Debut of Games in Libraries Podcast!

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Introducing… the very first episode of … Games in Libraries!

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Games in Libraries is a new podcast about, well, games, gaming, and gamers in libraries, produced and hosted by Scott Nicholson, associate professor at Syracuse’s School of Information Studies (and LIS program director) and chief scientist at Library GameLab of Syracuse. Current contributers include Kelly Czarnecki, Technology Education Librarian at Imaginon in NC; Beth Gallaway, independent library trainer/consultant at Information Goddess Consulting in NH; Christopher Harris, coordinator of school libraries in Genesee Valley BOCES in NY and Eli Neiburger, gamer, dad, and Manager of Information Access & Systems at Ann Arbor District Library.

Episode 0 is an introduction to the contributors, and will evolve as new contributors are added.

Episode 1 contains:

  • A justification of using games in school libraries by Christopher Harris
  • A reminder to apply for an ALA Presidential Citation for Gaming at YOUR library by Beth Gallaway
  • An update about gaming tournaments at Imaginon by Kelly Czarnecki
  • A review of the board game Pandemic by Scott Nicholson
  • A response to the editorial Orc Holocaust by Beth Gallaway
  • A review of Super Smash Brothers Brawl for the Wii by Eli Neiburger
  • A plug for Gaming @ your library day, being celebrated this FRIDAY, April 18, with simultaneous play of Ticket to Ride

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New contributors welcome! Contact Scott Nicholson for more information

What did you think of episodes 0 & 1?