News from McMaster University:
The University Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn McCann to the position of Immersive Learning (Gaming) Librarian. Shawn comes to us from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he is the Digital Projects Librarian and has also held the position Web Librarian. Shawn’s official start date [...]
Jeff Trzeciak writes about gaming and libraries:
What does this have to do with designing better libraries? Well, quite a bit! All educators – including librarians – need to develop an understanding that technology has had a profound impact on how we act AND how we think. We need to develop systems that reflect how [...]
Erik and Jaap, our February visitors from the public library in Delft, Holland, returned home safely and quickly got to work putting together the 40-minute documentary they filmed about innovation in libraries, particularly around gaming. It premiered a couple of weeks ago to great reviews, and now they’re working on an [...]
Jeff Trzeciak the McMaster University Librarian writes:
I had a great time presenting to our Board of Governors on Thursday. I spoke about gaming and its impact on students today. It was a radical departure from the type of presentation they had received in the past. They seemed to enjoy it and asked lots [...]
I am most impressed with Timothy Grieg’s post about his research project for his Masters:
[My] project seeks to develop a framework for the ways in which game design and e-learning theories might inform the future design and development of library interfaces within virtual world environments by considering an example of an emerging online library, [...]
AADLGT Prizes Originally uploaded by *ejk*.
Those are some HOT prizes for gaming at AADL!
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Sean Robinson writes: “We have just opened our new library and things are going really well. One of the designs in the new building was the creation of this video gaming area. Katie Jabobs is running this area and came up with many of the design elements. [...]
John Kirriemuir ponders the Wii, and addresses library inplications and some library gaming innovators:
Because of the inspiring and thought-provoking nature of the games and gameplay, it’s an absolute must-get for any decent games research centre or group. If, in a few months time, an academic games research centre doesn’t have a [...]
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Find out more: http://www.techsource.ala.org/ltr/gaming-and-libraries-intersection-of-services.html
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“Gaming opposed by youth service management.”
I referred the group to Jenny’s LTR and “Got Game!”