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Cybrary City is a piece of virtual property located withing the 3D virtual world, Second Life. Cybrary City is associated with the SecondLife Library 2.0 project, begun by Illinois' Alliance Library System and maintained by volunteers from all over the world.

The information below is taken from a notecard that users are given at the Welcome Center on Info Island in Second Life.

Features, landmarks and services on Info Island I are listed below. Please feel free to look around the island and ask questions of any Librarian you may see. Some of us are new too, but we will be glad to try to get an answer for you!

Cybrary City is InfoIsland's area for individual libraries to set up offices and offer resources. We have a Librarian Conference Center for special resources for librarians and meeting, class and and conference space. There is another open air conference center located on this island. Please contact Lorelei Junot or Abbey Zenith for space availiability and scheduling for classes or events.

List of institutions represented on Cybrary City

  • Administrative Offices
  • Australian Libraries Building
  • Claremont Colleges Digital Library
  • Eye4You Teen Library Services
  • Johnson & Wales University Library
  • Librarian Conference Center
  • Librarium & Philosopher's club
  • McMaster University Library
  • Normal Public Library
  • Nova Southeastern University Law Library
  • Patent Searches
  • Selfdescription.org
  • Society Hill, South Carolina Public Library
  • St. Louis County Library
  • State Library of Kansas
  • Talis Building
  • Teen Educators in SL
  • University of Washington
  • University of Montevallo
  • University of Illinois
  • University of South Florida Library
  • TX-950 club
  • UIC Library of Health Sciences
  • UCLA

Resources in the Library Science Center

The Library Science Center is on the right-hand side of the first floor of the Conference Center on Cybrary City.

Resources for Library IT Staff (contact: Lebachai Vesta)

Slashdot http://www.slashdot.org

Mashable http://mashable.com

John Blyberg's Blog http://www.blyberg.net

Tame the Web: Libraries and Technology http://www.tametheweb.com

Library Geek Woes http://www.librarygeekwoes.com

Wired http://www.wired.com

Library Conferences (contact: 3jane Gray)

ALA http://www.ala.org/ala/confservices/upcoming/upcomingconferences.htm

ALA chapters (dates only) http://www.ala.org/ala/ourassociation/chapters/planningcalendar/planningcalendar.htm

SLA Events http://www.sla.org/calendar/

ALIA http://conferences.alia.org.au/

InfoToday http://www.infotoday.com/conferences.shtml

CLA http://www.cla.ca/

LITA http://www.ala.org/ala/lita/litaevents/litaeventsprograms.htm

ACRL http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/acrleventsconferences.htm

IFLA http://www.ifla.org/IV/index.htm

ER&L http://electroniclibrarian.org/moodle/

EDUCAUSE http://www.educause.edu/content.asp?PAGE_ID=31&bhcp=1

Library Science-related websites (contact: 3jane Gray)

WebJunction http://www.webjunction.org

Library Success Best Practices Wiki http://www.libsuccess.org/

Libdex: library blogs http://www.libdex.com/weblogs.html

LLRX (Library law) http://www.llrx.com

Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org

Library Sci Journals (BUBL) http://bubl.ac.uk/journals/

Library Sci Journals (Yahoo) http://dir.yahoo.com/Reference/Libraries/Library_and_Information_Science/Journals/

Library 2.0 stuff (contact: 3jane gray)

Libraries and librarians flickr group http://flickr.com/groups/librariesandlibrarians/

Library 2.0 reading list http://www.squidoo.com/library20/

Web 2.0 and Libraries (Michael Stephens) http://www.techsource.ala.org/ltr/web-20-and-libraries-best-practices-for-social-software.html

Do libraries matter? (PDF) http://www.talis.com/downloads/white_papers/DoLibrariesMatter.pdf

Walt Crawford http://cites.boisestate.edu/v6i2a.htm

Stephen Abram http://tinyurl.com/zeu2k

Library jobs lists (contact: 3jane gray)

ALA Job list http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/controller.cfm

LITA jobs http://www.ala.org/ala/lita/litaresources/litajobsite/newthisweek/newweek.htm

LISjobs.com http://www.lisjobs.com/jobs/index.asp

Australia http://www.alia.org.au/employment/vacancies

The Chronicle http://chronicle.com/jobs/300/100/6000/

ARL Careers http://db.arl.org/careers/

ASIS&T http://tinyurl.com/weanp

SLA job search http://sla.jobcontrolcenter.com/search/

SOLINET jobs http://www.solinet.net/JobSite/JobSiteList.cfm

OhioNET jobs http://www.ohionet.org/jobs.php

IU SLIS list http://tinyurl.com/yy6mfr

Pacific NW http://www.pnla.org/jobs/index.htm

Links to Library Associations (contact: 3jane gray)

ALA http://www.ala.org

SLA http://www.sla.org

CLA http://www.cla.ca

Library Assoc (UK) http://www.la-hq.org.uk

Australian Lib Assoc http://www.alia.org.au

PLA http://www.pla.org

LITA http://www.lita.org

ASIS&T http://www.asis.org

Music Lib Assoc http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org

Medical lib Assoc http://www.mlanet.org

AALL http://www.aallnet.org

U.S. State/regional http://www.ala.org/ala/ourassociation/chapters/stateandregional/stateregional.htm

Theatre Lib Assoc http://tla.library.unt.edu

ATLA http://www.atla.com

American Indian Library Association http://www.nativeculture.com/lisamitten/aila.html

Catholic Library Association http://www.cathla.org