October 19, 2007

Gaming in Libraries Presentation, Eh?

I just returned from giv­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion about gam­ing and libraries to a crowd of enthu­si­as­tic librar­i­ans at the Net­Speed Con­fer­ence in Cal­gary. I love doing pre­sen­ta­tions for and talk­ing with Cana­dian librar­i­ans, because I think they do a much bet­ter job of pool­ing resources and work­ing together than we do in the U.S. I’ll be inter­ested to see if they apply that same effort to gam­ing (I’m bet­ting they will).

For those Net­Speed­ers who may be vis­it­ing here for the first time, wel­come! Please feel free to leave a com­ment about the pre­sen­ta­tion or gam­ing in gen­eral. The slides will be avail­able at http://theshiftedlibrarian.pbwiki.com/ later today.

I also want to thank the con­fer­ence orga­niz­ers for mak­ing a dona­tion to the Lois Hole Library Legacy Pro­gram in my name. What a great idea. Yeah, Cana­dian librar­i­ans rock hard.

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6:22 am Comments (5)


  1. I met Lois Hole in Edmon­ton when she was Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta. What a won­der­ful per­son! I’d be happy to have some­thing donated in my name to any cause with her name on it.

    Comment by Ryan — October 19, 2007 @ 7:49 am

  2. Lol, love your title… isn’t the “eh” the truth? :)

    I have great respect for Cana­dian librar­i­ans as well, and must say I love the Alberta libraries’ bat­tery, too cool!

    Comment by Talking Books Librarian — October 22, 2007 @ 9:46 am

  3. Hi Jenny,
    I really enjoyed your keynote. I glad to see like minded peo­ple in the edu­ca­tion busi­ness. Gam­ing cul­ture could be invalu­able to us or the bane of our exis­tence. We need to seize a lead­er­ship roll or have it roll over us.
    –Vince from Alberta

    Comment by Vincent — October 24, 2007 @ 1:29 pm

  4. @Ryan: Thanks!

    @ TBL: There were sev­eral great images like that one. I should have taken more pic­tures of each one individually.

    @ Vin­cent: Thanks — you folks were a great group! :)


    Comment by jenny — October 25, 2007 @ 5:35 am

  5. I abso­lut­ley loved your keynote — thanks so much. I just spoke with our pub­lic ser­vices assis­tant today about putting together a cou­ple “gam­ing kits” the 41 libraries in our sys­tem can book for their libraries. We are think­ing a kit with a PS2 and a vari­ety of games. I’m per­son­ally par­tial to Gui­tar Hero while she favours Dance Dance Rev­o­lu­tion :). Any thoughts on what would make a first rate “gam­ing kit?”

    Thanks Again!

    Comment by James — October 25, 2007 @ 9:33 pm

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