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Poll Which Nintendo Wii game would you most like to play at Open Gaming Night at Annual (2009)?

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 10:32 am
Boom Blox Bash Party
14% (2 votes)
Mario Kart
57% (8 votes)
Raving Rabbids TV Party
7% (1 vote)
Super Smash Brothers
14% (2 votes)
Other (leave a comment below with the name of the game)
7% (1 vote)
Total votes: 14
GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion Google Calendar for GODORT at Chicago now available

by Amy West on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 05:15 pm

If it's of use to you, please see http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=1n1ti0n2t7q0euftt5h08n6eso%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Chicago which is a public calendar in Google of GODORT events at Annual in Chicago.

If it's of use to you, please see http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=1n1ti0n2t7q0euftt5h08n6eso%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Chicago which is a public calendar in Google of GODORT events at Annual in Chicago.

If you don't use Google Calendar, but do use other software that accepts *.ical formats, then this is the link you want to import into your own calendar: http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/1n1ti0n2t7q0euftt5h08n6eso%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

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Gaming in Libraries Course

Discussion "Testing" vs. "teaching" knowledge games

by Nancy Foasberg on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 11:00 am

I just watched this episode, and I was thinking about how knowledge games are described as games in which players bring to the table real-world knowledge they already have.

I just watched this episode, and I was thinking about how knowledge games are described as games in which players bring to the table real-world knowledge they already have. There's certainly some value in that, but what about games that teach real-world knowledge instead of testing it?  I am thinking of games like 1960: The Making of the President, in which the cards the players can use to influence the outcome of the election are tied into real events that happened at that time.  A lot of historical and wargames are like this--they are naturally strategy games, but I'm also tempted to call them knowledge games because they impart knowledge, but they aren't under the definition used here.  However, they are certainly "educational" and may be considered in a library program for some of the same reasons.  Well, many of them are too long, of course, but I do think they should fit in this rubric somewhere.

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LLAMA Mentoring Committee (Library Leadership & Management Association)

Event Mentoring Program Orientation

by Reese Evenson on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 01:37 pm

What:  LLAMA Mentoring Program Orientation

When: Saturday, July 11th from 1:30-3:30pm

Where: Fairmont - Chancellor Room

This orientation is for 2009-2010 Mentoring Program participants.

LLAMA Mentoring Committee (Library Leadership & Management Association)

Event LLAMA Mentoring Committee Meeting

by Reese Evenson on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 01:37 pm

What: LLAMA Mentoring Committee Meeting

When: Sunday, July 12th, from 10:30am - noon

Where: Sheraton - Illinois Exec Ballroom

NMRT (New Members Round Table)

Discussion NMRT Service Opportunity @ ALA Annual in Chicago

by Shantrie Collins on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Dear Colleagues and Friends,  The 2009 ALA Annual Conference is Chicago, IL is coming very soon!  NMRT Resume Review Service needs you!

Dear Colleagues and Friends,  The 2009 ALA Annual Conference is Chicago, IL is coming very soon!  NMRT Resume Review Service needs you!  Volunteer to be a Greeter for Resume Review Service and make a difference in a librarian's career!  Being a greeter is easy. You just keep an eye on the booth, and help reviewers and job-seekers to connect, and hand out informative guides about resume writing. The Placement Center will be located in the Grand Ballroom of McCormick Place, South. We will operate during the following days and times at the conference:  

Saturday, July 11 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 12 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Schedule: Greeters are scheduled for one-hour time slots; however you may volunteer for more than one day and/or time-slot. All slots are available at this time. Sign-up early and reserve your preferred time slots.  Please donate an hour of your time for a good cause! See the RRS wiki at http://nmrtrrs.wikispaces.com/ for more information and email me if you have any questions. I have attached the guidelines for our booth greeter volunteers. If interested, please contact me at scolli24@utk.edu. 

Thanks,   

Shantrie Collins, Research Assistant Professor, John C. Hodges Library, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000, (865) 974-0395, scolli24@utk.edu 

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ACRL AFAS (African-American Studies Librarians Section)

Event AFAS General Membership Meeting

by Heather Martin on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 10:01 am

Location: Palmer House in Monroe Ballroom

AFAS members as well as conference attendees interested in learning more about the section are encouraged to attend.

ALCTS

Discussion ALCTS E-Forum on Creating the Future of ALCTS

by Charles Wilt on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 09:38 am

DATES: Thursday, June 18-Friday 19, 2009

TOPIC: Creating the Future of ALCTS

MODERATORS: M. Dina Giambi, ALCTS President and Mary Case, ALCTS President-Elect

 

ALCTS is the process of reviewing its organizational structure with the goal of creating a new structure that is more in tune with the needs of its members.

 

To join the discussion, register for the ALCTS-eforum list at http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/alcts-eforum and click on the "Subscribe"button in the panel on the left.

 

Mary and I encourage all the E-forum subscribers to participate, ALCTS members and non-members alike.

 

Thank you.

Dina

 

M. Dina Giambi

President, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association and Assistant Director for Library Technical Services University of Delaware Library

181 South College Avenue

Newark, DE 19717-5267

 

Phone: 302-831-2829

Fax: 302-831-1046

E-mail: dinag@udel.edu

 

AND

 

Mary M. Case

University Librarian

University of Illinois at Chicago

801 S. Morgan St.

Chicago, IL  60607

312-996-2716

marycase@uic.edu

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Games and Gaming

Event Open Gaming Night

by Beth Gallaway on Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Location:  Chicago Hilton, International Ballroom South

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