Contact: Andy Bridges
Communications Specialist, Washington Office
For Immediate Release
January 10, 2007



Virtual ALA Washington Office Opens in Second Life



WASHINGTON - On January 9, 2007, the ALA Washington Office proudly announced the opening of its "virtual office" in the online environment Second Life.


One of the most popular sites on the Internet, Second Life is an online world - at - in which people from all over the globe can interact. There are myriad locations and users navigate through them via their "avatar" - or, digital version of themselves.


The Washington Office is located in Cybrary City next to several other libraries. Cybrary City is one of several islands that librarians are using on Second Life to provide services to the users of this community. Traditional library services - such as collection building, reference, and community gathering - have all been incorporated into this virtual world. More information on activities can be found at


To visit the virtual Washington Office, simply visit the Second Life URL (SLURL):


At present, you can find the following items in the virtual office:



To learn more about Second Life, please visit


The ALA Washington Office was established in 1945 as a conduit between ALA members and federal legislators on Capitol Hill. To learn more, please visit

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Virtual ALA Washington Office Opens in Second Life