This webinar will introduce AIIP members to virtual worlds in general, and Second Life specifically. With hundreds of millions of dollars being invested in virtual worlds each year, virtual worlds are becoming second homes for corporations, government agencies, universities, not-for-profit agencies, and everyday people. Virtual worlds (VW) are being used by every age group and culture. As they evolve, there is the possibility that a VW will be our next browser interface. With all of this activity and potential, this presentation and discussion will focus on the activities that are occurring, the potential future promises and why information professionals need to be involved.