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.  Upcoming webinar - Playful lectures: how games can help learning

    Posted Feb 08, 2024 09:27 AM

    I'm excited to announce this upcoming training opportunity from the Indiana State Library. Please share and post widely. Follow the link to the calendar event to register.

    What the research says - Playful lectures: how games can help learning

    Date: 2/21/24 Time: 10:00 am EST Format: Zoom Webinar

    Playing board games can be a wonderful way to pass your time, but they can also be an engaging method of complementing traditional learning techniques. These games can be existing commercial or freely available games, as well as games developed specifically for a particular class. This webinar will focus on university education and how games can help teach concepts and theories that students discuss during lectures, as well as how game-based project work can help students to build research skills.

    Presenter: Assoc. prof. dr. Pijus Krūminas, ISM University of Management and Economics


    George Bergstrom
    SW Regional Coordinator, Professional Development Office
    Indiana State Library

  • 2.  RE: Upcoming webinar - Playful lectures: how games can help learning

    Posted Feb 08, 2024 08:59 PM
    This seems to be exciting a great tool to help my new staff.  Unfortunately, I'm on the other side of the world.  Will this webinar be recorded and an archived copy available?

  • 3.  RE: Upcoming webinar - Playful lectures: how games can help learning

    Posted Feb 09, 2024 04:13 AM



    Yes, all our webinars are recorded and will be posted to the Indiana State Library YouTube channel. Typically, they are available within 1 – 2 weeks of the live date. Anyone who registers for the webinar will receive the link to the recording when it is available along with presenter resources (if any). Or you can bookmark this playlist of our games related webinars:





    George Bergstrom
    American Library Association, Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT)