Learn & Play - Twine

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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:  Jul 22, 2022 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (CT)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAodO-tpzgiHdSeTCDZWMbmLoXMO3S0B8KR

Interested in creating your own games for instruction and outreach, or hosting a game-making session for patrons or students? In this Learn & Play, Amber Sewell will introduce participants to the interactive storytelling game platform Twine, give examples of how this dynamic tool can be used for a variety of instruction and programming projects, and walk participants through designing, prototyping, and creating their own games in Twine. Participants will have access to a shared folder in Google Drive with additional resources and the ability to upload the games they’ve created to share with others.

Presenter:
Amber Sewell is a Teaching and Learning Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is interested in games and storytelling
for instruction, and how instructional design and creativity can create engaging and effective learning experiences. She incorporates gaming into her work whenever possible, including designing short games for classroom use, working on cyber or murder mystery events, and more. As a gamer herself, she is a big fan of board games, running a virtual cat café, and playing D&D whenever she can find a local group.

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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.