Who We Are

The Games & Gaming Round Table (GameRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) provides a venue for networking and collaboration for library workers interested in the use of games and gaming in libraries. GameRT was formed in 2011 and with members from all types of libraries, GameRT encompasses a wide variety of viewpoints, situations, and user types.

The mission of the GameRT is to:

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and concerns surrounding games in libraries;
  • Share resources to the library community that support building and maintaining library game collections;
  • Advocate 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.

GameRT provides a variety of resources and professional development opportunities: