Text and Photos by RENEEILENE SPIRITWEAVER
This was the winning entry in the Library category for our November article writing contest
Isaac Asimov on the Barnes Space Station display Rachelville created by the author. Pictured here is the author, Rocky Vallejo, and Franja Russell.
Once upon a time, in a library far, far away…..alright, the library wasn’t so far away. In fact, it was only as far away as the keyboard of your computer. The library is online. Ok, not so much online, as in Second Life.
Many people know what Second Life is, but what are libraries and librarians doing in Second Life? Everything! Librarians are attending presentations and meetings, book discussions, live readings, concerts and parties. Libraries are holding meetings, events, conducting training, creating simulations,recruiting, marketing and serving the public as always in this brave new world.
You’re new to Second Life and getting a little tired of walking around with a plain, ...
Text and Photo by BOOKIE BALOGH
After a period of inactivity, the Public Library group has come to life once more, under the able care and ownership of Leeorie Alter. With two meetings in rapid succession – in September and October – the group is focusing on ways to bring public library interests in Second Life together, and to provide support and networking for public librarians with a possible interest in SL but without sufficient resources to establish a full presence for their libraries in SL.
Initially established to undertake several projects, including a prototype library, the group will now continue to stimulate interest in SL on the part of public libraries and library systems, and to offer assistance in providing a presence inworld. Alter says, “there are very few SL projects originating from real life libraries; that is one of the issues I would like to see the group ...