Virtual World Communities at ALA

Saturday i was part of a panel that presented a talk about virtual worlds and communities hosted by Tom Peters. We had a great turnout both in Second life and at the face to face conference. My part of talk focused on the why the Metaverse is important to the American Library Association and why the study of it falls into our domain. The audience seemed receptive to the ideas i think Tom wlll be posting the the session as a podcast on his website. I will post the link when it is available.

At the end of Tom’s talk he asked for a show of hands to see how many people were in virtual worlds other than Second Life…the picture is below
how many have used...

After the talk i had a chance to meet and give long over due hugs to fellow Educators Coop members Lori Momiji. I love meeting SL friends in RL and on my back to the hotel i was able to take a snapshot of three wonderful Information ISland reference desk volunteers. What a great day!

Second Life Library Workers

The evening was capped off with the School of Information Alumni recpetion hosted in the Sweet Suite. Below is a pic of the firework show from Disney land that is viewable from our balcony…mmm dessert, these things were yummy

fireworks frm the balcony

dessert bowls

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