@ ALA Annual 2022

Games and Gaming Round Table will be at the ALA Annual Conference in DC in-person this year and we would love to see you there! Here are all of the things we will be up to! Not signed up for the conference, but might like to go? Here is where you sign up: https://2022.alaannual.org/registration. See you soon!


Friday, June 24th from 7:30-10 PM. Marriott Marquis, Independence Salons E F G H

ALAPlay is a yearly gaming event that takes place on the Friday of the American Library Association’s annual library conference. The event is an opportunity for librarians to come, explore game, maker and STEAM resources and programming ideas. The event includes:

  • Open Gaming
  • Publisher Demos
  • Unpub
  • Maker and STEAM Demos!

Presidents’ Program

Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 2:00pm – 3:30 pm. Washington Convention Center 144B-C.

GameRT is celebrating the 10th year of being a Round Table!  Join current and former board members for a look at where we’ve been and where we’re going as a round table. Join a discussion on games collection development and participate in a hands-on collection processing challenge. Attendees will also have a chance to win a door prize!

Trivia Championship

Saturday, June 25th from 5-7 pm. Embassy Suites, Capital Ballroom.

GameRT has paired with New Members Round Table and Reference & User Services Association to make this Trivia Contest happen. Our President, Thomas Vose, headed up a team of volunteers to organize all of the questions on a variety of topics. There will be cash prizes, and possibly silly crowns. Teams or solo players are both encouraged.  

GameRT Board Meeting

Because a good portion of our board will be at ALA in person, our June board meeting will be in-person. All of our meetings are open to anyone curious about what we do, but meeting in-person allows us to hold side conversations after the meeting, and network a bit with other librarians interested in gaming. 

Sunday, June 25th 11 am -12 pm. Washington Convention Center Room 153.

Mystery Hunt!

ALA GameRT was asked by our ALA Liaison to prepare a virtual escape room for LLX in January. The mystery hunt was a great success, and the same team of amazing librarians will be making a combined virtual and in person experience for ALA Annual. Look out for clues from the Guild of Mysteries!

Questions? Comments? Send us an email to Gamert@ala.org