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March 5, 2009

Games in the Library? ALA offers toolkit for libraries interested in gaming

American Library Association (ALA) has released a toolkit for those libraries interested integrating games into their collection. In addition to the history of gaming, tools for libraries interested in gaming, and best practice suggestions, the library makes a compelling argument for the inclusion of games with in the collections of libraries. Gaming strengthens problem solving, higher order thinking, and technical fluency, according to the ALA.

Check it out @

http://www.librarygamingtoolkit.org/

Gaming news sites like Joystiq and Kotaku have taken noticed of libraries' interest in gaming. Each has published articles on the inclusion and expansion gaming in libraries. Also, take a look some of the comments on these articles. It seems not everyone feels that games belong in the library.

Check them out @

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/03/05/american-library-association-goes-gaming/

and

http://kotaku.com/5164768/librarians-explain-why-video-games-at-the-library#c

Posted by undergrad at March 5, 2009 9:53 PM

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