ALA Second Life Symposium

Saturday, November 8, 2008  

Sponsored by the American Library Association Virtual Communities & Libraries Member Initiative Group

Schedule (All times are U.S. Pacific Time, also known as Second Life Time):
8:00 A.M. – Welcome and Keynote
Tom Peters, author, ALA TechSource Library Technology Report on Librarianship in Virtual Worlds

8:30 A.M. – Public and Rural Libraries in Second Life
Sonja Morgan, Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library

9:00 A.M. – Library Associations in Second Life
Tina Coleman, ALA

9:30 A.M. – Academic Libraries in Second Life
Carrie Pennell, Harvard University
FT Takacs, University of South Carolina

10:00 – 11:00 A.M. – Break

11:00 A.M. – Special Libraries in Second Life
Carol Perryman, Coordinator of Health Infoisland

11:30 A.M. – Schools, Teens and Tweens in virtual worlds
Kelly Czarnecki, Public Library Of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County

12:00 P. M. – Graduate library students in Second Life 
Sue Bergren 

ALA Island in Second Life.  There are several ways to get to ALA Island.  The SLURL is  Or you could search: under the Edit dropdown menu in the SL interface, then click on the Places tab, then search for “American Library Association” then select the teleport option. 


2 Responses to ALA Second Life Symposium

  1. Radio Riel ( is broadcasting the presentations to the symposium attendees in Second Life, as well as to anyone with an internet connection. Radio Riel is an Internet radio station, and the symposium will be broadcast on the following URL: . Anyone online can open that in a media player and tune in. The land in Second Life will also be set to that URL so attendees can just press play on their audio controls from inside of Second Life.

  2. Pipho says:

    Thank you for this information. I really can’t stop reading from your blog.

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