American Library Association in Second Life

The American Library Association will be celebrating Banned Books Week in Second Life, Teen Second Life, MySpace and Facebook:

ALA celebrates Banned Books Week in virtual world

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is pleased to announce Banned Books Week activities for librarians and the general public in virtual worlds Second Life, Teen Second Life and on social networking sites MySpace and Facebook.  ALA is working with other library partners to provide an interactive experience centered on Banned Books Week, September 29-October 6, 2007, to help librarians and others to feel comfortable in social networking spaces and to reach out to new audiences.  Partners include Alliance Library System, Alliance Second Life Library, TAP Information Services and the new ALA membership group Virtual Communities and Libraries.”

Jump to the article for all the details, locations for the activities, and a calendar of events.


2 responses to “American Library Association in Second Life

  1. I think it would be great if the ALA gave some thought not only to the issue of “banned books out there” as something they use Second Life as a mere augmentationist device for, but pondered the problem of the Linden Labor corporate blog, with its many banned or deleted users, and the official forums of Second Life, from which many have been banned, some permanently — and searched within, and asked themselves why they are using a world and software like this merely to publicize what they see as the ills of first life, without seeing how these ills are more magnified and more awful within Second Life — more awful, because no one acknowledges them or holds campaigns about them by prestigious organizations.

  2. Pingback: Second Life News for September 27, 2007 « The Grid Live

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