Friday, March 14, 2008

Gaming at APL

We had a great conversation about gaming at this week's meeting of our Library Board. Noting that attendance at our young adult programs has dramatically increased, the Board had a good conversation with strong contributions by Ryan Nelson, our teen Board member, on the value of gaming to bring YAs to the library. We started this a couple months ago by borrowing gaming systems bought by OWLS with an LSTA grant. Now Paula, our YA Librarian, has just applied to our Foundation to purchase our own gaming systems -- that didn't take long!

Shifted Librarian Jenny Levine has posted a PDF version of her recent Gaming and Libraries presentations at several conferences. At 121 slides, it's an extensive presentation with lots of good links.

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