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Gaming Taskforce at my Library



We now have a gaming taskforce at my library! The taskforce’s goal is to create a gaming plan for our library system, and report back to our management group… then the management group will decide where to go from there.

So we now have a gaming taskforce group email account, and I have a couple of email and computer gaming folders… wow.

And I also did some brainstorming on gaming at the library today, and thought I’d share it. It’s not neccessarily what we’ll be doing – just my thoughts. But some of you might be interested in them, nonetheless… so:

David’s Gaming Goals

  • console gaming 
    • set up networked game system at each location
    • it should be movable
    • create programming around the equipment
      • game nights
      • parent/kid game challenges/learning
      • branch/location challenge tournaments
      • how to play types of training
      • health DDR programming
    • train staff in use
    • create web help guides for console gaming
      • how to play
      • where to play – highlight programming
      • cheats and other online pointers
  • online gaming
    • create web guides for popular games
    • i.e., Runescape
      • basics of play
      • cheats and other online pointers
    • create programming around games
      • how to play
      • introduction to online gaming – what they are
  • Little Kid’s gaming
    • provide clear pointers to games like Neopets.com
    • create web guides for popular games
      • how to play
      • cheats and other online pointers
      • where the games can be found
  • circulating games
    • buy top 25 games in one format
    • same format of equipment we purchase
    • some for each branch
  • patron gamers
    • books on games 
      • game theory (everything bad is good for you)
      • how to play (Dummies guides, etc)
      • young adult novels with gaming plots
    • movies?
    • Magazines
  • phase two
    • Challenge other libraries 
      • challenge other library system to a tournament
      • see if they can be networked tournaments
    • Teen Center in Central
      • “The Game Vault”
    • Take gaming to the community
      • Set up mobile gaming unit
      • create school programming/learning opportunities
      • take it to community groups
      • take it to church youth groups in KCPL area?
      • have a library component, too
        • one idea – to play, you have to have a library card
        • or you have to sign up for a library card

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/9763702 John

    This is really exciting, David. I saw mention of this on the LJ TechBlog and am glad they mentioned this. Your outline is superb. Great job- John Iliff in Philadelphia

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/9763702 John

    This is really exciting, David. I saw mention of this on the LJ TechBlog and am glad they mentioned this. Your outline is superb. Great job- John Iliff in Philadelphia

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2250183 kelly

    Please keep us updated on your progress!

  • http://ulo.tricho.us Eli Neiburger

    This is fantastic, you guys are thinking big, which is really the key to getting the community going. When you’re ready to challenge other libraries, my players will be ready!

  • http://ulo.tricho.us/ Eli Neiburger

    This is fantastic, you guys are thinking big, which is really the key to getting the community going. When you’re ready to challenge other libraries, my players will be ready!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/9125825 Stephanie Librarian

    This is exciting. I’m glad you posted about it. Perhaps I can be invovled when I return in August =)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/9125825 Stephanie Librarian

    This is exciting. I’m glad you posted about it. Perhaps I can be invovled when I return in August =)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2250183 kelly

    Please keep us updated on your progress!

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