Second Life Library Grand Opening!

Feel free to join us for the Second Life Library Grand Opening! I’ll be there greeting, hope to see you there too!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Gonzo Mandelbrot, gonzoman@videotron.ca
Lorelei Junot, lbell927@gmail.com
DATE: October 4, 2006

Alliance Library System and Second Life Library/Info Island Pleased to
Announce Official Opening

The Alliance Library System and the Second Life Library/Info Island
collaborative group of librarians are pleased to announce the grand
opening and a host of activities planned for Second Life residents
scheduled October 12-14, 2007. All events will be held in Second Life
and are free to residents.

“We have been working on this project with partners from around the
world for six months,” stated Kitty Pope, Executive Director of the
Alliance Library System. “We are grateful to all the librarians and
others who have put in huge amounts of time to make this happen and we
are pleased with the reception the library has received in Second
Life.”

Gonzo Mandelbrot, Coordinator of Grand Opening Activities said, “We
have a variety of activities, events and tours that people can pick
and choose from or they may attend everything. The goal is to
highlight all the different aspects of the library and Info Island and
all that is available there.”

A detailed schedule of events is provided below. If attendees have
questions about specific locations, come to Info Island. We will have
tour guides there who can show people to the event location.

Thursday, October 12 – Virtual Worlds and Education: The Cutting Edge
– 4 pm sl – 6 pm sl – Speakers: Pathfinder Linden, Kitty Paul, Puglet
Dancer, Professor Boliveau, Lorelei Junot and Maxito Ricardo – Puglet
Dancer and Kitty Paul will cut the ribbon to begin grand opening
ceremonies at Info Island open air auditorium (Info Island 143, 82,
34)
Friday, October 13 – Virtual Worlds and Alternate Realities – Where
Do Libraries Fit In? – 7:30 a.m. sl – 1:30 pm. sl – A variety of
wonderful speakers with keynote by Pathfinder Linden – Info Island
open air auditorium(Info Island 143, 82, 34)
Friday, October 13 – 5:00-6:00 p.m. sl – Scary Movies at Second Life
Pantheon Picture House (Info Island II, 98,71,24)
6:00-8:00 p.m. sl – Costume Ball at Info Island Mystery Manor – prizes
for best costumes! (Info Island, 214, 163,33)
Saturday October 14 – 8:00 a.m. sl – Opening of Caledon Branch – 19th
century library (Caledon Tamrannoch (211,31,22)
9:30 a.m. sl – Grand Opening of Second Life Library Medical Library –
special events (Info Island 165, 204, 33) – Bioterrorism demonstration
Speakers: Moriz Gupta and Sojourner Truth
12:00 p.m. sl – Second Ribbon Cutting and special speaker – Info
island Open Air Auditorium (Info Island 143, 82, 34) – Katt Kongo,
editor, Metaverse Messenger
3:00 p.m. sl – Talis SciFi & Fantasy Portal Opening – special events
(Info Island 29, 62, 33)
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. sl – TX950 Beach party and celebration – dancing
refreshments, fun (Info Island 85, 33, 23)
Throughout the day – Tours, scavenger hunts, information kiosks – come
and have fun!

For further information, please contact Gonzo Mandelbrot or Lorelei Junot.

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Liaison Librarian extraordinaire! Interests in libraries and technology, virtual worlds, gov pubs, fun and chocolate.
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