As with graphic novels, public libraries have been one of the greatest champions of putting gaming materials into the public’s awaiting hands. The American Library Association (ALA) is responding to requests from its constituents for more gaming suppliers on the show floor at its conferences by introducing a Gaming Pavilion at this summer’s Annual conference in Anaheim.
ALA said the pavilion will include “electronic game publishers and platform companies, publishers of board games and card games, gaming table and furniture suppliers, and others.” The Gaming Pavilion will be the springboard of ALA’s “full-scale initiative to promote gaming in libraries.” The pavilion “strategically groups gaming industry suppliers in one specific area of the exhibit floor making it convenient for librarians to find your products and services.”
For more gaming info, be sure to read School Library Journal‘s new The Gaming Life column.
I just checked out Kelly Czarnecki’s column about Rock Band. This will be a great resource to point people to during presentations. Way to go SLJ!