Get Your Game On: Gaming At the Library

I’m heading out to Indianapolis to do a keynote on gaming at the library, on Monday August 30, 2010 at CYPD! Slides will be unveiled after the event, but handouts for attendees, and a sneak preview of gaming related links, are available now.

UPDATE: thanks to Indiana Library Federation for hosting me at their conference as the Monday Keynote Speaker! Slides, links and handouts follow after the break.

Also recommended by someone after the session: Pokemon!

SLIDES

HANDOUTS

LINKS

  • Developmental Assets for Youth – 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.
  • The Librarian’s Guide to Gaming: An Online Toolkit – This toolkit, compiled with resources, tips, and best practices from experts librarians who deliver exemplary gaming services, is a jumping off point for all types of libraries, serving members of all ages.
  • Core Collections – an annotated list of video games to purchase and circulate – click on the rating or genre to “sort” the list.
  • Online Games – an assortment of titles to link to from your library’s website. Not all links are for all audiences.
  • Digital Downloads – an assortment of video games to install for children, teens and adults
  • Serious Games – an assortment of games with intent for learning, professional development, or other non-entertainment purposes, ideal for curriculum and discussion.
  • Game Design – resources for designing a library related game, or working with students to design video games.

Published by Beth Gallaway

reader, writer, gamer, LEGO enthusiast.

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