- Daily Illini article. February 20, 2007. Video games now available at Undergrad, by Andrea Cheng. http://dailyillini.com/news/2007/02/20/video-games-now-available-at-undergrad/
- Gaming Literature http://www.library.illinois.edu/gaming/gaminglit.html
- Guide to Researching Video Games http://www.library.illinois.edu/gaming/researchguide.html
- Laskowksi, Mary and David Ward (2009). “Building next generation video game collections in academic libraries.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 35(3):267-273 Available Note: Mary and David were instrumental in starting the gaming collection at UIUC.
Jul 8, 2008
Mary Laskowski, Professor and Head of Collection Management Services, and David Ward, Associate Professor and Head of Information Services for the Undergraduate Library, have been awarded a Presidential Citation for Gaming from the American Library Association (ALA). Awarded in the “Innovation” category, the citation recognizes efforts to use games and gaming as tools for learning, literacy development, and community development. Laskowski and Ward have developed public and classroom support programs to investigate best practices for integrating games as teaching tools into academic curricula. Their “Gaming Initiative” supports innovative teaching and research partnerships both within the academic community and between campus and the gaming industry. Learning outcomes include: students analyzing how culture and technology affect societal growth using “Civilization IV” in a library gaming lab, and students discussing and comparing the role of music in gaming through a program featuring campus researchers and local game company Volition. From http://www.library.illinois.edu/news/gaming_awards.html