Jenny Levine and I are joining forces to run a fundraiser for good ole LISHost.
Jenny just posted about it at TSL:
If you’re a regular online, you probably know or know of Blake Carver. Even if you’ve never met him, you know his work. He’s been running and maintaining the incredible [...]
GSLIS speaker series attendees
Originally uploaded by The Shifted Librarian
As part of the Emerging Library Leaders series, Jenny Levine spoke to a group of students, faculty and staff last Monday night. I was thrilled to be there and hear her full length Gaming in Libraries talk. The students — many gamers themselves [...]
Greetings! I’m embedded at the Panera Bread at the corner of State Street and Congress Parkway in downtown Chicago, waiting for my first class of the semester to begin. LIS701: Introduction to Library and Information Science will be Wednesday nights inside the Harold Washington Library Center of the Chicago Public Library. I am really looking [...]
After our discussion Monday night in lass of Beck and Wade’s “Got Game,” it was nice to see this at The Shifted Librarian:
I think the social interactions and socialization that takes place around gaming are often overlooked as being something less valuable than when it happens around books. This is one of the reasons [...]
Last night was our “Gaming in Libraries” session in my Library 2.0 course. We read some articles, discussed gaming programs in local libraries, and had some time for open play. Who knew that in library school you might get to do DDR?
Thanks to the LIS768′ers who brought gaming consoles, handhelds and the [...]
Let the (video) games begin! Originally uploaded by Canton Public Library (MI)
At Canton Public Library:
We just got our new collection of video games in. There are about 40 so far with a loan period of 1 week. Text all your friends and tell them.
Evening teen panel moderated by Stephen Abram Originally uploaded by American Library Association Publishing
Do not miss sampling the incredible audio from the presentations and panels from the Gaming Symposium. jenny has put loads of content up at:
The image is the evening teen panel moderated by Stephen Abram, where Jenny noted: “Our [...]
Like many academic libraries, our library has just remodelled two floors to make a Learning Common. It is aimed at capitalising on the building as a social space – a place that creates a community of learners and provides a venue for students to hang out and (hopefully) do some self directed learning. We [...]
I got a Wii for my birthday! Originally uploaded by mstephens7
A blog post describing a teacher’s personal reservations about allowing students certain types of technology use, on a blog site that promotes technology and libraries may seem paradoxical, but here it goes. By the way, my name is Michael Westfall and I’m a media information specialist in a Chicago public elementary school and a Dominican [...]