The GIS Librarian at UT at Arlington, Joshua Been, posted about their need for a GIS Research Assistant for Second Life. He says, "our library is making the move and has decided to test the possibility of providing research assistance in Second Life (SL). The pilot project will focus exclusively on GIS research assistance, after which we will examine its outcomes and decide how to proceed."
Worth taking a look at, perhaps? Maybe a pilot project for one of our Media Cloisters students?