Play Again?

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Play Again?

  1. 1. Do Your Homework!Console Choice Monitor – Reliability – Plasma v. LCD v. LED – Game library – Reliability – Play style – CostGames – Institutional support – Ratings Fit – Top Sellers – Library culture – Freshness – Patron profile – Audience
  2. 2. Finding FundingIdentifiable Source Recurring Costs – Collection budget – Collection development – Supplies – Charging station – Fund raising – BatteriesInitial Costs – Failing accessories – Console – New consoles – Collection – Marketing – Accessories – Events – Space – Staff time – Furniture – Construction
  3. 3. Changing MindsMission – Service – Delivering new technology – Creating CommunityStudy Breaks – Limiting time – Supporting active learningSeeking Buy-in with Input – Reference – Access Services – Technical Services – AdministrationBe Open to Compromise
  4. 4. Gaming Room Marketing“The Lookout”- student newspaperPhysical display caseLibrary Instruction/toursLibrary website, blog, Facebook page“Word of Mouth”
  5. 5. Leap Day Lunacy1st gaming event- Feb. 29, 2012: 3-6pmThe GamesSuper Smash Brothers (Wii), Arkham City (PS3), & Pacman (final round challenge)The Players: Free and open to all LCC students15 participants (out of 16 open spots)Top awards: $50, $25, & $10 gift certificates to Game StopPublicity & CostAdvertised via Library website, facebook, posters, signs,“The Lookout” (student newspaper) & LCC Radio$85- prizes, $50-refreshments
  6. 6. LCC Library Summer Games2nd gaming event- July 25, 2012: 10am-3pmThe Games: Wii archery, bowling, frisbee, & golfThe Players: 5 teams of 4, 20 individuals (open to 32 teams-128 individuals) Both staff & students participated equallyPublicity & Cost: Advertised on the Library website, facebook, posters, signs, employee email, an across-campus “torch relay”, “The Lookout” (student newspaper) & LCC radio $480: prizes, food, & publicity $440: in-kind donations receivedOutcomes: Great teambuilding event for library staff. Team sign up seemed to be a deterrent- may offer individual pre-registration in future
  7. 7. Monday Night Football & BowlingOngoing event- Mon 3-6pm Fall 2012The GamesMadden 2013, Wii Bowling, & Super Smash Bros.The PlayersNo pre-registration- First come, First servedPublicity & CostAdvertised on library website, posters, handouts,$ 85 for prizes
  8. 8. Survey Feedback & Overall OutcomesThis event was FUN! Thank you for bringing it together. [It] really created team morale within my own department. Looking forward to future events. Thank you again!The library summer games were a great way for my coworkers and I to focus on fun team building. It was also nice to attend the games at the library and mingle with other members of LCC. The food and drinks were a great addition that I didnt expect. Nice work!Outcomes: Our 1st two events increased communication- added 16 total new subscribers to library news email list
  9. 9. ElectronicsTV Game consoles – Sony bravia – Nintendo WiiPower – Sony PlayStation 3 – 5 wall units Controllers – 10 plugs – Wii remotes (5) – 6 ethernet ports – Wii wheel (2) – PlayStation 3 controllers (3)Dimmer lights – TV remote (1)
  10. 10. The Room Dimensions 6’ 6” X 12’ Furniture 4 Desk ChairsTV Stand (2 shelves & 2 locking cabinets) Policies No Food or Drink No more than 4 Players 1 Hour Checkout 1 hour, no Consecutive Checkouts No Advanced Checkout Reasonable Noise Levels
  11. 11. Games Wii PlayStation 3– Donkey Kong Country Returns – Batman Arkham Asylum– Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility – Battlefield Bad Company 2– Just Dance 3 – Fifa Soccer 10– The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess – Final Fantasy XIII– Lego Star Wars – Gran Turismo 5– Mario Kart – Katamari Forever– Okami – Little Big Planet– Resident Evil 4 – Mass Effect 2– Super Mario Bros. – NBA2K11– Super Smash Bros Brawl – Street Fighter IV– Wii Sports – Valkyria Chronicles– Wii Sports Resort – Madden 2013
  12. 12. The FutureNew Consoles – Wii U arrives Nov. 18Always connected – Xbox 720Gaming on demand – OnLive

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