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Beth Gallaway's picture

What Does Gaming Have to do With Books Anyway? Justifications for Games in Libraries

Saturday, July 11, 2009
10:30 am to 12:00 pm, US/Central

Interested in introducing gaming programs but unsure how to justify it?  This panel of public, academic, and school media library staff will explore how they have justified gaming in their libraries. Bring your questions to get advice about your situation.


Invited Panelists include: 

Sarah Couri, Teen Services, New York Public Library; Christopher Harris, School Library System, Genesee Valley BOCES; Kieran Hixon, John C. Fremont Library District, Florence, Colorado; Paul A.D. Waelchli, St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin

Location: McCormick Place West in W-470a
Unit: ALA - Subunit: OLOS
nico duca (non-member)'s picture

I went to the mailbox this Saturday morning and was excited to see the new arrivals. UWM has given me free subscriptions to library journals. Let me say it again, for FREE. I will be receiving the School Library Journal and Library Journal for approximately 12-20 months. As soon as I arrived home, I highlighted all the programs that I would like to attend while at the ALA conference. 

Managing Libraries: I'm a Leader, I'm a Follower: Middle Management Theory and Practice
FYE: Connecting First-Year College Students with the Library
Bringing the Immersion Program Back Home
Reinvent Your Professional Identity: How To Maximize Job Opportunities During a Down-Turned Economy
Retaining Distance Students from Diverse Groups in Higher Education: How Can Libraries Help? 
Practical Tips on Dealing with the Most Challenging Library Patrons
What Does Gaming Have To Do With Books, Anyway? Justifications for Games in Libraries
When Is Nice Too Nice?
Only for Passionate Librarians: Working in Rural and Small Libraries

And, it has a great article titled, "MLS: Hire Grounds?" that I read. So, I look forward to reading these journals as they come....hoping time will permit it.