Come play with GameRT

Are you wondering how you can get more involved with GameRT? Want to share a successful program you ran, rave about a game you love, or talk about gaming-related research you’re working on? There are lots of ways to participate:

Submit a webinar or learn-and-play proposal

GameRT’s Programming Committee has a rolling call for submissions for virtual programming.

Our webinars are held on Zoom and streamed to Twitch. Formal presentations, panel discussions, and other formats are all encouraged. Most sessions are 40 minutes long with 15 minutes of Q&A.

Learn-and-plays spotlight specific games. They consist of a 20 minute presentation of the game and how to use it in a library space, followed by 20 minutes of actual play time, and concluding with time for Q&A.

Fill out this form to submit your idea.

Write for the blog

We publish media and game reviews, programming outlines, and discussions about broader gaming culture on the blog. If you would like to write a feature for us, use GameRT’s general contact form and select “blog” as the subject. Please include a brief pitch of what you would like to write about.

Past examples include “Confessions of an RPG Nerd” by Christine Martin-Resotko, a review of Knight Fall by Jennifer Stubbs, and “From Game to Screen: Recent Game Adaptations Hit the Mark” by Matthew Stephenson.

Be interviewed for the Gaming Librarian Spotlight

One of our longest features on the blog, we want to know all about you and the fun ways you’re using games in libraries. Use this form to submit your nomination. Self nominations are encouraged!

Volunteer on a committee

GameRT’s volunteer form is open year round, however most volunteers are notified and assigned to committees in June / July when a new Board term commences. Exceptions include the Game On! Grant Committee, which are appointed in November/December.

Awards Committee– administers and judges the Platinum Play Awards

Game On! Grant Committee– administers and judges the Game On! Grants

International Games Month Committee– organizes and markets IGM opportunities with both libraries and gaming vendors

Metadata Committee– develops standards and documents practices for cataloging games

Outreach Committee– manages GameRT social media accounts and writes for the blog, including resource lists

Programming Committee– organizes virtual programming such as webinars and learn and plays as well as developing in person programming at ALA conferences

Strategic Planning Committee– works closely with the GameRT Board to develop new initiatives and survey membership

More information about the committees is here.

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