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Presented at the Sirsi/Dynix Midwest Users Group (SMUG) 2009 conference in Bellevue, NE on 30 July 2009.

Presented at the Sirsi/Dynix Midwest Users Group (SMUG) 2009 conference in Bellevue, NE on 30 July 2009.

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  • 1. Get Your Game On!The Why & Howof GamingIn Your Library
    Sirsi Midwest Users’ Group
    Pre-Conference
    30 July 2009
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixteca/297504996/
  • 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/picstever/387307699/
  • 3. Gamers…
    see themselves as a hero on a quest.
    are willing to experiment and keep trying.
    are willing to seek expertise and ask for help.
    desire to collaborate.
    learn from their mistakes and can adapt quickly.
    Beck, John & Mitchell Wade. Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever. Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
  • 4. Gamers…
    thrive on fast decision-making & good at prioritizing.
    are willing to take risks.
    are very good at multitasking and continuous partial attention.
    are constantly seeking to be challenged.
    are proactive rather than reactive.
    Beck, John & Mitchell Wade. Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever. Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
  • 5. Gamers…
    are format-agnostic.
    want to do their own research and figure things out for themselves (no spoon-feeding).
    are used to creating content.
    expect interaction, rewards, customization, and multiple paths.
    have an inherent distrust of bosses.
    Beck, John & Mitchell Wade. Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever. Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
  • 6. Whack Your Boss @ http://www.doodie.com/anger_management.php
  • 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/buffcorephil/110126492/
  • 8. Average age of gamer?
    35
    http://www.theesa.com/facts/
  • 9. Who are the gamers?
    WOMEN age 18 or older represent a greater portion
    of the game-playing population (34%)
    than boys age 17 or younger (18%).
    http://www.theesa.com/facts/
  • 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ovenbird/402211809/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ovenbird/402181000/
  • 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/skokiepl/2698675777/
  • 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alatechsourceblog/366428922/
  • 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/365732115
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/365732117
  • 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/2395049927/
  • 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/2395059219/
  • 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/informationgoddess29/638529783/
  • 17. This is a library, not…
    • a place to store stacks of paper
    • 18. a place where people can take books off of the shelves
    • 19. a collection of fiction
    • 20. a place where children can learn to read
    • 21. a music store
    • 22. a movie theatre/movie rental store
    • 23. a computer lab
    • 24. a café
  • "One kid told us videogames are gateway drugs for libraries.“─ Eli Neiburger, Ann Arbor District Libraryauthor of Gamers… in the Library?!
  • 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/melancon/336854405/
  • 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/melancon/336854631/
  • 27. http://www.flickr.com/photos/melancon/336854579/
  • 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/464639170/
  • 29.
  • 30. Teen After-Hours Game NightChatfield Public Library
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66422613@N00/sets/72157594586744066/
  • 31. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alaskanlibrarian/531166483/
  • 32. If your library is no place for games and entertainment then you must get rid of all of these…
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/arahsae/2068258/
  • 33. http://www.flickr.com/photos/adventuresinlibraryschool/380941282/
  • 34. http://flickr.com/photos/libraryman/2705385233/
    http://librariesandlibrarians.guildomatic.com/
  • 35. Further information…
    Christa Burns
    christa.burns@nebraska.gov
    Michael Sauers
    michaelsauers@nebraska.gov
    800-307-2665
    http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/netserv/gaming.html