Virtual Worlds Interest Group


The Virtual Worlds Interest Group provides an opportunity for academic librarians with virtual world interests and responsibilities to have a place in ACRL to network, share information, ask questions, and work on special projects and programs relevant to academic libraries. The Interest Group also works to promote the various uses of virtual environments to potential and current academic librarians and to improve information literacy specifically in virtual worlds. The ACRL VWIG sponsors events, programs and meetings held mainly within the virtual world of Second Life and explores other developing Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality environments.


Dr. Valerie J. Hill (Convener, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Mrs. Alyse M. Dunavant-Jones (Incoming Convener, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Ilene B. Frank (Past Convener, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Megan R. Griffin (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)

Displaying active committee roster as of 05/24/2019. Last retrieved on 05/24/2019. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


As of August 2017, the VWIG had 206 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.


The Virtual Worlds Interest Group was established at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference. As of August 2018 the VWIG has 242 members. The next renewal date for this interest group is the 2018 ALA Annual Conference.

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Join the Virtual Worlds Interest Group through your ALA membership record, and participate through the interest group's ALA Connect space and the ACRL electronic mailing list. If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics or events, please contact the conveners.