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.  Volunteer Opportunity: Magic the Gathering Arena Learn to Play

    Posted Jul 06, 2021 09:00 AM
    As part of the GameRT monthly webinar series, I will be organizing a Let's Play/Learn to Play game night in September for GameRT members (probably a Friday night, but we can flex it if needed).  The intent is to share some free gaming resources for both Magic the Gathering (tabletop card game) and Magic the Gathering Arena (online card game) and teach participants how to play and run an MTG event at their library.  I'd like to stream it on our Twitch channel, our Facebook group, and over Zoom.

    I'm looking for 1-2 people who would be interested in participating.  If you are interested, please reply to this thread with your full name and email and little bit about your knowledge of MTG and I will plan on starting to work on the presentation within the next two weeks and send out some emails to get started.

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    Dan Major
    Adult Services Librarian
    Orion Township Public Library
    He/Him/His
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  • 2.  RE: Volunteer Opportunity: Magic the Gathering Arena Learn to Play

    Posted Jul 12, 2021 09:48 AM
    Hi Dan, 
    My name is Justine Sprenger and I first started playing MTG back in 2006. I stopped playing after Gatecrash but started up again this past year on MTGA. 
    I am interested in participating if you are still looking for people. 

    Justine.Sprenger@gflibrary.com

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    Justine Sprenger
    Grand Forks Public Library
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  • 3.  RE: Volunteer Opportunity: Magic the Gathering Arena Learn to Play

    Posted Jul 13, 2021 08:58 AM
    Edited by Michael Willis Jul 13, 2021 08:58 AM
    Hi Dan,
    I'd like to learn more about your proposed Learn to Play night for MTG. I've been playing and collecting cards for several years. I've never participated in Arena, but thinking about getting into it.

    Michael Willis
    mwillis@mymcpl.org
    Youth Services
    Mid-Continent Public Library

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    Michael Willis
    Youth Services Specialist
    Mid-Continent Public Library
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  • 4.  RE: Volunteer Opportunity: Magic the Gathering Arena Learn to Play

    Posted Aug 12, 2021 10:46 AM
    Hello Michael!

    I've played paper Magic off and on since about 1996/97 and currently play MtG Arena on an almost daily basis to get all the free resources I can.  I'd be happy to help you with it if you'd like.  My Arena username is Vulcan_IDIC#60212, feel free to add me!

    Josh

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    Joshua Newport
    Math and Science Librarian
    Illinois State University
    He/Him/His
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  • 5.  RE: Volunteer Opportunity: Magic the Gathering Arena Learn to Play

    Posted Aug 17, 2021 08:50 AM
    Hey Joshua,

    We postponed this presentation for now.  When we decide on a new time frame, I will for sure get in touch with you.

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    Dan Major
    Adult Services Librarian
    Orion Township Public Library
    He/Him/His
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