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      ALA Island is the Second Life (SL) virtual world presence of the American Library Association (ALA). The central location is the Main Stage on ALA Isla... read more
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      Description

      ALA Island is the Second Life (SL) virtual world presence of the American Library Association (ALA).

      The central location is the Main Stage on ALA Island (128, 103, 29).

      Events taking place on ALA Island are announced via the ALA Island Facebook Fan Page as well as the ALA Island Events Public Google Calendar. Event information as well as other key facts and announcements come via the ALA Island Twitter.

      Direction for ALA Island comes from ALA's Virtual Communities and Libraries (VCL) Member Initiative Group (MIG), which was proposed and founded in 2007. The ALA VCL MIG records its activities here at the Virtual Presence Blog. Both the ALA VCL MIG on ALA Connect and the ALA VCL MIG E-Discussion List are online forums for discussing topics of interest to the group, which explores issues and interests of libraries and library workers in a wide variety of social networking and multi-user universe settings. Further in-depth resources on ALA Island can be found on the ALA in virtual worlds page of the ALA Read Write Connect Wiki.

      For more information on the virtual world itself and how it functions, consider joining the Second Life Users Group on ALA Connect.

      Pictures, blog posts, and other online resources for ALA Island can be found by searching its tag: "alaisland."

      Need help and information on signing up for and participating in the Second Life virtual world? Please see the Second Life page on the ALA Library Professional Tips Wiki.

      Additional details and information about ALA Island is available at ALA Island in Second Life on the ALA web site.

      Statement of Purpose
      To provide a group within ALA for members interested in fostering the practice of library work, the visibility of libraries and library workers, and the extension of library services within online social networks, virtual worlds, and other communities of intention. To provide a mechanism for sharing experiences and practices in-person or virtually through programming or asynchronous communications. To encourage wider participation by the profession and the association in virtual worlds. and To establish a forum across all types of libraries and at all levels of library employment concerned with the development of library services in emerging social networks, virtual worlds, and other communities of intention. This group is open to all members.

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