WHAT: The Games in Libraries Conference is open to all library staff from public, academic, or special libraries. It encompasses all types of games - board, card, video, etc.
WHEN: May 31, 2019
WHERE: UW-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library
WHY: Whether your library uses games currently or not, the Games in Libraries Conference is for you!
COST: FREE! Funding provided by the Ideas to Action grant from WiLS.
As many things in our society become "gamifed" (e.g., Snapchat streaks), we need to learn and understand the various ways in which games of all types can be used as educational tools. This conference is one in which we hope to show, share, and learn from peers about how they use games in libraries, why adding games to a collection might be useful, and how they can promote their use with their users.
The keynote presentation, “From Fluxx to Fortnite: Lifelong Learning through Good Gaming,” will be given by University of Wisconsin – Whitewater Library Director Paul Waelchli. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from 12 different presentations and optional social events in the evening.