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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.

Repost: "Cool Things We Cataloged" CFP

  • 1.  Repost: "Cool Things We Cataloged" CFP

    Posted Sep 01, 2023 12:53 PM

    Just wanted to copy this CFP from ACRL that was on Connect's mainpage because I definitely think our RT has someone who could present:

    The Bibliographic Standards Committee of the ACRL* Rare Books and Manuscripts Section is seeking presenters for our Fall Webinar, "Cool Things We Cataloged". This will be the third year that we have hosted a webinar with this topic. 


    We are looking for a broad range of presenters (catalogers, archivists, paraprofessionals, students, interns, etc.). If you have cataloged something that you think is cool, then consider presenting it. These objects may be a book, map, globe, kitchen implement, garden tool, educational kit, music score, or anything else. Presenters will discuss why an object or a collection of objects was a challenge to catalog, how they cataloged it, resources (such as content standards) that they used to catalog it, and information that they learned while cataloging it.


    Presentations should be 7-10 minutes. The full session will be approximately one hour and will include a period for questions and discussion. This webinar will occur in late October or early November on a week day. It will take place in mid-afternoon if you live in the American Eastern time zone or late morning if you live in the American Pacific time zone or early to mid morning if you live in the Hawaii-Aleutian time zone. 


    If you are interested in presenting, fill out this form by Friday, September 15th at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii-Aleutian time. You do not need to be a member of the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section to be a presenter.


    *ACRL = Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association

    Elizabeth Brown
    Outreach & Instruction Librarian
    University of Colorado, Colorado Springs