Many students participated in the planning and management of this event. A special thanks to Tyrone Samuels (lower right) who initiated the sponsorship with the local T-shirt business HeadFirst, volunteered to manage the Tony Hawk tournament, and stayed late into the night helping to get the library back into order.
Diane, Roseanne, Monica, Patti, Jeanne, Sheree, Lindsay, Todd, Ronna, Geadon, Darlene, Carla, Melissa, Judy, Marlene, Cindy, Shirley, and Marlene!
Thanks for the opportunity to share this most unusual library program experience.
I have a few hand-outs, but most of the information can be accessed from this blog. Hopefully you will post your comments, suggestions and questions at this site, too.
With your participation, we could create a FAQ on this site that may be helpful for other librarians.TOPICS WE WILL ADDRESS TODAY
PopCulture Blog tells the story
Does gaming belong in the library?
Games, Information & Learning LIS course at University of Illinoishttp://www.isrl.uiuc.edu/~gasser/ courses/gil/gil-long.html
Beck, John C. (2004) Got Game: how the gamer generation is reshaping business forever
. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
Gee, James Paul. (2003). What Video Games Have to Teach Us.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Koster, Raph. A Theory of Fun (2005).
. Scottsdale, AZ: Paraglyph Press.
Steinmetz, William. (2004). LAN Party: hosting the ultimate frag fest
Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing Company.
George Needleham's entire power point "Gaming in Libraries" http://gaminginlibraries.org/2005symposium/presentations/georgeneedham.pdf
Console and PC games - reviews from a gamer (hand-out)
People you need -
tournament manager and photograher (hand-out)
Stuff you need -
large monitors, couches and comfy chairs preferable, Xboxes and PlayStations, BYOControllers, the games, hubs, network cable, extension cords, remotes for monitors, power strips, consoles, controllers, games, food and drink, music and speakers, people who know how to run a tournament, photographer, microphone and someone who knows the gamer lingo, a blog or website.
Tournament programs or just for fun? What is your situation?
Try out Wild Divine
bio-feedback game or Dreamfall
Jeff Han's Research (Online Video) http://www.ted.com/tedtalks/tedtalksplayer.cfm?key=j_han
Thank you for posting your comments!