A recent eMarketer report estimates that by 2011, 53% of teen and child Internet users will be in virtual worlds. YALSA is in the process of establishing a task force to explore the possibility of a presence in the virtual world of Second Life. Experience or money is not needed, but an open mind, time, being a YALSA member and access to a computer system that will support SL is. The task force will “report back to the YALSA Board of Directors at Midwinter 2008. Issues to explore include: cost, member interest in and use of Second Life, use of Second Life by other ALA Divisions, libraries or youth-serving organizations and possible content and types of participation and relevance to the YALSA mission.” If interested in becoming a member of the task force, contact YALSA President Paula Brehm-Heeger at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Kelly Czarnecki