Program to offer a hands-on look at 'How Games Fit Your Library'

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Librarians, library staff and library advocates are invited to “Finding the Missing Piece: How Games Fit Your Library,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in the Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, at Penn State. The program is the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) Juniata-Conemaugh Chapter Spring Workshop.

More than light entertainment, games have grown to become a dominant form of media today. Gaming helps to shape library programs, and games have a positive, transformative impact on the patrons and communities that libraries serve. Brian Mayer, author, game designer and council member of ALA's Games and Gaming Round Table, will present a fun, hands-on exploration of some of the ways that games and gaming programs may fit into library programs. He will discuss game design and maker opportunities, curricular support for students, gamification and gaming events.

The registration deadline is May 3. The cost is $45 for PaLA members (log in for member discount) and $65 for nonmembers, and includes morning refreshments and lunch. Please note there are no refunds, but a substitute may be sent. More details and a registration form are available online.

This program has been partially funded with Federal Library Services and Technology (LSTA) funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact the Juniata-Conemaugh Chapter Chair Lori Lysiak at or 814-867-4924.

Last Updated January 09, 2015