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My book, Everyone Plays at the Library, is going to be published by
Information Today in summer 2010.
I've been talking with them on images for the cover and inside, and I
came up with an idea.
I would love to have some pictures of actual patrons in actual
libraries playing actual games (instead of stock photos).
So, I thought I'd turn to you!
What I'm looking for:
- High-resolution (5MB or better) clear, well-lit pictures of people
playing games in libraries. The setting should clearly be a library,
and I would love to have images from all types of libraries - public,
academic, and school.
- All types of people - children, teens, adults, seniors, preferably
playing together (kids and teachers, students and faculty, members of
the public and librarians). Gaming as a connecting experience across
generations is a strong message in my book.
- All types of games - board, card, roleplaying, video, computer,
The images I'm looking to portray is the "Library Gaming Experience",
as that's at the core of the book. I'm covering all game types, all
age groups, and all library types in the book, so I would love to have
that variety on the cover.
I need the pictures by January 15th. I realize this is tough timing,
but these pictures can be staged events. So, you can get your family,
your friends, your loyal patrons or library friends (and You) in a
gaming set-up in front of a part of your library that is clearly "a
library" and take some pictures.
If we choose to use your picture, you will receive a signed copy of the book.
Now, here's the trick - we need a release signed by the people in the
pictures. If they are underage, we need their parents to sign one,
instead. I'm attaching the release form here - the librarian should
fill out a master with the Credit line and make copies for those in
the picture to sign.
Thanks for considering this!
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, WisconsinLocation: McCormick Place West in W-470a Unit: ALA - Subunit: OLOS
ALA 2009 Annual Conference
Location: Chicago Hilton, International Ballroom South
We engage those interested in games and gaming activities in libraries of all kinds and to collaborate with ALA units to support gaming initiatives and programs across the Association. Games, as defined in their broadest sense, include traditional and modern board, card, video, mobile, computer, live-action, role-playing, and miniature games. Gaming activities include planning and running gaming programs, providing games for informal play, developing a game collection, creating games, development of information and other literacies through games, and partnering with other community organizations to support gaming, will be topics for professional exploration.
YALSA President’s Program & Membership Meeting: Creativity Counts: Nurturing Teens' Talents at Libraries Large & Smallby Beth Gallaway on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm
Monday 1:30 to 3:00
McCormick Place West, W-196a
The 2009 YALSA President's Program will feature a panel of speakers who are sure to inspire the audience to engage teens' creative juices at their libraries. Whatever the medium - creative writing, photography, fine arts, music, theater, design, gaming, cartooning, digital media production - all of these endeavors can and should be nurtured and advocated by librarians who work with teens. This program will highlight the realistic potential of all types of libraries, both big and small. Two fetured speakers include: Elise Cole, Teen Services Librarian at the Oakville Public Library, who has run the very successful Write2Xpress contest for teens: http://tinyurl.com/rbggw6. Our other speaker is Patrick Shaffner, Chicago's outreach coordinator for the nonprofit writing workshop, 826, founded by Dave Eggers and friends. We will be giving away issues of Teen Ink!
In April 2009, ALA’s Committee on Literacy and the National Institute for Literacy webcast the first national library literacy summit. The Summit examined the role that libraries of all kinds have in delivering literacy services across the lifespan and issued a call to action. View the archived webcast at: http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/webcasts/literacyforall09/webcast0407.html
During this follow-up session, speakers will respond to questions raised during the webcast and address literacy services to adult English language learners and juvenile offenders and collection development across the lifespan.
McCormick Place South, 105 a-d
The ABCs of Library Literacy: How Chicago Public Schools are Improving Literacy through School Librariesby Dale Lipschultz (staff) on Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 12:13 pm
Through a federal Improving Literacy through School Libraries grant, Chicago Public Schools is taking an A·B·Cs approach to addressing primary students’ literacy needs in 12 schools by:
· increasing Access through extended library hours and integrating new print and technology resources;
· providing Best practice professional development; and
· fostering Collaboration among school library media specialists, school-based literacy experts, technology coordinators and classroom teachers.
Parent and public library participation are included, along with assessment measures.
We will visit the library at Claremont Academy, located on Chicago's southside. Paul Whitsitt, Director of Libraries and Information services, at Chicago Public Schools and representatives from the US Deparment of Education will also be joining us.
This special off-site session is limited to 50 participants. Transportation will be available from McCormick Place. To register contact Dale Lipschultz, ALA/OLOS Literacy Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2009.