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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