rocky past comic books have experienced in America, you can listen to the Archie radio show episode — in which Archie’s father attempts to wallpaper the living room of the Andrews home — in our Banned Books Week Town Square (and you can read more about this particular chapter in American pop culture history in the 2008 Picador publication, The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America, by David Hajdu).

Last but not least, if you missed the Fall 2008 SLymposium, you can listen to an audio archive of its morning sessions, courtesy of Radio Riel via the Internet Archive, at Salon Huron. The surviving audio of the afternoon sessions will be there later in the week. The morning sessions in the audio recording of the presenters at the American Library Association Second Life Symposium on Nov. 8, 2008 contain: Welcome and Keynote by Tom Peters (SL’s Maxito Ricardo), author, ALA TechSource Library Technology Report on Librarianship in Virtual Worlds; Public and Rural Libraries in Second Life by Sonja Morgan (SL’s Sonja Morgwain), Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library; Library Associations in Second Life by Tina Coleman (SL’s Kay Tairov), ALA; and Academic Libraries in Second Life by Carrie Pennell (SL’s Carrie Kent), Harvard University. The afternoon sessions contain: Special Libraries in Second Life by Carol Perryman, Coordinator of Health Infoisland; and Graduate Library Students in Second Life by Sue Bergren. Due to logistical and technical difficulties, this recording does not contain the middle presentation, Schools, Teens and Tweens in Virtual Worlds by Kelly Czarnecki (SL’s BlueWings Hayek), Public Library Of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County. HOWEVER, Kelly Czarnecki participated in a similar OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries–and All Library Users) Podcast, along with Tom Peters and Clint Zintgraff, on January 25, 2008, and that discussion can be heard via the OPAL Podcast blog entry, Virtual Worlds for Kids, Tweens, and Teens.

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“Worlds connect @ your library” in Second Life — April 7, 2009 ALA press release with schedule of events on ALA Island for next week’s 2009 National Library Week

“Worlds connect @ your library” in Second Life

CHICAGO – In celebration of National Library Week, the American Library Association (ALA) will host a series of “Worlds connect @ your library” events in Second Life (SL). “Worlds connect @ your library” is the 2009 theme for National Library Week.

This year’s attractions and events in Second Life mark the second National Library Week to host “in-world” activities. Attractions open throughout National Library Week will include:

  • An ALA / Information Island Archipelago Treasure Hunt. Visitors are invited  to explore the Information Island Chain while picking up fun and useful freebies along the way.
  • A celebration of ALA Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) National Library Workers Day, Tuesday, April 14. ALA Island will feature the Gallery of Library Stars, where visitors can pose for a picture and have it added to the gallery.
  • Build-Your-Own-Tour of Libraries in Second Life. SL users can use the pictures on the ALA Island to visit different library locations throughout Second Life.
  • A Youth Media Award art gallery. Visitors are invited to stop by the Lorelei Junot Gallery to check out this National Library Week art exhibit featuring cover art from Caldecott, Pura Belpré and Coretta Scott King award winners and honor medal recipients.

Also, during National Library Week, ALA staff members will be in Second Life to reach out and connect with SL users. Special events will include (and please be aware that Second Life Time, called SLT, is exactly the same as Pacific Time, so adjust the times below to your own time zone accordingly):

  • 10 a.m. PT/SLT, Monday, April 13 – Main Stage, ALA Island

Megan McFarlane, coordinator for the Campaign for America’s Libraries (Second Life avatar, Bunny Iwish), will host a talk on the fourth season of Step Up to the Plate @ your library. McFarlane will be on hand to discuss the 2009 season, which will focus on the history and diversity of America’s national pastime, and to answer questions on promoting the program.

  • 4 p.m. PT/SLT, Tuesday, April 14 – Banned Books Week Town Square, ALA Island

Tina Coleman, ALA membership specialist (Second Life avatar, Kay Tairov), will moderate a book discussion of Watchmen. The discussion will focus on the graphic novel and its impact on modern literature and pop culture.

  • 6 p.m. PT/ SLT, Wednesday, April 15 – Main Stage, ALA Island

Joe Sanchez, author of the February 2009 Library Technology Reports and doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin (Second Life avatar, North Lamar), will host a presentation titled Implementing Second Life: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations. Please join us for this exclusive interactive discussion and presentation of his work. We’ll be discussing virtual worlds and their potential to impact library service and freedom of information, as well as Joe’s work with Library Science students using Second Life. One of the topics discussed will be role-playing in virtual worlds, so we are asking all participants to come dressed as their favorite historical figure!

  • 9 a.m. PT/SLT, THURSDAY, APRIL 16 – Main Stage, ALA Island–UPDATE; DATE AND TIME CHANGE

Furthering promoting the theme of “connections,” Jenny Levine, internet development specialist & strategy guide, ITTS (Second Life avatar, Cielo Paris), will host a presentation on ALA Connect, ALA’s new social networking site.

  • 12 p.m. PT/SLT, FRIDAY, APRIL 17 – Salon Huron, ALA Island–UPDATE; DATE CHANGE

Valerie Hawkins, ALA library reference specialist (Second Life avatar, ALALibraryVal Miles), will moderate Doctor Who/T.A.R.D.I.S (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space) @ your library, a discussion of the world of the popular British science fiction show Doctor Who.

The ALA Island/ALA Main Stage is located at 128, 107, 29.  In Second Life, teleport there directly: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/128/107/29/

To learn more about Second Life, visit ALA’s Second Life wiki at http://wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php/Second_Life.  For more information on National Library Week, visit the National Library Week Web page at http://www.ala.org/pio/nlw.

The Campaign for America’s Libraries (www.ala.org/@yourlibrary) is ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians.  Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe – use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible in part by ALA’s Library Champions, corporations and foundations who advocate the importance of the library in American society.

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Salon Huron returns! Kay Tairov discusses Second Life grid merge on 2/26 at 6 pm PST/SLT.

Salon Huron returns today, February 26, 2009, with a discussion led by co-ALA Island Manager Kay Tairov, our chief building visionary. She’ll be talking on the idea recently floated out about a possible grid merge, of Teen Second Life with (Adult) Second Life, the opportunities and the challenges. What do you think? Have an opinion–? Come let it be known!

Salon Huron on ALA Island  (196, 206, 29)

RSVP on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=54643983475

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December 4, 2008 Salon Huron with Carrie Pennell speaking about Book Discussions in Second Life at 3:30 PST/SLT

Carrie Pennell will lead a discussion at 3:30 pm Second Life Time/Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, December 4, 2008, at Salon Huron on ALA Island (196, 206, 29) on book discussions in Second Life. Everyone is welcome — especially regular attendees to Carrie’s book discussion programs!

If you have other ideas/topics for discussion, please send an IM to Lorelei Junot. These will take place each Thursday as part of the ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group (ALA VCL MIG).

If you’d like, RSVP at the *new* Facebook Event Page, at:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=52628135762


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Salon Huron 11/20 at 3:30 PST/SLT: Honoraria Paine, Full-Time Second Life Librarian

This week’s discussion leader at Salon Huron on ALA Island  (196, 206, 29) at 3:30 PST/SLT will be Honoria Paine — who is Debbi Duncan in real life, a technical services and library systems librarian for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She may be the first academic librarian who works FULL TIME in Second Life as Second Life and Immersive Education Coordinator!

Everyone is welcome! Please join us!

If you have other ideas/topics for discussion, please send an IM to Lorelei Junot. These will take place each Thursday as part of the ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group (ALA VCL MIG).

FYI: Joint meeting with members of ALA’s ACRL in SL (Association of College and Research Libraries in Second Life).

(Thanks to Abbey Zenith for the original event description.)

If you’d like, RSVP at the Facebook Event Page, at:
http://www.new.facebook.com/event.php?eid=37550752011

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This week’s open discussion at Salon Huron on Thursday, 11/6 at 3:30 pm PST/SLT: The Librarian as Second Life Campus Leader

This week’s Salon Huron table talk discussion on ALA Island ( 196, 206, 29) on Thursday, November 6, 2008, at 3:30 pm Pacific Standard Time/Second Life Time will be led by the newly crowned Alliance Library System (IL) Librarian of the Year, Barbara Galik, known in Second Life as Puglet Dancer. She will speak about The Librarian as Campus Leader in setting up a virtual presence in Second Life.  These discussion sessions are informal and free.  Join us!

If you have other ideas/topics for discussion, please send an IM to Lorelei Junot. These will take place each Thursday as part of the ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group (ALA VCL MIG).

If you’d like, RSVP at the Facebook Event Page, at:
http://www.new.facebook.com/event.php?eid=33250273075

(Thanks to Lorelei Junot for the event description!)

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Table Talk on National Gaming Day led by Sonja Morgwain

Is your library participating in the ALA National Gaming Day on Saturday, November 15, 2008?
http://delicious.com/alalibrary/alagamingday08

This week’s Salon Huron on ALA Island on Thursday, October 30, at 3:30 pm Second Life Time/Pacific Time will be led by Sonja Morgwain. The discussion topic is National Gaming Day – share ideas, what your library is doing, etc. The discussion will last approximately one hour and everyone is invited!

If you’d like, RSVP at:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=32648623310

If you have other ideas/topics for discussion, please send an IM to Lorelei Junot. These will take place each Thursday as part of the ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group (ALA VCL MIG).

Thanks Lorelei Junot for the event description! Also see–
http://infoisland.org/2008/10/28/ala-salon-huron-national-gaming-day-discussion

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