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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.