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Friday, June 26 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 10:00pm
ALAplay 2015 Social event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 07
Description :

Make your way to ALAPlay for a free evening of open gaming, learning and exploration centered around games, graphic novels and cosplay. Come play some of the newest games in ALA's game library and also be sure join our guests Paizo, Fantasy Flight, and Academy Games. We are also be running an Unpub at ALAPlay this year. Local game designers and librarians will be bringing in their unpublished games for playing and feedback from attendees, with prizes being handed out for the best rated games. If you have a tabletop game design that you would like to bring, share and get feedback on, get in touch with Brian Mayer (bmayer@gvboces.org).

So come and play at ALA!

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Paizo: Pathfinder Organized Play in Your Library Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Paizo, Inc. has the world’s largest roleplaying organized play network in the world. As times change, libraries are looking for alternatives to bring in visitors. Young people are reading less and playing games more. The Pathfinder roleplaying game not only encourages kids to read, it fostered cooperative play, goal setting, and goal evaluation. More and more libraries are running the Pathfinder roleplaying game, attracting a younger audience, and exploring new ways to educate and enlighten. Learn more about the Pathfinder gaming
network.

Sponsored by Paizo

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
International Games Day Committee Meeting (GameRT) Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
222 (S)
Description :

Help us level up International Games Day @ your library even higher!

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Academy of Games Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Uwe Eickert, representing the Academy will discuss "What makes a game an effective learning tool?". Well designed games engage youth in a decision making process with anticipation and resolution cycles hooking them into wanting to play and explore the game's subject matter in greater depth.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Beyond the Game Night (GameRT) Program Moscone Convention Center
133 (N)
Description :

Beyond the Game Night: The Library as a Hub of Campus Community and Collaboration by Shannon L. Farrell, Amy E. Neeser, and Carolyn Bishoff

Models for gaming services in academic libraries focus on two areas: collections and undergraduate events. These models fell short when applied to our environment so we adapted our approach to reflect the needs of our campus community.

The University of Minnesota Libraries launched a grassroots forum for staff interested in video games that hosted three events and attempted to kickstart a small lending collection. These efforts resulted in spectacular failure, and helped us develop new programming that positioned the Libraries as a hub for gaming communities throughout campus. We are building connections between students, researchers, and the public, and will discuss the following programs:

* Co-hosting “Co-Op Talk,” a monthly student discussion group
* Partnering with a STEM student group on an Oculus Rift sandbox event
* Hosting a gaming research showcase for faculty, staff, and students
* Co-sponsoring a “Games, Gender and Identity” event with the UMN Institute for Advanced Study
* Creating an interactive gaming installation for a city-wide art festival

Our outreach has led to valuable partnerships across campus and increased awareness of the value of games and gaming. We suspect our experiences are not unique, and want to add these insights to the existing conversation on gaming in libraries.

Saturday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Board Meeting (GameRT) Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
222 (S)
Description :

Join us to help shape the future of the Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT).