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Rhonda B. Trueman, MLIS Second Life Name:  Abbey Zenith
Imagine a library…
that serves a global audience . . .
where change is fast and inexpensive . . .
where there is little distance between ideas and innovation, creativity and creation . . .
staffed by volunteers . . .
open and active 24/7. . .
with many of the things you expect in a library . . .
and many things you don’t .
A library where the reference desk is the heart of the community.
A library that is a center for  professional development . . .
networking . . .
and collaboration.
A library where MLIS students can meet and learn; participate in library projects; and network with professionals.
Welcome to Alliance Virtual Library!
What is Alliance Virtual Library? <ul><li>Virtual Library located in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by Alliance L...
Alliance Virtual Library’s Story <ul><li>Lori Bell, Director of Innovation at Alliance Library System, Peoria, IL. </li></...
Info Island – March 2006
Imagination Island – January 2007
Info Island International - July 2007
Infotainment Island - July 2007
Illumination Island - July 2008
Alliance Virtual Library’s Services <ul><li>Reference  </li></ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibits </li></ul>...
Alliance Virtual Library’s Resources <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Books </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li...
AVL’s most important Resource – Volunteers!
Reference Desk!
Classes & Discussions
Book Events!
Special Events
Meetings!
Fun!
 
Experience Alliance Virtual Library! <ul><li>www.secondlife.com  – free download </li></ul><ul><li>www.infoisland.org  – p...
<ul><li>Sources: </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdon, Mark.  “4 months at the Lab”  http://blog.secondlife.com/?s=M+Linden   Accesse...
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Alliance Virtual Library

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

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