This weekend, InfoIsland on Second Life celebrates their one year anniversary. Over ten islands and events running throughout the day, including a discussion from Mukwa Dibou (aka ALA President elect, Loriene Roy pictured here) who said that sl gives additional options for communication and social spaces. She also invited everyone to the National Museum of the American Indian in D.C. on Friday, June 22, 3:30p-5:30p for a celebration in her honor.
Don’t miss Cerulean Vesperia’s presentation on Sunday at 5p sl (PST) on Pain in the Brain! How to cope with teens in the library on HealthInfo Island in second life. (check out this article from this month’s issue of Scientific American Mind on The Myth of the Teen Brain by Robert Epstein.)
Other events include book discussions, building classes, music concerts, machinima classes, tours, grand openings of other buildings, and more. It’s an amazing weekend.
Check out the article on page three of the Metaverse Messenger, Second Life’s newspaper for more detailed information. Create your own avatar at www.secondlife.com, install the program on your computer, log in, click on search and type in Info Island and teleport.
btw, starting this summer, San Jose State University will offer a graduate degree course in Library and Information Science tracking the world of libraries in immersive environments.
Posted by Kelly Czarnecki