18 March 2009

Workshop - Gaming in Libraries : A Playful Introduction

Date: Monday, April 20, 2009
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: Saratoga Springs Public Library
Presenter: Scott Nicholson, Syracuse University
Cost: $85 for NYLA members; $120 for non-members

Join Dr. Scott Nicholson, Associate Professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, in this day-long workshop about Gaming in Libraries. During this workshop, participants will learn:

- How libraries across the country are introducing gaming and policies that govern gaming
- What board, card, and video games might be appropriate for using in their library
- How to present these games in gaming programs for different age groups
- Ways to assess gaming programs
- How different types of games are played through hands-on activities

Schedule:
9:30 – 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 - 12:00 AM: Formal Program: - What is Gaming? How and why are libraries integrating gaming? - Different types of Gaming Experiences - Presenting and Assessing Gaming Programs
12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 PM: Orientation to the Library Game Lab of Syracuse and Hands-On Gaming Experiences

Full information and registration available here. Deadline to register is April 6.

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