GAMERT (Gaming) Round Table

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The mission of the Games and Gaming Round Table is to provide the following:
  • A forum for the exchange of ideas and concerns surrounding games in libraries;
  • Resources to the library community to support the building and maintaining of library game collections;
  • A force for initiating and supporting game programming in libraries;
  • Create an awareness of, and need for, the support of the value of gaming and play in libraries, schools, and related learning communities.
  • Create an awareness of the value of games and gaming in library outreach and community engagement plans.
  • A professional and social forum for networking among librarians and non-librarians interested in games and gaming.
  • 1.  Join the new Games and Gaming Round Table!

    Posted Oct 04, 2011 08:43 AM

    Fellow gamers -

    I'm happy to announce that you can now add the new Games and Gaming Round Table to your ALA membership. Just log in to and use the "renew your membership" link to update your membership and add GameRT to it. Dues are $10 a year, although you'll see a pro-rated price if you're halfway through your current membership cycle.

    It's great to see the Games and Gaming Member Interest Group evolve into a more official Round Table. I hope you'll join to help support ALA's gaming initiatives. If you'd like to volunteer to help with those initiatives (ALAPlay, National Gaming Day, a potential award, etc.), please contact JP Porcaro. You can also watch the GameRT Steering Committee space in Connect as it gets to work to provide input and feedback.

  • 2.  RE: Join the new Games and Gaming Round Table!

    Posted Jan 11, 2012 09:16 AM

    Count me in - just renewed my membership to add the roundtable.  I suspect that I have a coming battle to prepare for.  We just began Tuesday afternoon gaming at my library and also added a whole new board game cabinet.  Already the local newspaper is getting phonecalls...

    Hillary Dodge