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Seeking librarians for a survey about video games

Hello gaming librarians,

We are conducting a survey to learn more about the information needs and behaviors of people who interact with video games in order to improve information systems for video games. In addition to people who play games themselves, we are also interested in parents of children who play video games, people who collect video games, academic scholars who study video games, librarians/curators who work in libraries or museums with video game collections, game developers and designers, and more!

If you play video games of any type—including console games, streaming or other online games, or games on your smartphone or tablet--or work with games in other ways, would you please help us by taking this survey?

Completing the whole survey will take about 20-30 minutes. If you choose, you may submit your email address to be entered in a drawing for an Amazon gift card (one of ten $20 gift cards or one $100 gift card). This survey is anonymous and completely voluntary.

To participate in the survey, please go to: http://faculty.washington.edu/jinhalee/survey/index.php/953473/lang-en

Thank you for your consideration! Please feel free to share this survey invitation with others who might be interested.


Jin Ha Lee                                                           Rachel Clarke

Assistant Professor                                        Ph.D. Candidate

Information School                                       Information School

University of Washington                           University of Washington

Email: jinhalee@uw.edu                             Email: raclarke@uw.edu

Simon Lee's picture

Perfect!  It would be great to see the results of the survey.  I've shared this survey with the UCLA Library's Game-based Teaching and Learning Group.  We are in the process of putting together a proposal for a videogame collection by the end of this month  -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/uclalib.game/. 




Rachel Ivy Clarke's picture

Thank you for sharing this along! We reported some earlier findings at Midwinter last year and will hopefully be able to report more at ALA this summer. If you know of any other venues that you think might be appropriate for and interested in hearing about our work, I'm all ears!