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Discussion ALA Annual 2016 Program and Meeting

by Breanne Kirsch on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 08:25 am

We will be busy at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando. Please join us for our program: Great Games and Gamification in Libraries on Monday, June 27 from 8:30am-10:00am for lightning rounds from 6 librarians. See details here: http://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ala-annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=138015.

We will be busy at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando. Please join us for our program: Great Games and Gamification in Libraries on Monday, June 27 from 8:30am-10:00am for lightning rounds from 6 librarians. See details here: http://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ala-annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=138015.

Directly after our program, we will hold our meeting at Annual with a guest speaker: Kimberly Copenhaver, who will speak about using Moodle and gamification for training purposes. It will be held from 10:30am-11:30am in the convention center room W307A. For more details, please see: http://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ala-annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=142921.

Please join us at one or both of these events at Midwinter. I look forward to seeing you!

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Discussion Meeting at Midwinter

by Breanne Kirsch on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 06:55 pm

Hi All,

If you are interested in learning ways that games can be used in instruction and outreach in libraries, come to the Game Making Interest Group meeting on Sunday, February 1 from 10:30-11:30am at ALA Midwinter 2015. See http://alamw15.ala.org/node/25631 for details. Hope to see you there.

Sincerely,
Breanne Kirsch
Game Making IG Founder and Chair

Discussion Game Making Interest Group Meeting, ALA Annual 2014

by Breanne Kirsch on Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Game Making Interest Group Meeting, ALA Annual 2014

Game Making Interest Group Meeting, ALA Annual 2014

  • The Game Making Interest Group had a successful meeting with 27 attendees at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference.
  • The Chair, Breanne Kirsch gave a short presentation on the Game Making Interest Group.
  • 6 lightning presentations were given by authors of the book: Games in Libraries: Essays on Using Play to Connect and Instruct, edited by Breanne Kirsch.
    • Mary Broussard- Knowing when to create a library game and best practices for game design
    • Andrew Battista- Overview on gamification and badges
    • Virginia Alexander and Bree Kirsch- Transfer student Agoge IL game
    • Heath Ward- Physical games related to literature, including a Marshmallow Gun War: Hunger Games Edition
    • Jason Battles- ARGs in the library
    • Bohyun Kim- Educational games in medicine and healthcare and the role libraries can have in educational games
    • Slides will be made available on the wiki: http://gamemakinginterestgroup.wikispaces.com/.
  • After the lightning presentations, an open discussion about how the attendees are using games in their libraries occurred.
  • Two copies of the book were raffled off at the end of the meeting.
  • Dan Maxwell agreed to be the Vice-Chair for the group this year.
  • Future endeavors of the group were also discussed. 
  • If you have questions or comments, feel free to e-mail Breanne Kirsch, the current Chair at bkirsch@uscupstate.edu.
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Discussion Game Making IG Meeting at ALA Annual 2014

by Breanne Kirsch on Mon, May 12, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Sunday, June 29- 8:30am-10:00am in LVCC- N219- Game Making Interest Group

Sunday, June 29- 8:30am-10:00am in LVCC- N219- Game Making Interest Group

Five authors of the new title, Games in Libraries: Essays on Using Play to Connect and Instruct, will speak about games in libraries. Mary Broussard will discuss knowing when to create a library game and best practices for game design. Heath Ward will talk about using physical games related to literature, including a Marshmallow Gun War: Hunger Games Edition. Breanne Kirsch and Virginia Alexander will discuss an Agoge information literacy game for transfer students. Jason Battles will speak about ARGs in the library. Bohyun Kim will give an overview on educational games in medicine and healthcare and the role libraries can have in educational games. Two copies of the book will be available for review and will be raffled off during the session. Please let Breanne Kirsch know if you have any questions.

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Discussion Games in Libraries: Using Play to Connect and Instruct

by Breanne Kirsch on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 07:43 am

Games in Libraries: Using Play to Connect and Instruct is a new book, edited by Breanne Kirsch, available from Amazon: http://amzn.com/0786474912 or Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/games-in-libraries-breanne-a-kirsch/1115625192?ean=9780786474912. This is a compilation from librarians making and using games in innovative ways at their libraries.

Games in Libraries: Using Play to Connect and Instruct is a new book, edited by Breanne Kirsch, available from Amazon: http://amzn.com/0786474912 or Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/games-in-libraries-breanne-a-kirsch/1115625192?ean=9780786474912. This is a compilation from librarians making and using games in innovative ways at their libraries. Chapter authors were chosen by Breanne based on conference presentations on games or her network of gaming experts. Feel free to contact Breanne with questions at bkirsch@uscupstate.edu. The book has been published by McFarland.

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Discussion Game Making IG Meeting, ALA Midwinter 2014

by Breanne Kirsch on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 07:38 am

The Group had a successful meeting with 12 attendees at the ALA Midwinter 2014 Conference. Please see http://connect.ala.org/node/217981 for the minutes. The slides from Breanne's short presentation are available here: http://uscupstate.libguides.com/GameMaking. If you have questions or comments, feel free to e-mail Breanne Kirsch, the current Chair at bkirsch@uscupstate.edu.

 

Discussion Magic: the Gathering and/or Tabletop-based Game playing Librarians.

by Joshua Carlson (non-member) on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 10:58 am

Hello all.  My name is Josh Carlson, I'm currently the Director of Youth Services at Utica Public Library in Utica, NY.  Recently I started a Facebook group for Librarians who play or are interested in Magic: the Gathering, though I am considering changing the name/focus to be more "broad" for tabletop-based gaming in general. 

Part of my goal is that I would like to organize some sort of meet and play during PLA this year.  Thoughts on that?

Hello all.  My name is Josh Carlson, I'm currently the Director of Youth Services at Utica Public Library in Utica, NY.  Recently I started a Facebook group for Librarians who play or are interested in Magic: the Gathering, though I am considering changing the name/focus to be more "broad" for tabletop-based gaming in general. 

Part of my goal is that I would like to organize some sort of meet and play during PLA this year.  Thoughts on that?

The link for the group is:  Librarians with Libraries  (https://www.facebook.com/groups/MTGLibrarians)

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Discussion ALA Midwinter 2014 Meeting

by Breanne Kirsch on Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 09:46 am

When: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: Marriott Room 409

When: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: Marriott Room 409

Description: The Game Making Interest Group will meet to discuss possible future programs and projects involving games and games making in libraries.
 
Breanne Kirsch will give a brief presentation about how you can make games without a lot of technology skills and will also discuss the history of the group and where the group will go in the future. Anyone interested in games or game making is encouraged to attend. If you have questions, feel free to contact Bree (the founder and current chair) at bkirsch@uscupstate.edu.

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Discussion Game Making IG Meeting, ALA Annual 2013

by Breanne Kirsch on Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 08:21 am

Game Making IG Meeting, ALA Annual 2013

Program

“What You Need to Know Before Gamifying Your Library”

There were 90 attendees for the program on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 8:30-10am. There were nine presentations focusing on gamification in libraries by the following presenters:

Game Making IG Meeting, ALA Annual 2013

Program

“What You Need to Know Before Gamifying Your Library”

There were 90 attendees for the program on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 8:30-10am. There were nine presentations focusing on gamification in libraries by the following presenters:

  • Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian, Florida International University Medical Library
  • Laurie Golden, Head of Community Relations, Canton Public Library
  • Nicole Pagowsky, Instructional Services Librarian, University of Arizona
  • Carli Spina, Emerging Technologies and Research Librarian, Harvard Law School Library
  • David Pattern, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Kyle Felker, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Grand Valley State University Library
  • Young Lee, Reference/Electronic Resources Librarian, University of La Verne College of Law
  • Annie Pho, Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Breanne Kirsch, Public Services Librarian, USC Upstate University Library

Meeting

  • We had 10 attendees at the meeting.
  • The Chair, Breanne Kirsch gave a brief introduction and history of the Game Making Interest Group to those that were new.
  • The group’s wiki was discussed and is available at: http://gamemakinginterestgroup.wikispaces.com/.
  • Our program on gamification was discussed:
  • Ideas for possible future programs were discussed, along with the upcoming publication, Games in Libraries: Essays on Using Play to Connect and Instruct, which is edited by Breanne Kirsch and being published by McFarland, due out in December. One future program idea is to have the authors of the chapters come to discuss their game making efforts in person.
  • One attendee suggested meeting online quarterly for an open discussion on game making efforts. Breanne will contact those that were interested about future Google Hangouts.
  • Then we had an open discussion for the rest of the meeting time about game making efforts going on at each of the attendees’ libraries.
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Discussion ALA Play 2013 at Annual

by Brian Mayer on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 02:52 pm

ALA Annual is just around the corner and another ALAPlay is going down! Come and join us for a free evening of open gaming and cos-play with a Lovecraftian twist on Friday, June 28th at the Sheraton Ballrooms 1&2 from 7:30 until 10pm. We have some great events planned, giveaways and lots of gaming fun.

ALA Annual is just around the corner and another ALAPlay is going down! Come and join us for a free evening of open gaming and cos-play with a Lovecraftian twist on Friday, June 28th at the Sheraton Ballrooms 1&2 from 7:30 until 10pm. We have some great events planned, giveaways and lots of gaming fun.

We have Paizo Publishing showcasing their Pathfinder system, their new Pathfinder Card Game which debuts at GenCon and Kill Dr. Lucky as well.

Jeff Ginger will be showing off and doing demos of 3D printing
 
Scott Nicholson is going to do face painting.
 
Matthew Murray is going to run a Cthulhu Campaign.
 
Steve Teeri will be hacked Kinect motion control games

 
Brian Mayer will be demoing his upcoming historical co-op Freedom: The Underground Railroad
 
And there will be more!
 

 

So come and dress up! Come and Game! Come and get Painted! Come and have fun!

 

 

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