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.
Public Posts from ALA Connect
- June Meeting Marie Vans on Inworldz & Kitely: Librarianship in Alternative Virtual Worlds
- ACRL-VWIG May Meeting, 5/15/2016: Spiff Whitfield discusses the Virtual Pioneers
- April Meeting - Pat Franks talks about the upcoming 7th Annual VCARA Conference
- ACRL-VWIG March meeting: Valerie Hill leads a discussion of Sherry Turkle's new book "Reclaiming Conversation"
- January 2016 ACRL-VWIG meeting
- ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Meeting Dec 13, 2015
- ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Meeting Nov. 8, 2015
- Tour of Second Life Libraries October 11th
- ACRL VWIG August Meeting
- ACRL-VWIG July Meeting - 2015-07-28
As of August 2015, the VWIG had 170 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.
The Virtual Worlds Interest Group was established at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference.
Join an Interest Group
Join the Virtual Worlds Interest Group through your ALA membership record, and participate through the interest group's ALA Connect space and the ACRL listserv. If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics or events, please contact the conveners.
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