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.  Talk on gamification in libraries

    Posted Oct 03, 2012 08:24 AM

    As part of the Library 2.012 conference that is currently going on, I'm giving a talk on gamification for libraries called 

    Reward-Based Gamification in Libraries: Short-Term Benefits, Long-Term Concerns


    The full session description is at


    You can join in live on Thursday at 7am Eastern at


    They say the talk will be recorded as well, in case you aren't a morning person...


    Scott Nicholson



  • 2.  RE: Talk on gamification in libraries

    Posted Oct 05, 2012 10:11 AM

    Would love to hear that, but definitely going to have to be the archive - 6am Central is WAY to early for me!

  • 3.  RE: Talk on gamification in libraries

    Posted Oct 05, 2012 10:28 AM

    Well, thankfully, you can both sleep in and learn!


    The talk is now online at

  • 4.  RE: Talk on gamification in libraries

    Posted Oct 30, 2012 03:11 PM

    yes, sleeping and learning is awesome! could be simultaneous in addition to being consecutive. i love it that "you snooze, you lose" is going bye bye. :)