Call for Proposals for President’s Program, due March 31

Calling all Gaming Librarians!

On behalf of the Games & Gaming Round Table (GameRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), the GameRT Program Planning Committee is calling for proposals on topics that intersect with gaming and librarianship to be presented for the GameRT President’s Program at ALA Annual 2021 (virtual, June 23-29, 2021). The GameRT President’s Program serves to connect the library community with new and innovative ideas about games and libraries.

The Committee welcomes proposals on any gaming-related topic. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Library programming
  • Collection best practices
  • Running RPGs for kids
  • Gaming literacy
  • Library outreach and gaming
  • Connecting games to skills/standards

Presentation Format

The President’s Program is 60 minutes. ALA Annual 2021 is virtual, so this presentation will take place via a web meeting platform (potentially Zoom) that ALA chooses. The presentation can be a webinar-style presentation, a moderated panel, etc. At this time, the exact time slot for this presentation is unknown, but it will occur during the conference, which takes place June 23-29, 2021. The presentation documents will be shared in the GameRT ALA Connect forum and will be available on the GameRT website.

Timetable and Submission Format

Timely submission of the proposal is critical to the success of the program. The procedures and timetable enumerated on the proposal submission form will apply. The deadline for proposals is March 31, 2021. Candidates should submit a proposal for their presentation including the title, a short description of the topic(s) to be addressed, the approach that will be taken, and a list of literature/media on the subject (title and abstract of a maximum of the five most relevant literature/media).

Ready to Submit?

Proposals, along with authors’ contact information, should be submitted to GameRT via this Google form: https://forms.gle/4rD64CAptFdUHEoH7

Sincerely,
Rebecca Strang
Chair, GameRT Program Planning Committee

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