Gaming In Libraries It

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A brief review of who games, gaming statistics, myths & facts, plus information and tips on how to program a gaming event at your library.

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  • Gaming In Libraries It

    1. 1. Gaming In Libraries Presented by: Tyler Rousseau-NJLA IT Section
    2. 2. Who is Gaming? <ul><li>Women outnumber men in online gaming </li></ul><ul><li>More gaming consoles are owned by men, but the gap is closing… </li></ul><ul><li>The largest consumers of games are…. </li></ul><ul><li>Yuppies!!! </li></ul><ul><li>And of course, our teens. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Types of Games <ul><li>DVD Games- Scene It, Trivial Pursuit DVD version </li></ul><ul><li>Online Single Player- Solitaire, Bejeweled, Four Second Fury, trivia & personality quizzes, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>MMOs- World of Warcraft, Runescape, Dofus, Gaia Online </li></ul><ul><li>Console Games- PS2 & 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Handhelds. </li></ul><ul><li>PC- Half Life, Tycoon Series, Unreal Tournament </li></ul>
    4. 4. Myths About Gaming <ul><li>Video games have led to an epidemic in youth violence </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence links violence in video games to aggression </li></ul><ul><li>Children are the primary market for video games </li></ul><ul><li>Girls do not play video games </li></ul><ul><li>Video games are socially isolating </li></ul><ul><li>Most video games are rated Mature </li></ul>
    5. 5. Facts About Gaming <ul><li>Gaming can be good </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming can be bad </li></ul><ul><li>Not all games are for kids </li></ul><ul><li>Games can be educational </li></ul><ul><li>There is a limit </li></ul><ul><li>Games provide opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming has a large audience </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming can keep a person’s mind sharp </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why Should We Provide Gaming? <ul><li>Brings in patrons who may not normally come to the library </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a chance to push other materials through displays, book talks and/or promotions </li></ul><ul><li>Helps improve statistics (if this is important to your supervisors or admin) </li></ul><ul><li>Proves that Libraries and Librarians are indeed HIP ! </li></ul>
    7. 7. How to Host a Party… ideas <ul><li>Tournament </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul><ul><li>Potpourri </li></ul><ul><li>Round Table </li></ul><ul><li>Premiere </li></ul>
    8. 8. Considerations for Party/Tournament <ul><li>Game ratings </li></ul><ul><li>“Official Ref” </li></ul><ul><li>Time Limit or Limiting Entrants </li></ul><ul><li>Have other activities </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Prizes/Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Displays </li></ul><ul><li>Promote! </li></ul>
    9. 9. Online Gaming Sites <ul><li>Addicting Games </li></ul><ul><li>MiniClip </li></ul><ul><li>Hall Pass </li></ul><ul><li>Candy Stand </li></ul><ul><li>Armor Games </li></ul><ul><li>MSN Games & Yahoo Games </li></ul><ul><li>Crazy Monkey Games </li></ul><ul><li>Bubble Box </li></ul>

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