Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usThis 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, 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

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.

One Thought on “Library Celebrates One Year in Second Life

  1. I just wanted to thank you for mentioning my new article in Scientific American Mind (“The Myth of the Teen Brain”) and to point out that I explore these issues in great detail in a new book called The Case Against Adolescence: Rediscovering the Adult in Every Teen. See:

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