Grand Opening Bash a Success

More than 20 avatars from around the world gathered to help us celebrate the Grand Opening of CAL's Sustainable Living Library in Second Life. Visitors toured the Library, which currently holds collections of web resources on Sustainable Living and Green Building, as well as an exhibit focused on the green aspects of the library itself.

The real fun began when DJ Zu started spinning tunes from a real-life turntable that was streamed live into Second Life. The songs ranged from classic pop favorites to electro-industrial to disco. We even grooved to a mixed version of Mozart - enhanced and combined with techno dance beats!

Some attendees were from other environmental-themed groups from across Second Life. They were happy to see CAL's efforts and encouraged us to take a look at what they are working on. SLIG will be working to partner with many of these groups to combine resources, and possibly co-host future events.

Next on the agenda is to continue to add to our collections, host new and informative exhibits, and to host workshops on 'green' topics, as well as Second Life Basics for new CAL SLIG members.


  1. This is so neat! I'm an MLS student in Tampa and just finished writing a research paper on information literacy. Some of my suggestions were to make teaching info literacy more entertaining and to make the library a more inviting place for young people. Your virtual library does both! Great job.

  2. Thanks Shalu. :)