Get Involved!

Join ALA’s GameRT

Volunteer to work with us!

There are a couple of different ways that you can join us! We made this Airtable to step you through the process.

Volunteer for the GameRT Executive Board

The Board consists of three Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer and four Members-at-Large. The Presidents serve for three years. Every year there is a President Elect, a President, and a Past President. The Treasurer, the Secretary and the Members-at-Large all serve for two years. You have to be a member of GameRT to be on the Board.

You can nominate yourself for a Board spot in the fall. Nominations close on December and then elections happen as part of ALA’s elections in March.

Committee Work

Our committees change membership at the end of ALA Annual in June. You have to be a member of GameRT to be on a committee, because we use ALA Connect to communicate. Most committees meet once a month and the commitment is for one year. There is a break-down of most of the committees and what they do on the website here:

  • The Game On! Grant Committee
  • The International Games Committee
  • Lists & Awards Committee – Their purpose is to curate recommended lists of games to share with the membership. To research the award giving process within ALA guidelines and standards. To develop specific guidelines, processes, and the timeline for the award cycle.
  • Long Range and Strategic Planning Committee
  • The Membership and Outreach Committee
  • Mystery Hunt unofficial committee – They make games for the membership to play either virtually or in person at ALA conventions like Annual and LLX.
  • The Programming Committee

Sponsor a GameRT Event

If you are a game distributor and wish to support GameRT events, click here!


    1. All you have to do to participate is register your library and play a game in the library during this week.

    1. By participating! We would love to see you at the lounge at ALA or at Play. If you can’t make the conference, join us for International Games Week by holding a gaming event at your library – if you need ideas, we’ve got plenty!

  1. It’s not clear how we can get games from sponsors… The sponsor listings have links that just go to the sponsors’ websites…

  2. Hi i am from indonesia and I saw no library joined the international game week. I would like to suggest university of indonesia’s library (perpustakaan UI) and Indonesian national library (perpustakaan nasional).

    1. Hi, We would love to have representatives work with our committee to include Indonesian libraries. Anyone interested in helping can email us. We’ll also reach out to these two libraries for next year’s event. Thanks!

  3. Hi, I just registered our events for IGW in Rugby, UK. Is there anywhere we can see which other libraries in the UK are participating?

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