Saturday, October 25, 2008

ALA SLymposium on Virtual Worlds and Libraries in Second Life

The American Library Association Virtual Communities and Libraries Membership Interest Group is pleased to announce its first ALA SLymposium to be held in the virtual world of Second Life on ALA island on Saturday November 8. There is no charge for the event. The fall SLymposium will offer a look at what all types of library-related organizations are doing in Second Life. A companion symposium for spring will explore what all types of library-related organizations are doing in other virtual environments.
The keynote speaker for the SLymposium is Tom Peters, CEO of TAP Information Services, and author of the recently released "Libraries and Virtual Worlds," an ALA TechSource publication. Peters is also one of the conveners of the VCL MIG. Other speakers include Sonja Morgan-Plummer, Tina Coleman from ALA, Carrie Pennell from Harvard University, FT Takacs from University of South Carolina, Carol Perryman from University of North Carolina SLIS, Kelly Czarnecki from Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, and Sue Bergren, a graduate student from the University of Illinois.
To register for this event, go to
For more information on the event, please contact Tom Peters at, Lori Bell at, or Sonja Morgan at
Event Schedule
8:00 A.M. – Welcome and Keynote
Tom Peters, author, ALA TechSource Library Technology Report on Librarianship in Virtual Worlds
8:30 A.M. – Public and Rural Libraries in Second Life
Sonja Morgan. Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library
9:00 A.M. – Library Associations in Second Life
Tina Coleman, ALA
9:30 A.M. – Academic Libraries in Second Life
Carrie Pennell, Harvard University
FT Takacs, University of South Carolina
10:00 – 11:00 A.M. – Break
11:00 A.M. – Special Libraries in Second Life
Carol Perryman, Coordinator of Health Infoisland
11:30 A.M. – Schools, Teens and Tweens in virtual worlds
Kelly Czarnecki, Public Library Of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
12:00 P. M. – Graduate library students in Second Life – Sue Bergren

12:30 P.m. – Social

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