Second Life - Teen Services

Through the RSSvine this morning, I stumbled across this exciting development regarding Second Life - Library 2.0 ... my own library (PLCMC) is getting involved and has just recently taken up the charge to help develop a Teen Services componet to this endeavor.

After emailing back-n-forth with Kelly Czarnecki, I learned that this idea has literally bloomed overnight and really just in development right now, but that there is also an information blog setup to help keep staff and libraries informed. What I didn't know before emailing with Kelly is that there is actually more than one Second Life out there. Apparently the online environment separates teens from the adult world for safety purposes, but but w/permission teachers can enter the teen world with a legitimate purpose. I'm guessing that's the reason I never ran into flying flag woman (I'm seriously envious of her outfit) or the inferno shirt person during my visit. Yet, in some folks Flickr galleries, it's apparent I was there. Hmmm... can anyone help me undertand this??

Anyway, read up more about this additional development for Teen Services in Second Life over at Kelly's blog, Virtual Teen Library.

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Kelly said...

Thanks for the mention Helene! We can also have a library on an island which is a place that teens can come to if they want (but adults still can't leave the island and go to the teen grid). It costs $$$, so we are looking at possible grants. This is a very exciting project.