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What's on Tap for GLLS2008

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 12, 2008 - 5:18pm

The preliminary program for the 2008 ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium is now available and registration is underway. This year's program includes topics for academic, public, and school librarians interested in all aspects of gaming in libraries and offers new tracks such as:

  • Beyond videogames
  • Collection development
  • Games and community
  • Games and academic libraries
  • Games and school libraries
  • Instruction & literacy
  • Managing gaming

Our keynote speakers continue last year's tradition of addressing games & learning while also helping to make sense of today's hot topics. Read More »

  • Andrew Bub - writer, parent, and GamerDad

Register for GLLS2008!

Submitted by Jenny Levine on May 13, 2008 - 9:01pm

Registration for the 2008 ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium is now open! Last year we sold out at 300, and this year we expect the 350 spots to go quickly, so we encourage you to sign up early.


Call for Presenters for GLLS2008!

Submitted by Jenny Levine on May 7, 2008 - 5:48pm

We're in full swing for planning the second annual ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium, which will take place on November 2-4, 2008, in Oak Brook, IL (a western suburb of Chicago).

There's some preliminary information on the site about registration, the location, and keynote speakers, but we've also just posted the official Call for Presenters. If your library is doing something innovative with gaming, if you're doing research around gaming and libraries, or if you have ideas to propose and share, please submit a proposal. We want to offer another great program chock full o'the best sessions, and that could include you!

The deadline for submitting your proposal is June 15, 2008, and we'll respond by July 1. Help us make GLLS2008 even better than last year's event! Read More »


Audio of Liz Lawley's Closing Keynote from GLLS2007

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 24, 2007 - 10:27am

By Liz Lawley
Presented July 24, 2007
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Audio from GLLS2007: Gaming in the Library: From Collections to Services and Beyond

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 24, 2007 - 9:44am

By Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
Presented July 23, 2007

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe talks about gaming at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Library Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe stepped in at the last minute to give this presentation about the multitude of gaming services the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Libraries are offering and planning. More info....

Listen to an MP3 audio file of this session (37MB, 40:52)
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Audio from GLLS2007: You See an Interactive Fiction Game in Front of You...

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 24, 2007 - 9:00am

By Chris Harris
Presented July 23, 2007

Chris Harris talks about interactive fiction online "This session would be a perfect fit for anyone who wants to bring gaming to school libraries or forge a game-based partnership with a school. Interactive fiction, also know as text-based adventure gaming, combines the mental stimulation of gaming, the challenge of game creation, and English Language Arts standards. Using the free tools shared at this session, your gaming group will be ready to begin creating a new world with a primary focus on content instead of a complicated graphical engine." More info.... Read More »


Audio from GLLS2007: Teen Panel

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 24, 2007 - 8:12am

Moderated by Stephen Abram
July 23, 2007

Monday evening at the Symposium, we were lucky enough to enjoy the company of 11 teens who answered questions posed by Stephen Abram.

Evening teen panel moderated by Stephen Abram

Listen to an MP3 audio file of this session (87MB, 1:34:38)

tags: glls2007, gaming in libraries


Audio from GLLS2007: Games Students Play: A New Approach to Online Information Literacy Instruction

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 23, 2007 - 9:07am

By Amy Harris, Scott Rice
Presented July 24, 2007
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Audio from GLLS2007: Library as Laboratory: Supporting Culture

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 23, 2007 - 8:56am

By Matt Gullett, Kelly Czarnecki, Craig Davis
Presented July 23, 2007
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