Thursday, June 28, 2007

Alliance Second Life Library Wins Two Awards at ALA Conference in Washington DC

From: Lori Bell

Alliance Second Life Library, its libraries and volunteers are pleased to announce that they have won two prizes at the American Library Association in Washington DC this week. Both prizes were presented to Alliance Library System Executive Director Kitty Pope on behalf of the library and the libraries and volunteers working with the library.

The Library won one of six Sirsi-Dynix Building Better Community Awards Six library organizations were honored for enterprising uses of technology at the ceremony.

The Library also won the 2007 American Library Association Information Today Library of the Future Award for 2007 -
The international collaborative group of librarians working on the Alliance Second Life Library were recognized for their ground breaking work in the development of the 3D virtual world library, for forging new partnerships within the virtual world and for providing programs, services, and materials to the more than 7 million residents who inhabit Second Life.

"We are very pleased to receive these awards on behalf of a wonderful group of international volunteers and libraries providing high quality library information and program services that promote books and community," stated Kitty Pope, executive Director of the Alliance Library System.

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