Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usWhen you sign up for Second Life, it is said that your avatar is born. Today, Michele Gorman teleported to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library open house that happened to be going on at the time and her avatar was ‘born’ today.

While YALSA is indeed the fastest growing division of ALA, we could be the fastest growing division of Second Life avatars!

I’ve started a link on the LibSuccess: A Best Practices wiki here for YALSA members to list their avatar name and whatever other information they would like to include.

Today when I was on Second Life, a teen came to the information desk and said, ‘wow, what is that’? I found out that he was into drafting/architecture. Second Life will help teens with building skills. Also, teens that are attracted to MySpace because they can manipulate and customize their environments, might be attracted to Second Life as well.

The 3D environment is an interface that will be a skill we will need to know how to navigate in. If you purchase clothes online for example, knowing how to size your avatar to figure out if they will look good in a certain outfit can translate to you and whether you want to purchase it or not.

Posted by Kelly Czarnecki

About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.

2 Thoughts on “Your YALSA Board Candidate has a Second Life

  1. Curious if you are interested in teen authors on this site. My debut novel, BIG SLICK, is coming out with FSG in the Fall. I am also involved with Class of 2k7. I would love to get involved with this project in some capacity. Please get in touch!


  2. Kelly [Member] on April 3, 2007 at 8:45 am said:

    Yes, very interested. Thank you for posting. I will contact you.

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