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Brian Mayer's picture

ALA Play Planning

Hello Everyone

I am the Member at Large on the GameRT and have been a part of a great team who has helped put together ALAPlay for most of the last five years. While it has been a nice event, I would like to take it further. I love that our groups come together for this event and I think there is a lot of connective tissue that we can build upon. I would love to find a common theme that we can use to structure some programming and events around for this year's ALAPlay. 

I would like to also construct an augmented reality game leading up to this year's convention, this could be a great build up and tie in to our theme. So, I would love thoughts and input!!!!


Brian Mayer's picture

I am chairing the committee for ALA Play for this year's event at Annual in Chicago. We are looking for committee members to help plan this years event. My goal for this year is to try to pull together a theme that carries over our areas. Please give me an email (bmayer@gvboces.org) to let me know if you are interested in being a part of this year's planning committee.

Brian Mayer's picture

Hi All

I was still wondering if there were any members interested in joining the ALA Play Committee to set up the event for this year's annual. I haven't gotten any replies and was wondering if the group is just quiet or if there is no interest in helping to put together this year's Play program.

I really love that gaming, graphic novel/manga and cosplay come together for the event and would love to work together to make something wonderful happen this year. So, please let me know if you have an interest in being a part of this year's committee. Jenny Levine is putting things together and would like to know if there are interested people.

Thanks so much again.


JP Porcaro's picture

color:#1F497D">I will handle the same stuff I did for the past three (!!!) years, that is, running any video games if we decide to use that (my vote is no again for this
year since it cost money) and also “hype” aka making sure LOTS of librarians are invited to the events via facebook/twitter/etc.




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jp porcaro, njcu librarian & nmrt councilor.

Michelle Chrzanowski's picture

Sorry for the tardy response, but I would like to help if I can.  Unfortunately, the most help I can give would have to be virtual as I will more than likely not be able to attend the conferences themselves.  If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.  


Michelle L. Chrzanowski

Brian Mayer's picture

Not a problem. Virtually planning help would be welcome. I am not 100% I am going to get the greenlight to attend myself. Would you be open to being on the planning commitee?

Michelle Chrzanowski's picture

I am indeed open to being on the planning committee and will help with anything I can.

Michelle L. Chrzanowski

Brian Mayer's picture

Great, I will let Jenny know.