[Web4lib] Announcement: ALA Midwinter Mtg of the VCL MIG

Tom Peters tapinformation at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 13 10:44:39 EST 2007


Everyone interested in virtual communities, virtual worlds, and ways in which libraries can serve (and are serving) virtual communities is invited to attend the first ever in-person meeting of the ALA VCL MIG (Virtual Communities and Libraries, Member Initiative Group).  Here’s your chance to get in on the virtual ground floor!

WHEN:  Saturday, January 12, 2008 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

WHERE:  The Franklin 10 Room (out of thousands of Franklin rooms in Philly — accept no substitutes), 
Philadelphia Marriott Hotel, 1201 Market Street  
( Number 1 – in red, with a star -- on the ALA hotel map available at http://www.ala.org/ala/eventsandconferencesb/midwinter/2008/phillymap.pdf )

·        Learn about and discuss what libraries are doing in Active Worlds, Second Life, Teen Second Life, Whyville, and other virtual worlds

·        Explore the nature of the information needs and preferences of the residents of these virtual worlds

·        Learn how virtual communities of interest form, grow, and evolve

·        Have input into the ALA VCL MIG’s program at ALA Annual in Anaheim 
(Yes, Annual is only six months away and we’re still planning the program — revolutionary!)

·        Learn why the MIG is the most flexible and funkadelic aspect of the structure of our association.  

·        Move boldly into the future for librarianship

For more information about the ALA VCL MIG, please visit its wiki:


Tom Peters (Maxito Ricardo in Second Life; Maxito6 in Whyville)  
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