What’s Happening in IL Space

This reception was at the Monterey Public Library on Sunday evening, there were a several speakers and a wine and cheese reception afterwards. I know, I know, how could I have forgotten to write about this yesterday? :) The Library was open with a lot of natural light and some great book displays, the staff was friendly and helpful to all of the strangers convening in their space.

There was a LOT of information presented in a very short time so forgive the briefness of my notes. It was a great teaser for the rest of the week.

Jeremy Kemp from San Jose State University School of Library & Information Science spoke about their virtual campus in Second Life and what the school and students are doing with Second Life. Very cool.

Lori Bell from Alliance Library System talked about what they are doing in Second Life – virtual exhibits, volunteers, networking and meetings, reference, etc.

Aaron Schmidt talked about games in Libraries. This was the third time I’d seen him talk about games in libraries and each version was as good as the last. (see earlier posts)

Amanda Etches-Johnson talked about OPACs and all the cool things Libraries are doing with them. I know she didn’t think it was fair she had to follow a presentation on Gaming but it was really exciting to see the different OPACs. I guess only a Librarian would say that! :)

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