Get Your Game On: Quick Tips to Start a Gaming Program in Your Library

I am super excited about a 30-minute webinar that I’m moderating next month for the MaintainIT Project about gaming in libraries where I’ll interview library gaming goddess Beth Gallaway.

If you have a gaming program in your library please send me your tips for best practices to share. Likewise if you have questions that you’d like answered send those to me as well.

From the MaintainIT Project site:

Get Your Game On: Quick tips to start a gaming program

When: Thursday, October 16, 2008, 11:00 AM Pacific/2 PM Eastern

Where: WebJunction’s Wimba space

Who: Presented by Lori Reed, Employee Learning Coordinator at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg, and Beth Gallaway, Independent Library Trainer/Consultant.

What: 30-minute webinar where Cookbook contributors share their experiences.

Join Lori Reed, Employee Learning Coordinator at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg, as she interviews Beth Gallaway for “Get Your Game On: Quick Tips to Start a Gaming Program in Your Library.” This will be a fast-paced and interactive session introducing the idea of gaming programs in libraries. Hear what others have done, share your experiences, and think about what you might want to do in the future.

Take 30-minutes out of your day to learn from the experiences of others and get something started. This is a part of the MaintainIT Cookbook webinar series where contributors to the Cookbooks share their insights, their secrets, and what you can do to get started with projects like theirs.

Beth Gallaway was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2006 for her work in advocating for videogames in libraries. She is an independent library trainer/consultant specializing in gaming, technology, and youth services, and is a YALSA certified Serving the Underserved (SUS) trainer. Visit her website at http://informationgoddess.info.

About Lori Reed

Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 "One to Watch" for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.

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