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