ALA Annual

GameRT has certain events we plan every year for ALA.

Gaming Grove

Find out about the newest games. Awesome game companies set up in the Gaming Lounge and demo games and show off beautiful new stuff in the Gaming Grove.


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!

Trivia Championship

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.  

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!

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