GameRT is back after the turn of another year with a full slate of 5 programs this month for you to explore! If any of these look interesting, come along, we’d love to see you there!
GameRT Monthly Board Meeting
Thursday, January 12th – 10 AM Pacific, 11 AM Mountain, 12 PM Central, 1 PM Eastern
All GameRT members are welcome to attend board meetings. Meet the board members and committee teams, hear updates on GameRT initiatives, and ask questions. Agendas for each meeting will be posted in the GameRT Connect forum.
Librarians Attempt Games: Digital Board Games
Saturday, January 14th – 10 AM Pacific, 11 AM Mountain, 12 PM Central, 1 PM Eastern
Librarians Attempt Games(LAG), is GameRT’s twitch programming geared toward exploring the vast, wide, and wild world of video games. For each session we’ll choose a game, play it, and explain along the way how the game might fit into a library’s collection or programs. For this session we’ll be diving into board games that can be played digitally like Mysterium or Sagrada. And we’ll also explore video games that play like board games like Armello and Dorf Romantik.
Low Stress, High Mayhem: Honey Heist
Friday, January 20th – 8 AM – 10 AM Pacific, 9 AM – 11 AM Mountain, 10 AM – 12 PM Central, 11 AM – 1 PM Eastern
Low Stress High Mayhem is a TTRPG live play session streamed on Twitch. GameRT members will explain and play the game then talk about how it can be added to library programing. Join us as our hosts delve into the micro RPG Honey Heist by Grant Howitt
Round Table Round Table: International Games Month
Tuesday, January 24th – 11 AM – 12 PM Pacific, 1 2PM – 1 PM Mountain, 1 PM – 2 PM Central, 2 PM – 3 PM Eastern
The Round Table Round Table is our newest Twitch program where we bring together several librarians and get a chance to chat about games, libraries, games in libraries, and all the ways we can bring play into our spaces. This session will focus on how International Games Month went for members of the round table, what events they held, what games were played, lessons learned, and the fun we had along the way!
Learn & Play: Trivia
Tuesday, January 31st – 10 AM – 11 AM Pacific, 11 AM – 12 PM Mountain, 12 PM – 1 PM Central, 1 PM – 2 PM Eastern
Zoom Registration: https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuduChqTsoH9SFlM5R9_MTm1ACMZAyvrJp
Learn & Play is one of two of Game RT’s professional development series. In this program our presenters showcase a game to the audience in the first half of the session and in the second we all play that game together. For this session Danielle Costello and Thomas Vose will explore the wide and eclectic world of Trivia. We’ll go over various formats you can have for your library, dive into how to create fun and exciting questions, and point out great sources for inspiration and help. And to top it all off we’ll have a pub style trivia session for everyone to play and see everything we’ve talked about in action!