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Description: ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Virtual Worlds Interest Group
First meeting on August 12th at 5 PM SLT to discuss future events and plans. ACRL members, academic librarians and staff, or anyone interested in ACRL in SL is welcome to attend! (Abbey Zenith)
Notice from ACRL:
I am pleased to inform you that the ACRL Board of Directors at its July 11, 2009, meeting in Chicago, approved the establishment of the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group with the following statement of purpose:
To provide support and oversight for a designated volunteer to manage the Second Life presence of ACRL; to facilitate communication and collaboration for ACRL members and potential members involved in or interested in virtual worlds for professional activities; to participate in and support the activities of ACRL in virtual worlds on an ongoing basis; to advocate for ACRL and to recruit new members to ACRL in virtual worlds.
The ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group also has a pre-populated ALA Connect community. The ACRL Board strongly encourages all members to explore ALA Connect as a resource for virtual collaboration and welcomes feedback and suggestions for improvements that would further support member collaboration and meet technological needs.
ACRL Staff are working with ALA staff to ensure that this interest group is available as an option for ACRL members on the membership form.