Warning message

ALA Connect User logins are disabled for a temporary "gray-out" period, to prevent new posts while we upgrade into the New Connect. This gray-out period will begin on March 26th, and the new site will be launched on April 25th.

Users can use Search to view public content. Logins will be reinstated and users can create new posts, upload files, etc. post launch.

Thank you for your patience in cooperation. Check out training resources and schedule at:
http://www.ala.org/support/alaconnect

Or contact Julianna Kloeppel for training or Pam Akins with questions/concerns.
Syndicate content

GameRT (Games and Gaming Round Table) RoundTable

In: Games and Gaming, Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT)
View:   Faces | List
DiscussionsDiscussions
Discussions

Discussion Power Up Survey: LIS Educators, please share your experiences and thoughts on games and gaming in LIS curricula!

by Jonathan Hollister on Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 04:11 am

Apologies for any cross-postings!

Hello!  

Apologies for any cross-postings!

Hello!  

We are Aaron J. Elkins, PhD, Assistant Professor at Texas Woman’s University, and Jonathan M. Hollister, PhD, Assistant Professor at Pusan National University.  We hope to better understand the current status, use, and discussion of games and gaming within American Library Association (ALA) accredited Library and Information Science (LIS) degree programs in the United States.  Ultimately, we hope to provide curricular recommendations for LIS educators and programs as well as best practice guidelines for librarians and other information professionals.

If you are an LIS educator (this includes tenured/tenure-track faculty members, adjunct instructors, teaching faculty members, graduate lead instructors or graduate assistants, etc.) who have taught, are currently teaching, or developed curricular materials addressing gaming for an ALA-accredited degree program, then we’d like to hear from you!  You can learn more about the study and participate, if you so choose, at the link here:   

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YNF63ZY

Participants may withdraw from the study at any time and there is no penalty for not participating.  If you begin to participate and then choose to withdraw from the study, your partial data will not be analyzed: We will only use completed surveys.  There is a potential risk of loss of confidentiality in all email, downloading, electronic meetings and internet transactions.  If you have questions or need clarification about the study or your rights as a study participant, please do not hesitate to contact the Institutional Review Board at Texas Woman’s University by phone at 940-898-3378.  The Human Subjects Research Committee assurance number is FWA00000178 and the IRB number is 19792.  You may also contact Aaron J. Elkins at aelkins3@twu.edu or Jonathan M. Hollister at hollisterjm@pusan.ac.kr directly.  You can also use these contacts to enquire about the research results.

Thank you for your time and participation. 

Best Regards,

Aaron J. Elkins, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Library & Information Studies
Texas Woman’s University

Jonathan M. Hollister, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Library, Archives, & Information Studies
Pusan National University

More...

Discussion GameRT Board Meeting Recording

by Brian Mayer on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 08:06 am

Hello Everyone

If you were unable to make the last board meeting, you can catch the recording here:

Hello Everyone

If you were unable to make the last board meeting, you can catch the recording here:

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2wad4drjt4/

More...

Discussion GameRT Board Meeting March 14th, 2017 at 2PM EST

by Brian Mayer on Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Please join us for the GameRT Board Meeting happening in Adobe Connect.

When:  3/14/17 at 2PM EST

 

To join the meeting: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/gamertbd/

 

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

 

Test your connection: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

Please join us for the GameRT Board Meeting happening in Adobe Connect.

When:  3/14/17 at 2PM EST

 

To join the meeting: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/gamertbd/

 

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

 

Test your connection: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html

 

The meeting is open to everyone to attend, please consider stopping in. The agenda for the meeting is attached. Hope to see you there!

More...

Discussion GameRT Escape Room Preconference at Annual.

by Brian Mayer on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 06:59 am

Registration for Annual opens today. Please consider registering for the GameRT's 1/2 day pre-conference on escape rooms. http://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events#GAMERT

 

 

Discussion GameRT PreCon at ALA Annual 2017

by Brian Mayer on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 07:40 am

Registration for ALA Annual 2017 is coming up and the Games and Gaming Roundtable will be putting on a Pre-Con on Escape Rooms with Diane Robson

Registration for ALA Annual 2017 is coming up and the Games and Gaming Roundtable will be putting on a Pre-Con on Escape Rooms with Diane RobsonDonald DennisLiesl Toates, Erin Miller and myself. Hope to see you there!

More...

Discussion International Games Day 2016 - Final Report

by Diane Robson on Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 04:17 pm

2016 was another successful year for International Games Day! You can read the final report on our IGD blog.

http://igd.ala.org/2016/12/16/igd-2016-final-report/

We are already working on the 2017 event. Feel free to contact me with any ideas, comments, or questions.

 

Discussion GameRT Board Meeting Agenda December 6th, 1pm EST

by Brian Mayer on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 07:06 am

Please join us for the GameRT Board Meeting happening in Adobe Connect.

When:  12/6/16 at 1PM EST

To join the meeting: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/gamertbd/

 

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

 

Test your connection: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

Please join us for the GameRT Board Meeting happening in Adobe Connect.

When:  12/6/16 at 1PM EST

To join the meeting: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/gamertbd/

 

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

 

Test your connection: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html

 

The meeting is open to everyone to attend, please consider stopping in.

 

The agenda for the meeting is attached.

 

More...

Discussion GameRT Call for Proposals for ALA Annual 2017

by Matthew Murray on Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 02:13 pm

The Games and Gaming Roundtable is now accepting conference presentation proposals on games and gaming in libraries for the American Library Association Conference, June 22-27, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Presenters will be required to provide either a twenty-minute presentation with Q & A or an hour-long hands on workshop.

Proposals are due by December 14th, 2016.

Please submit your proposals through GameRT's Conference Abstract website.

The Games and Gaming Roundtable is now accepting conference presentation proposals on games and gaming in libraries for the American Library Association Conference, June 22-27, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Presenters will be required to provide either a twenty-minute presentation with Q & A or an hour-long hands on workshop.

Proposals are due by December 14th, 2016.

Please submit your proposals through GameRT's Conference Abstract website.

You must include the names and email addresses of all presenters along with any other information that is required. 

 
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at thematthewmurray@gmail.com.
 
Please pass this message on to any people you feel may find it relevant.
 
Regards,
Matthew Murray
Chair, GameRT Program Planning Committee

 

More...

Discussion Video Game Collections for Special Libraries

by Matthew Hocker on Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 01:59 pm

Hello everyone!

Hello everyone!

I'm a new ALA member and new to the GameRT and was excited to see this group, as the library I work for recently started a collection of vintage driving/racing games (we're an automotive research library). Does anyone in the group here work for a special library with a gaming collection? I am aware of a few collections out there - University of North Texas, The National Video Game Museum (which eventually plans on creating a research library), etc. I would be interested in hearing about your experiences with collection development (especially outreach efforts in soliciting donations), preservation and providing access.

To help build an awareness of the collection among our parent organization's members, we will be running a research article one SEGA's Out Run (1986) in our parent organization's magazine, Antique Automobile. We selected Out Run because of its direct connection with automobiles (the car was modeled off of the Ferrari Testarossa) and because it has been ported to so many home computers and consoles over the years.

So far, we have an Atari 2600, NES, Gameboy and SEGA Genesis & CD with a small library of games. The strangest thing we received was an APF-MP1000, which was made in 1978 to compete with the Atari 2600. Only 13 games were ever made for this thing, one of which was built-in. Sadly, no driving games were among them, so it looks like we'll be trading this one in. ;-)

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas!

-Matt

More...

Discussion GameRT Board Meeting 9/26

by Brian Mayer on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm

Please join us for the agameRT Board Meeting in Adobe Connect.

When:  09/26/2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Time Zone:  (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US and Canada)

To join the meeting:

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/gamertbd/

 

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

 

Please join us for the agameRT Board Meeting in Adobe Connect.

When:  09/26/2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Time Zone:  (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US and Canada)

To join the meeting:

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/gamertbd/

 

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

 

Test your connection: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html

 

The meeting is open to everyone to attend, please consider stopping in.

 

The agenda for the meeting is attached.

 

 

More...

Pages

The mission of the Games and Gaming Round Table is to provide the following:

  • A forum for the exchange of ideas and concerns surrounding games in libraries;
  • Resources to the library community to support the building and maintaining of library game collections;
  • A force for initiating and supporting game programming in libraries;
  • Create an awareness of, and need for, the support of the value of gaming and play in libraries, schools, and related learning communities.
  • Create an awareness of the value of games and gaming in library outreach and community engagement plans.
  • A professional and social forum for networking among librarians and non-librarians interested in games and gaming.

Send an email to the GameRT Connect group by sending it to inbox+gamert@connect.ala.org.

Subscribe to GameRT (Games and Gaming Round Table)