Archive for June, 2009

Library Buzz on Info Island Tonight at 5 pm PT/SLT: Kay Tairov and Oberon Octagon!

Library Buzz on Info Island – Discussion with ALA: Oberon Octagon, Kay Tairov Live in Second Life Tonight at 5 pm PT/SLT – RSVP at the Facebook Event Page at

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See the ALA’s newest READ posters on display at ALA Island

As mentioned in the ALA Island I Love Libraries Library Showcase article–

You can see the newest celebrity READ posters of the American Library Association on display on ALA Island — on our Meta_Lab Whiteboard under the Galen Noltenius Sky Platform. Or go directly to the READ Posters Display on ALA Island (200, 140, 28).

Jonas Brothers READ poster at READ Posters Display, ALA Island (200, 140, 28)

Jonas Brothers READ poster at READ Posters Display, ALA Island (200, 140, 28)

Slideshow display includes ALA’s new READ posters for music stars Ne-Yo and the Jonas Brothers and for professional athletes Yao Ming and Cole Hamels.

Nearly 30 posters in all on display. Enjoy!

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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 –

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,
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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