Virtual Worlds Interest Group

Charge

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.

Roster

JJ Jacobson (Convener, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Joseph Floyd (Past Convener, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Esther S. Grassian (Past Convener, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Chase Ollis (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2014. Last retrieved on 08/30/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

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

Origin

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

Get Involved

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
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2521
E-mail: collis@ala.org