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.

GameRT Forum at ALA Midwinter

  • 1.  GameRT Forum at ALA Midwinter

    Posted Jan 17, 2014 10:10 AM

    The Games and Gaming Roundtable is excited to be offering two presentations at Midwinter in Philadelphia during the GameRT Forum.

    Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
    Pennsylvania Convention Center
    103 A

    "The Golden Gamers" Equitable and Inclusive Gaming Events for the Elderly presented by John Pappas.

    In this talk, John Pappas will discuss the initial planning, marketing, collection development and community engagement elements of the series as well as successes and challenges. A large portion of the talk will be on game selection for this age group including issues such as the level of social interaction inherent in the game, types of games, levels of complexity and iconography.

    Programs to Die For: Adult Murder Mysteries in the Library presented by Audrey Barbakoff.

    Mysteries are among the most popular books at any public library. Get your armchair sleuths excited, engaged, and interacting with an after-hours murder mystery program! Learn how to create a story that will engage people of all ages, transform your library into the scene of the crime, and run an event to die for.

    We hope to see you there!

    Programming and Planning Committee