Virtual Library Services to Teens
The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC) and the Alliance Library System (IL) have teamed up to provide virtual library services in Teen Second Life – a version of Second Life specifically for ages 13-17. The library service, called Eye4You Alliance, is an effort to provide information services where teens are — in virtual reality.
The project hopes to build teen developmental assets, encourage collaboration and promote active learning that will prepare teens for future learning. PLCMC and Alliance Library System leaders believe this environment has significant learning potential by being a Web interface that can challenge teen users to figure things out for themselves.