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Congratulations Second Life Librarians!

Congratulations to the Alliance Second Life Librarians being awarded the 2007 Library of the Future Award!

Alliance Second Life Library Program receives 2007 Library of the Future Award

CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that Kitty Pope, executive director of the Alliance Library System, and the international collaborative group of librarians working on Alliance Second Life Library, are the 2007 recipients of the ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award.

This annual award consists of $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement to honor an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, application of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting.

Pope and the Alliance Second Life Library librarians are recognized for their ground breaking work in the development of a 3D virtual world library, for forging new partnerships within the virtual world, and for providing programs, services, and materials to the more than 1.3 million residents who inhabit Second Life.

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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  1. Kitty Pope [Visitor] Kitty Pope [Visitor]

    We are truly honoured and humbled by

    the award… is such a thrill to work with over 500 volunteer librarians from around the world on Infoisland. Kitty

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