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Alliance Virtual Library

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From the "It's a Virtual, Virtual, Virtual, World" Conference.

From the "It's a Virtual, Virtual, Virtual, World" Conference.

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    • 1. Rhonda B. Trueman, MLIS Second Life Name: Abbey Zenith
    • 2. Imagine a library…
    • 3. that serves a global audience . . .
    • 4. where change is fast and inexpensive . . .
    • 5. where there is little distance between ideas and innovation, creativity and creation . . .
    • 6. staffed by volunteers . . .
    • 7. open and active 24/7. . .
    • 8. with many of the things you expect in a library . . .
    • 9. and many things you don’t .
    • 10. A library where the reference desk is the heart of the community.
    • 11. A library that is a center for professional development . . .
    • 12. networking . . .
    • 13. and collaboration.
    • 14. A library where MLIS students can meet and learn; participate in library projects; and network with professionals.
    • 15. Welcome to Alliance Virtual Library!
    • 16. What is Alliance Virtual Library?
      • Virtual Library located in Second Life
      • Supported by Alliance Library System
      • Staffed by volunteers
      • Oldest Working Library in Second Life
      • Largest Library in Second Life
    • 17. Alliance Virtual Library’s Story
      • Lori Bell, Director of Innovation at Alliance Library System, Peoria, IL.
      • Project began March 2006
      • Exhibits, programs, reference started.
      • Grand Opening October 2006
      • Expanded from a small parcel of land to over 40 sims, 5 of which make up the Alliance Virtual Library’s core resources and services.
    • 18. Info Island – March 2006
    • 19. Imagination Island – January 2007
    • 20. Info Island International - July 2007
    • 21. Infotainment Island - July 2007
    • 22. Illumination Island - July 2008
    • 23. Alliance Virtual Library’s Services
      • Reference
      • Programming
      • Exhibits
      • Professional Development
      • Networking Opportunities
      • Conferences
      • SL Resources & Skills Training
    • 24. Alliance Virtual Library’s Resources
      • Books
      • Audio Books
      • Video
      • Internet Pathfinders
      • Links to URLs
      • Exhibits
    • 25. AVL’s most important Resource – Volunteers!
    • 26. Reference Desk!
    • 27. Classes & Discussions
    • 28. Book Events!
    • 29. Special Events
    • 30. Meetings!
    • 31. Fun!
    • 32.  
    • 33. Experience Alliance Virtual Library!
      • www.secondlife.com – free download
      • www.infoisland.org – project blog
      • “ Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries” published by Information Today and edited by Lori Bell and Rhonda Trueman
      • ISBN: 978-1-57387-361-1
      • Contact: [email_address]
    • 34.
      • Sources:
      • Kingdon, Mark. “4 months at the Lab” http://blog.secondlife.com/?s=M+Linden Accessed on September 30, 2008.
      • Lamont, Ian. “Real Life will Trump Second Life, Microsoft Says” PC World. http://www.pcworld.com/article/151613/real_life_will_trump_second_life_microsoft_says.htm Accessed on September 30, 2008.
      • Linden Labs, Second Life Virtual Economy, Demographic Summary Information through July 2008. http://secondlife.com/whatis/economy_stats.php
      • Linden, Hamilton. “IBM and Linden Lab Interoperability Announcement” http://blog.secondlife.com/2008/07/08/ibm-linden-lab-interoperability-announcement/ Accessed September 26, 2008.
      • Spinelle, Jenna. “Researchers Examine Problem Solving in Second Life.” Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology, News and Events. http://ist.psu.edu/newsevents/?pageID=736&HeadlineID=1856 Accessed on 9/29/2008.

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