Alliance Library System has started a Second Life project. They have created a library within the game, that people can use as meeting place.
As part of the library they are going to offer different programs such as a Book Discussion group on Tuesday nights, and live events. This morning they had their first Library program hosted by the Johnson County Library KS as part of the Librarian’s Continuing Education Seminar Series. They featured David King who spoke about how IT and librarians can talk each others language. For more information on upcoming events visit the official blog
Lori Bell originally had the idea, and now a group has began to help her. For more information about participating with the library you can join thier Google Group
I encourage everyone to take a risk and try something new like Lori, together we can make great ideas into reality. I think that is what organizations are for.
The images are from the Second Life Flicker Group. The first one is the library, and the second is the avatar for Lori. I included the last picture (me with a box on my head) because it is an example of me looking completely unprofessional, when I did not know how to open a box. Do not let the technology intimidate you. So what does it matter that I got a box on my head. I took it off and someone helped me open it. That is what people do, and as librarians, I think we need to remember that it is all right to look dumb sometimes. Those moments teach us what we need to know.
posted by Jami Schwarzwalder aka Eiseldora Reisman