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Presented by Michael Sauers and Christa Burns at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Love Library as part of their Staff Gaming Day. Photos from the day can be found @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/librarycommission/sets/72157606480977496/

Presented by Michael Sauers and Christa Burns at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Love Library as part of their Staff Gaming Day. Photos from the day can be found @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/librarycommission/sets/72157606480977496/

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Get Your Game On: Why Gaming in Libraries

  1. 1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixteca/297504996/ 31 July 2008
  2. 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/picstever/387307699/
  3. 3. <ul><li>see themselves as a hero on a quest. </li></ul><ul><li>are willing to experiment and keep trying. </li></ul><ul><li>are willing to seek expertise and ask for help. </li></ul><ul><li>desire to collaborate. </li></ul><ul><li>learn from their mistakes and can adapt quickly. </li></ul>Beck, John & Mitchell Wade. Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever. Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
  4. 4. <ul><li>thrive on fast decision-making & good at prioritizing. </li></ul><ul><li>are willing to take risks. </li></ul><ul><li>are very good at multitasking and continuous partial attention. </li></ul><ul><li>are constantly seeking to be challenged. </li></ul><ul><li>are proactive rather than reactive. </li></ul>Beck, John & Mitchell Wade. Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever. Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
  5. 5. <ul><li>are format-agnostic. </li></ul><ul><li>want to do their own research and figure things out for themselves (no spoon-feeding). </li></ul><ul><li>are used to creating content. </li></ul><ul><li>expect interaction, rewards, customization, and multiple paths. </li></ul><ul><li>have an inherent distrust of bosses. </li></ul>Beck, John & Mitchell Wade. Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever. Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
  6. 6. Whack Your Boss @ http://www.doodie.com/anger_management.php
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/buffcorephil/110126492/
  8. 8. http://www.theesa.com/facts/gamer_data.php
  9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ovenbird/402211809/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ovenbird/402181000/
  10. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/skokiepl/2698675777/
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alatechsourceblog/366428922/
  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/365732115 http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/365732117
  13. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/2395049927/
  14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/2395059219/
  15. 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/informationgoddess29/638529783/
  16. 16. <ul><li>a place to store stacks of paper </li></ul><ul><li>a place where people can take books off of the shelves </li></ul><ul><li>a collection of fiction </li></ul><ul><li>a place where children can learn to read </li></ul><ul><li>a music store </li></ul><ul><li>a movie theatre/movie rental store </li></ul><ul><li>a computer lab </li></ul><ul><li>a café </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>&quot;One kid told us videogames are gateway drugs for libraries.“ ─ Eli Neiburger, Ann Arbor District Library author of Gamers… in the Library?! </li></ul>
  18. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/melancon/336854405/
  19. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/melancon/336854631/
  20. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/melancon/336854579/
  21. 21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/464639170/
  22. 23. Teen After-Hours Game Night Chatfield Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/66422613@N00/sets/72157594586744066/
  23. 24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alaskanlibrarian/531166483/
  24. 25. 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/
  25. 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/adventuresinlibraryschool/380941282/
  26. 27. http://flickr.com/photos/libraryman/2705385233/ http://librariesandlibrarians.guildomatic.com/
  27. 28. http://flickr.com/photos/libraryman/2697341389/
  28. 29. <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/nebraskaccess </li></ul>Michael Sauers [email_address]

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