“You must understand video games. Seriously. You must. So if you don’t know a joystick from a jelly roll, spend some time getting up to speed on games played on computers, online, and on special devices such as Game Boys and Playstations. Ask your kid. Ask your neighbor’s kid. Or go into an electronics store [...]
TWIL #48: Ellen Forsyth (Consultant at State Library of New South Wales) from Jaap van de Geer on Vimeo.
I met Ellen in Australia in 2009 . Her work with Learning 2.0 for library staff has been outstanding.
I’ve actually done research on students who are learning game design and about games,” said Jose Zagal, a game development professor at DePaul. “And it is quite often the case that they’ll have a very narrow view of games.”
Jim Galbraith, associate director of collections at DePaul’s library, hopes the collection will draw [...]
How to Raise Boys Who Read (Hint: Not with gross-out books and video-game bribes)
I think what I hate seeing in these types of articles is the general “GAMES BAD BOOKS GOOD” thing (for the full effect, imagine The Incredible Hulk saying that). Perhaps I’m only seeing this because of my interest in gaming [...]
Justin Hoenke, a TTW Contributor, posted this video at 8BitLibrary:
I was glad to meet Liz Danforth at my afternoon session of “The Hyperlinked Library” in Phoenix last week. The group was buzzing about her new blog and column about gaming at Library Journal:
A bit of her introductory post:
Most of my time freelancing I’ve also worked in libraries as a part-time paraprofessional. [...]
Dr. Scott Nicholson left this comment on my post about ALA’s Gaming Toolkit. It’s an added dimension to the nebraska story about gaming:
After seeing the Nebraska story, I picked up the phone and called the auditor’s office and talked with him. I told him about the studies that I’ve done on the topic and [...]
We’re adding this resource to the Gaming in Libraries modules for my classes. If you are curious about getting started with gaming or would like to see a clearinghouse of articles and supporting research on games and literacy, please take a look.
I might urge the folks in Nebraska to take a serious [...]
Some things to remember when checking out video games:
Limit: 5 total games or CD-ROMs (combined) per cardholder (as per current policy) Loan period for each: 5 days Service charge: $1.00 per day Fines: $2.00 per day for each overdue item Age Limit: 18 and over Holds: No Renewals: No Grace period: No [...]
National Gaming Day @ your library logo, originally uploaded by ALA staff. More info at ilovelibraries.org/gaming and gaming.ala.org/resources