Virtual Worlds Interest Group


To provide information and activities for ACRL members and to recruit new ACRL members through virtual worlds like second life; to manage the ACRL presence in second life; to participate and support the activities of ACRL in virtual worlds on an ongoing basis; to hold meetings within these virtual environments at ALA and ACRL conferences to share information and provide professional networking opportunities.


Joseph Floyd (Co-Convenor, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Esther S. Grassian (Co-Convenor, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
JJ Jacobson (Incoming Convener, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Dr. Valerie J. Hill (Past Convener, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Chase Ollis (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2013. Last retrieved on 07/06/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


As of August 2014, the VWIG had 130 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.


The Virtual Worlds Interest Group was established at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference.

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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.

Staff Liaison

Chase Ollis
Program Coordinator
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