Running a Gaming Program When You Can’t Tell the Difference Between an Xbox and a Game Cube   Josh Weiland—Webmaster & Uno...
 
You may be asking yourself… <ul><li>WHY should my library conduct a gaming program? </li></ul><ul><li>HOW will I conduct t...
S.Q.U.A.R.E.
S. Search for answers <ul><li>Gaming magazines </li></ul>GamePro Tips & Tricks EGM Game Informer
S. Search for answers <ul><li>Gaming magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul>Gaming & Libraries Gamers…in the Library?...
S. Search for answers <ul><li>Gaming magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Listservs </li></ul><ul><li>Websi...
Q. Question Others <ul><li>Local gaming stores </li></ul><ul><li>Tech staff at your library </li></ul><ul><li>Younger empl...
Q. Question Others <ul><li>Also ask about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Room requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment nee...
RCA Jacks
Q. Question Others <ul><li>Also ask about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Room requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment nee...
Game Considerations <ul><li>ESRB Ratings ( http:// www.esrb.org ) </li></ul>
Game Considerations <ul><li>Recommended Games </li></ul>
Game Considerations <ul><li>Recommended Games </li></ul>
Q. Question Others <ul><li>Also ask about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Room requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment nee...
U. Use what you’ve got <ul><li>Borrow  </li></ul><ul><li>Bring </li></ul><ul><li>Beg </li></ul><ul><li>Buy </li></ul>
Next-gen VS Current gen
 
 
A. Anticipate the big day <ul><li>Advance plans  </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment tests </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisements  </li>...
R. Relax <ul><li>Don’t try to do everything by yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to join in the fun </li></ul><ul><li>Decide...
E. Evaluate & Expand <ul><li>Get input from attendees before they leave </li></ul><ul><li>Consult with other teens </li></...
 
Contact info <ul><li>Josh Weiland: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Maryann Mori: </li></ul><ul><li>[em...
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Presentation given at Internet Librarian 2007 conference by Josh Weiland, Webmaster & Unofficial Gaming Guru, and Maryann Mori, Teen Specialist Librarian & Supervisor of Popular Materials Center, both employees of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library system.

Bibliography available online at http://www.evpl.org/gaming.

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Running a Gaming Program When You Can't Tell the Difference Between an Xbox and a Game Cube

  1. 1. Running a Gaming Program When You Can’t Tell the Difference Between an Xbox and a Game Cube Josh Weiland—Webmaster & Unofficial Gaming Guru Maryann Mori—Teen Specialist Librarian & Supervisor of Popular Materials Center Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Evansville, Indiana www.evpl.org
  2. 3. You may be asking yourself… <ul><li>WHY should my library conduct a gaming program? </li></ul><ul><li>HOW will I conduct this program? </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT will I need to do WHEN I conduct this program? </li></ul><ul><li>WHERE will I go with this program? </li></ul>
  3. 4. S.Q.U.A.R.E.
  4. 5. S. Search for answers <ul><li>Gaming magazines </li></ul>GamePro Tips & Tricks EGM Game Informer
  5. 6. S. Search for answers <ul><li>Gaming magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul>Gaming & Libraries Gamers…in the Library?! Game On!
  6. 7. S. Search for answers <ul><li>Gaming magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Listservs </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul>
  7. 8. Q. Question Others <ul><li>Local gaming stores </li></ul><ul><li>Tech staff at your library </li></ul><ul><li>Younger employees at your library </li></ul><ul><li>Other libraries that have conducted gaming programs </li></ul><ul><li>TEENS! </li></ul>
  8. 9. Q. Question Others <ul><li>Also ask about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Room requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment needs </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. RCA Jacks
  10. 11. Q. Question Others <ul><li>Also ask about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Room requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Game considerations </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Game Considerations <ul><li>ESRB Ratings ( http:// www.esrb.org ) </li></ul>
  12. 13. Game Considerations <ul><li>Recommended Games </li></ul>
  13. 14. Game Considerations <ul><li>Recommended Games </li></ul>
  14. 15. Q. Question Others <ul><li>Also ask about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Room requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Game considerations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative possibilities </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. U. Use what you’ve got <ul><li>Borrow </li></ul><ul><li>Bring </li></ul><ul><li>Beg </li></ul><ul><li>Buy </li></ul>
  16. 17. Next-gen VS Current gen
  17. 20. A. Anticipate the big day <ul><li>Advance plans </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment tests </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisements </li></ul><ul><li>Rules/operating guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Registrations </li></ul><ul><li>Reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Refreshments </li></ul>
  18. 21. R. Relax <ul><li>Don’t try to do everything by yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to join in the fun </li></ul><ul><li>Decide where you’ll be located and what you’ll do during the program </li></ul><ul><li>Determine personal things you may want/need </li></ul><ul><li>Keep copies of guidelines </li></ul>
  19. 22. E. Evaluate & Expand <ul><li>Get input from attendees before they leave </li></ul><ul><li>Consult with other teens </li></ul><ul><li>Consider other dates/times </li></ul><ul><li>Find funding </li></ul><ul><li>Try tournaments </li></ul><ul><li>Get other library systems or branches involved </li></ul>
  20. 24. Contact info <ul><li>Josh Weiland: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Maryann Mori: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography available online at http://www.evpl.org/gaming </li></ul>

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