Upcoming Webinar: Games, Academia, and Libraries

GameRT hosts a new series of professional development webinars that focus on games in libraries. From programming and collections to archiving to game design, these webinars will bring colleagues and industry experts together to offer insight and resources to library staff interested in games. Our next webinar is all about games & gaming in higher education!

  • Where? Zoom. Register Here!
  • When? September 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM Central Time
  • What? Games are cultural artifacts and courses and degrees related to game programming, narrative design, media arts, and the value of play are growing on university campuses. A growing number of academic libraries are curating game collections and developing spaces for play in support of research, instruction, and recreational play. Panelists in this session will discuss their collections and the ways games and gaming concepts are used across campus and in the library for research, instruction, and engagement.
  • Moderator: Joshua Newport (he/him/his), Math and Science Librarian at Illinois State University
  • Panelists: Jonah Magar, Video Game Collection Coordinator at Michigan State University Libraries and Diane Robson, Games and Education Librarian and University of North Texas
  • Questions? Email gamert@ala.org

Registration for this webinar is free and open to anyone. This webinar will be recorded, but initial access to the recording will only be available to GameRT members. Learn more about ALA membership here. The Zoom capacity for this webinar is 100 attendees. If the webinar reaches capacity, it will also be publicly live streamed to the ALA Games & Gaming Round Table Facebook page

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