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Picture GameRT Gaming Lounge

by Brian Mayer on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 02:47 pm
in GameRT (Games and Gaming Round Table)

Another big announcement for ALA Annual. The GameRT will be hosting a Gaming Lounge at ALA Annual in San Francisco. This will be a large 20x20 space on the exhibit floor that will be open to attendees all conference long while the exhibit floor is open. The space will feature open gaming, scheduled demo games from game publishers attending annual and sharing time from librarians exploring and using games in their library spaces.

Currently we will have scheduled gaming demos from:

Another big announcement for ALA Annual. The GameRT will be hosting a Gaming Lounge at ALA Annual in San Francisco. This will be a large 20x20 space on the exhibit floor that will be open to attendees all conference long while the exhibit floor is open. The space will feature open gaming, scheduled demo games from game publishers attending annual and sharing time from librarians exploring and using games in their library spaces.

Currently we will have scheduled gaming demos from:

  • Fantasy Flight Games
  • Academy Games
  • Paizo Publishing 

We will also have open game play available during the exhibit floor hours. Stop in and play games from the huge library of games in the GameRT's collection of games.

Lastly, Saturday and Sunday for one hour each day, we will have sharing times in which librarians can sign up to present and share with conference attendees their experience and expertise using games and play in their library spaces. This can be in any format desired (poster, tech, hands on... etc).

We are very excited for this space. It presents an opportunity to create a hands-on interactive space for conference attendees to explore game resources, interact with publishers and learn from great gaming programs.

If you are interested in being a part of the Gaming Lounge, either as a helper manning the space (checking out games and being a game shepherd) or if you would like to present during one of the two sharing slots, please get in touch with me.

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Picture ALAPlay 2015!

by Brian Mayer on Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 02:33 pm
in GameRT (Games and Gaming Round Table)

Each year at Annual, the Games and Gaming Roundtable puts together an evening of Open Gaming and discovery that is ALAPlay. This year is going to be another fantastic year! 

Apart from the open play of the GameRT's library of games, we will have special events and industry guests with us.

Fantasy Flight Games, Academy Games and Paizo Publishing will be there, demoing games.

I will be bringing a GIANT 8'x4' version of my board game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad.

Each year at Annual, the Games and Gaming Roundtable puts together an evening of Open Gaming and discovery that is ALAPlay. This year is going to be another fantastic year! 

Apart from the open play of the GameRT's library of games, we will have special events and industry guests with us.

Fantasy Flight Games, Academy Games and Paizo Publishing will be there, demoing games.

I will be bringing a GIANT 8'x4' version of my board game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad.

We will also be running an Unpub event. This will be an open invitation for attending librarians to bring in unpublished games to share and get feedback from players at the event. We will also be giving prizes to the top rated games from the event.

  • If you are interested in bringing in a design, please shoot me an email (bmayer@gvboces.org) so I have an idea of the number of games that will be coming and I can make sure to set aside enough table space.
  • We are also looking for game shepherd to help people find and learn games during ALAPlay. We have a great list of games in our library and our adding more each year. We also welcome people who would like to bring along their own games to teach as well!

If you are interested in helping or participating in any way, please get in touch with me (bmayer@gvboces.org).

Thanks!

 

 

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Picture ALAPlay 2015 Poster and thoughts

by Brian Mayer on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 08:44 am
in GameRT (Games and Gaming Round Table)

I am starting to work on a poster for 2015. I would like to have something ready for Midwinter to start getting people excited for ALAPlay. Looking for feedback and thoughts. The red underlines are because I took a screenshot of the design in progress ignore those.

I am starting to work on a poster for 2015. I would like to have something ready for Midwinter to start getting people excited for ALAPlay. Looking for feedback and thoughts. The red underlines are because I took a screenshot of the design in progress ignore those.

I am planning on running an unpub event at ALAPlay this year to allow librarians to showcase their designs, but also to expose the event and format as well. I reached out to Unpub and will be reaching out to protospiel to let them know of what I will be doing and to perhaps invite them down to be a part of the event. Libraries and these game design meetups are a great marriage, especially with libraries that are exploring maker spaces. 

So, looking for feedback on the poster design. Thanks all!

 

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Picture Creative Aging @ Your Library Program

by Abigail Elder on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 01:41 pm
in RUSA RSS Library Service to Aging Population (Reference Services Section)

Thanks to Jane, Michele, Allan and Angela who led our program at ALA Annual 2014. We had an excellent turnout at our program-- well over 100 people-- and the feedback received was great!

Picture Annual Conference 2014

by Abigail Elder on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 12:44 pm
in RUSA RSS Library Service to Aging Population (Reference Services Section)

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting! We made some good progress on the Guidelines and committed to having rough drafts ready of several sections by the October meeting.

Picture Membership pavilion

by Ann Marie Pipkin on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 08:40 pm
in RMRT Membership Committee

Join us at the Membership Pavillion. RMRT Members are there to help you. 

Picture ALAPLAY 2014 Poster

by Brian Mayer on Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 02:48 pm
in GameRT ALAplay Committee

I finished and wanted to share the poster for this year's event. Please let me know any feedback or changes you think should be made.

Picture York Reads wins Innovation Award!

by Elyse Pollick (non-member) on Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 08:06 am
in The American Dream Starts @ your library

We're so proud that our program York Reads! won the collaboration category for the Central Penn Business Journal's 2014 Nonprofit Innovation Awards. Since its inception, the program has strengthened the alliance between York County Library System & York County Literacy Council by increasing enrollment in Literacy Council programs. Additionally, 325 new library cards were issued and 96 new tutors were trained. The organizations merged and the Literacy Council was added to the Library System's interlibrary delivery route. 

 

We're so proud that our program York Reads! won the collaboration category for the Central Penn Business Journal's 2014 Nonprofit Innovation Awards. Since its inception, the program has strengthened the alliance between York County Library System & York County Literacy Council by increasing enrollment in Literacy Council programs. Additionally, 325 new library cards were issued and 96 new tutors were trained. The organizations merged and the Literacy Council was added to the Library System's interlibrary delivery route. 

 

Pictured here is YCLC Executive Director, Bobbi Ann DeLeo proudly displaying the award. Way to go!

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