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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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Second Life & Virtual World-related programs @ 2009 ALA Annual Conference

The Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group meeting for the 2009 ALA Annual Conference — taking place in the hometown of ALA Headquarters: Chicago, IL! — will take place in real life on Saturday, July 11, 2009, at 3:00 pm CT (1:00 pm PT/SLT), at National Louis University, which is located at 122 S. Michigan Avenue. Meet the members of VCL MIG in the Second Floor Atrium.

Do you have friends going to Annual Conference who would like a chance to see what SL is like? IM Oberon Octagon if interested in attending an orientation session in the ALA HQ Training Room this Friday, July 10, 2009 at 10am or 2pm CT for a chance to see your avatar on a BIG screen. Get tips on using the SL viewer, see ALA Island, or just have a group together in one room for a dual-world chat.

There will be free Second Life Librarian ribbons for your badge from Tina Coleman (ALA Island’s Kay Tairov in Second Life) at the Membership Pavilion, Booth #3034, at McCormick Place, which opens tomorrow, July 11, at 8:45 am Central Time.

Pick up your free 2009 ALA Annual Conference T-Shirt for your avatar in-world at the Main Stage on ALA Island (130, 103, 31).

2009 ALA Annual Conference Kiosk and Free Avatar Conference T-Shirt Vendor on ALA Island

2009 ALA Annual Conference Kiosk and Free Avatar Conference T-Shirt Vendor on ALA Island

For news in-world, visit the VCL MIG Twitter Screen Area on ALA Island (131, 213, 28). Join one (or both) of the Second Life online communities on ALA Connect: Virtual Communities and Libraries, Second Life Users Group. Follow ALA Island on Twitter at http://www.ala.org/ala_sl — and join the ALA Island Facebook Fan Page.

Next week, we’ll be posting a round-up of the Cognotes issues from conference and streaming in any podcasts or video captured at various events and programs.

Our first video is already up! Go to AL Focus Video Village on ALA Island (79, 44, 44) and watch the brief interview with Paula Poundstone before she appeared as a panelist just last night before a 500-strong all-librarian audience for this week’s live taping of the NPR radio quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! The video is titled Paula Poundstone at Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!

2009 ALA Annual Conference — Sessions discussing Second Life and other virtual worlds

Life After 2.0
Public Library Association (PLA, a division of ALA)
Saturday, July 10, 1:30 pm-3:00 om Central Time
Location: McCormick Place West in W-190b

Track: Digital Information & Technologies
What has become of the initial push for Web 2.0 technologies and services in public libraries? Which programs have been successful? What have we learned from the failures? Blogs, wikis, Second Life, and all things Library 2.0 will be considered against the backdrop of librarian/patron satisfaction. Join our panel of Web 2.0 experts as they discuss what some libraries have done to measure the quality and impact of 2.0 services.

Speakers: Lori Bell, Director of Innovation, Alliance Library System, East Peoria, Ill.; Helene Blowers, Director of Digital Strategy, Columbus (Ohio) Metropolitan Library; Meredith Farkas, Head of Instructional Initiatives, Kretzberg Library, Norwich University, Vt.; Jed Moffitt, Moderator, Associate Director, Information Technology Systems, King County (Wash.) Library System; Michelle Springer, Project Manager, Digital Initiatives, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Giving Maps a Second Life with Digital Technologies
Map and Geography Round Table (MAGERT)
Saturday, July 11, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm Central Time
Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick in Conf. Ctr. 23

Track: Digital Information & Technologies
Please join the Map and Geography Round Table (MAGERT) in welcoming Mr. David Rumsey of Cartography Associates who will be presenting a program entitled Giving Maps a Second Life with Digital Technologies.  In this program, Mr. Rumsey will show how his increasing use of digital technologies and the Internet over the past decade has transformed his work as a historical map scholar and collector. Using imaging software, GIS, and popular applications like Google Earth and Second Life, Rumsey has given new life to old maps, both in their dissemination and our ability to analyze and understand them, thereby unlocking the information held in maps for use in a wide range of disciplines. He will discuss and demonstrate how he offers these software tools and a growing number of digitized maps themselves on his free public online map library at www.davidrumsey.com.

Web 2.0 meet the Standards for 21st Century Learner
American Association of School Librarians (AASL, a division of ALA)
Sunday, July 12, 10:30-12:00
Location: McCormick Place West in W-187

Track: Digital Information & Technologies
The panel will demonstrate five Web 2.0 tools, highlighting the features that support our new standards. At tables, groups will brainstorm and develop how these tools can be used to support inquiry learning and report out. The moderator will record these ideas in a wiki designed for future growth. We hope to be able to share this session with 2.0-style—Ustream and have others Twitter in. As a wrap up, we may go into Second life and discuss the same tools with some librarian around the country/world (pre-arranged).

Presenters: Joyce Valenza, Pam Berger, Wendy Stephens, Christopher Harris, Lisa E Perez, Jeff Hastings, and Robin Williams

Making Virtual Reality-Based Library Services Real for K-12 Teachers & Librarians
American Association of School Librarians (AASL, a division of ALA)
Sunday, July 12, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm Central Time
Location: McCormick Place West in W-175b/c

Track: Administration & Leadership; Collaboration
This program will identify and share effective professional development technologies; best practices in using a virtual reality environment to deliver professional library services; information about effective practices in administering a virtual-reality based library services program. Using Second Life, the technology and its uses will be discussed highlighting the benefits to networking, resource identification and professional development. The Chicago Public Schools Department of Libraries Second Life Project will be used to demonstrate from the project planning to implementation. This program will also discuss the future of multi-user virtual reality environments, including information on other current virtual reality  environments, development of education grids, interoperability with other Web 2.0 technologies, and open
standard development.

Speakers: Lisa Perez; Christie Thomas

My Avatar Will Contact Your Avatar: Virtual Worlds, Real Opportunities
Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA, a division of ALA), Systems and Services Section (SASS)
Monday, July 13, 8:00 am-10:00 am Central Time
Location: McCormick Place West in W-178a

Track: Administration & Leadership; Leadership & Management
Virtual worlds are creating a new strain of librarianship, with its own set of opportunities and affordances.  The number of virtual worlds and the overall citizenship of virtual worlds continue to increase.  Many libraries are developing services and collections in virtual worlds.  Sooner or later all libraries will need to make a decision about virtual worlds.  In this program, we will explore the following questions: What are the trends and developments in virtual worlds, such as Second Life, Lively, Qwaq, Teen Second Life, and Whyville? How are they being used by libraries and library-related organizations? What factors should libraries consider in deciding whether or not to develop a virtual world presence? What is the future of librarianship in virtual worlds? What resources and skills are needed to start and sustain a virtual world library presence?

Speakers: Lori Bell, Alliance Library System; Tom Peters, TAP Information Services; Kathryn Robinson, Orange County Library System

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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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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).

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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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