Learn & Play - Board Game Arena

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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.
When:  May 19, 2022 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (CT)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUocOGvqjwiG9Hc0D17OgEBFqgQTN0qZmEP

Unable to host in-person game nights at your library? Fear not! Dana Scott is here to share her Board Game Arena (BGA) wisdom and show you how to host online gaming programs! You will learn how to create a Board Game Arena account, set up games, learn new games, and work with the built-in microphone and chat features on Board Game Arena. If you have created a BGA account, there will also be time to play a game or two!

Presenter:
Dana Scott is the Library Director at the Marion County Library in Yellville, Arkansas. She has a passion for gaming and brought that passion to the little library in Yellville. After visiting with library gamers at ALA, she joined GameRT and then decided to run for Member-at-Large and won! She is on the Programming and International Game Month committees with GameRT and is excited to share the Board Game Arena world with you. Dana has been hosting virtual gaming programs through Board Game Arena since the beginning of 2020 and has played over 2000 games on that platform!

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Questions? Email gamert@ala.org

This session is presented by the American Library Association's Games & Gaming Round Table (GameRT). Registration for this session is free and open to anyone. This session will be recorded, but initial access to the recording will only be available to GameRT members. ALA membership information can be found here: http://www.ala.org/membership/joinala.