GameRT International Games Day @ your library Committee Committee
The link for the 2014 ALA press release is http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/12/another-great-year-international-games-day-and-games-libraries-igd14. If our partner library organizations post their own press releases, maybe they could add them in the comments.
We should think about whether we want to use this same language on the public-facing I Love Libraries site or come up with different text to use there.
I'd like to introduce the Committee to Phil Minchin, our newest member of the IGD12 planning group. Phil is responsible for Australia's enthusiasm for NGD/IGD, and he's working to expand participation there. He has also proposed several great ideas for IGD activities, including the Global Gossip game.
I've added him to our Connect space so that he can share his ideas and we can all start planning this activity since we need to begin preparations for it. We probably need to start emailing instructions to participants and posting them to the IGD site within the next couple of weeks to make this work, so let's have at it!
Hello, awesome volunteers --
Actually, I should officially call you committee members, because you're now part of GameRT's first ever International Games Day @ your library Committee - congratulations!
To help us get started, here's some background information.
- Our chair is Diane Robson. My name is Jenny Levine, and I'm your staff liaison. Until this year, I've pretty much run "the event formally known as National Gaming Day" on my own, so feel free to ask me questions about any aspect of it. Please also feel free to run with the initiative and make it your own. :)
- I've entered you all in our member database with committee terms of 18 months initially (7/1/12 - 12/31/13). Eventually, we'll have to start staggering some of your terms so that the entire roster doesn't turn over on July 1, 2014, but we can address that later if some of you stay on for an additional term or if new members join the group.
As I was setting up the terms in our member database, I realized that the traditional 7/1-6/30 length of time wouldn't work well for us because Games Day is in November. So instead, I'd like to propose that the typical term run 1/1-12/31. That way, a single group can plan each year's event without worrying about turnover during that year. Please comment if you'd like to propose an alternative length of time.
- I set up some preliminary discussion forums for us based on the pieces I typically manage each year. Feel free to add, combine, or modify them by using the "manage" link in the right-hand column in our Connect group. I encourage you to post your suggestions, questions, thoughts, comments, etc. in the "discussions" area of our group. If you want to collaboratively work on a document, I suggest you make it an "online doc," and if you just want to upload something, use the "files" area. Remember that publishing something in our group will trigger an email notification to all of us, so there's no need to send a separate email heads-up.
- I also encourage you to post content publicly so that GameRT members can follow what you're doing and give you feedback. To do this, when you're adding something to our group, just check the box for "public" near the bottom of the screen. Some discussions should definitely remain private to just us, such as preliminary conversations about donations/spokespeople, personal information (eg, phone numbers), and confidential information (eg, discussions about indviduals - I'm not sure we'll encounter this situation, but I'll note it just in case).
Next I'll try to post a snapshot of where we're at with IGD12 so that each of you can claim which pieces you want to work on, start sharing ideas, etc.
Thanks again for volunteering for this group - it's great to have you on board!