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Current Halloween ALA Island Programs, other Second Life Event Info

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

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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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New on ALA Island for June 2009!

The latest videos and podcast available “on demand” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on ALA Island

2009 Chicago Annual Conference Promo: What are YOU looking forward to, this summer?
Galen Noltenius Sky Platform on ALA Island (206, 100, 46)
Produced by ALA Conference Services, this video features plenty of your colleagues discussing the value of Annual Conference–and the benefits to holding it in Chicago. The 2009 ALA Annual Conference is July 9 to 15 – http://www.ala.org/annual

Job of a Lifetime – Brian Mathews (podcast) at Member Lounge from ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA)
Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29)
College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) “Job of a Lifetime” column editor Erin Dorney talks with Brian Mathews about his work as User Experience Librarian at Georgia Tech. Mathews is now assistant university librarian for outreach and academic services at the University of California -Santa Barbara.  Read more about Mathews in the June 2009 issue of C&RL News – The User Experience Librarian, http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/crlnews/2009/jun/jol.cfm
Time: 14:17 — The music in this ACRL Podcast is “Don’t you,” mixed by stefsax and available on ccMixter. The music is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license.

New Videos at AL Focus Video Village as of June 2, 2009
AL Focus Video Village on  ALA Island (79, 44, 44)
AL Focus is the video home of American Libraries (AL) magazine — the monthly magazine for ALA members. AL Focus Video Village is where you can watch AL Focus videos on ALA Island in SL. Newest videos available — Interview with T.A. Barron, author of the Lost Years of Merlin books; Interview with Lauren Myracle, the oft-challenged author of such books as ttyl, Bliss, and the new Peace, Love & Baby Ducks; and We Read Everything from ALA’s Booklist magazine — For over 100 years, Booklist magazine has been reading everything–so you don’t have to. But how do we read that many books? For the first time ever, the intrepid editors at Booklist provide a glimpse into the their top-secret methods. Prepare to be shocked and amazed.

Judith Krug Video in Banned Books Week Town Square — 1981 appearance on Open Mind PBS TV Show
Banned Books Week Town Square on ALA Island (203, 55, 61)
Judith Krug was the founding director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and Banned Books Week. She passed away recently, in early April. Available to view in-world in Second Life now is the Open Mind episode from 1981, titled, Libraries, Free Speech, and Public Responsibility.

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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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ALA’s Linda Mays discusses El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), also known as Children’s Day/Book Day in podcast at Member Lounge

Now playing at the Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29), available “on demand” 24/7:

In this five-minute podcast, Linda Mays, program officer for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC, a division of ALA), discusses April 30, 2009, Children’s Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), a national celebration of children, families and reading.

Find out more about the event at http://www.ala.org/dia

RSVP for the podcast at its Facebook Event Page.

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Current programs on ALA Island: Member Lounge, Story Hour Garden, AL Focus Video Village

Currently, we have the following programs running on ALA Island.

Now playing at the Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29) —

Listen to the newest podcast from ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA):

David Free, editor-in-chief of ACRL’s College & Research Libraries News, and ACRL 2009 Green Committee member, Kate Zoellner, speak with Robin Chase, cofounder of ZipCar and current CEO of GoLoco, following her invited presentation at the ACRL 14th National Conference in Seattle (March 2009).

Time: 20:26

Podcast is available “on demand” 24 hours a day.

The music in this ACRL Podcast is “Don’t you,” mixed by stefsax and available on ccMixter. The music is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license.

Now playing at at Story Hour Garden on ALA Island (25, 101, 21) —

From Michigan (public) Radio – StoryLines Midwest one-hour radio episode featuring discussion of The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich

Episode available “on demand” 24 hours a day.

Louise Erdrich returns in The Antelope Wife to the Ojibway people, whose lives, loves, and passions she has so masterfully chronicled in previous novels. In her fictional world, where myth is woven deeply into the fabric of everyday life, “there is light as well as darkness … and encountering it offers pain and exhilaration in equal measure.”–The New York Times Book Review

Now available at AL Focus Video Village on ALA Island (79, 44, 44)–

AL Focus is the video home of American Libraries (AL) magazine — the monthly magazine for ALA members. AL Focus Video Village is where you can watch AL Focus videos on ALA Island in the Second Life virtual world.

Newest videos available:

Kate DiCamillo interview: Kate DiCamillo, author of The Tale of Despereaux and Because of Winn-Dixie, sat down with ALA “Booklist” magazine’s Ilene Cooper to talk about seeing her creations become major motion pictures, the surreal moments that came along with the Despereaux phenomenon, and her latest projects. Also, there’s tons of laughing.

2009 ACRL National Conference: In this overview of the 2009 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA) National Conference, keynoter Sherman Alexie discusses a terminology conundrum, Mary K. Van Ullen explains the effect of cultural differences on teaching about plagiarism, Diane Dallis describes Indiana University’s planned research commons, and keynoter Ira Glass demonstrates how This American Life uses music to make stories come to life.

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses Series

Four questions x two Presidential Candidates = 8 videos

For details, see December 2, 2008 ALA press release, Members invited to submit questions to ALA presidential candidates via YouTube

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Stevens on GLBT Employment Rights: ALA Presidential Candidate Roberta Stevens responds to Karen Schneider’s question on enforcing ALA policy on GLBT rights.
ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Oliver on GLBT Employment Rights: ALA Presidential Candidate Kenton Oliver responds to Karen Schneider’s question on enforcing ALA policy on GLBT rights.

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Oliver on Why Librarians Should Join ALA: ALA Presidential Candidate Kenton Oliver responds to Genevieve Grove’s question on why librarians should join ALA.
ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Stevens on Why Librarians Should Join ALA: ALA Presidential Candidate Roberta Stevens responds to Genevieve Grove’s question on why librarians should join ALA.

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Stevens on Social Media and Advocacy: ALA Presidential Candidate Roberta Stevens responds to Carolyn Wood’s question on how ALA can harness the power of social media for library advocacy.
ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Oliver on Social Media and Advocacy: ALA Presidential Candidate Kenton Oliver responds to Carolyn Wood’s question on how ALA can harness the power of social media for library advocacy.

ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Oliver on E-participation: ALA Presidential Candidate Kenton Oliver responds to Tom Peters’s question on how ALA can enable participation without travel (Peters is Maxito Ricardo in Second Life).
ALA Presidential Candidate Question Responses-Stevens on E-participation: ALA Presidential Candidate Roberta Stevens responds to Tom Peters’s question on how ALA can enable participation without travel (Peters is Maxito Ricardo in Second Life).

and

Ann Brashares Interview: ALA’s “Booklist” magazine sat down with author Ann Brashares to talk about her new book “3 Willows” and how it compares to her bestselling “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” series. Brashares opens up about the chances of the new book expanding into a series, how hard it is to let go of beloved characters, and how she likes to imagine her characters’ lives at age 4, 14, 40, and beyond.

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ALA Washington (DC) Office’s Library Advocacy Podcast at the Member Lounge

You can listen to the latest podcast from ALA’s Washington (DC) Office in-world at the Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29). Have a seat on the couch and click the Media Button on the bottom right side of your screen.

In this 10-minute podcast, Dr. Curtis Rogers, who is an ALA member and a member of the Grassroots Subcommittee, talks to Stephanie Vance about his thoughts from Midwinter as well as ways to effectively use the Washington Office.

Discover additional ALA Washington Office advocacy resources at the office’s District Dispatch Blog at:
http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch/?p=2007

Do not hesitate to send an IM to ALALibraryVal Miles in-world if you need assistance!

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