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“Games in Libraries” Program~~March 28~~Still Time to Register!

March 11, 2014

Opportunity! Are you looking for a centrally located, one-day Pennsylvania program about using games for library learning? PaLA’s Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable has just the workshop that not only offers speakers and presenters, but also provides the attendees practical, hands-on activities to work with various types of library games. Register online by March 19th! Please read below for more details and also see the program brochure, 2014 TL&T “Games in Libraries” Brochure

REGISTER NOW: Play to Learn: Gaming in Libraries

The Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable of the Pennsylvania Library Association presents the spring workshop, “Play to Learn: Gaming in Libraries” on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, PA. This event will be highly engaging and interesting for academic, public, and school librarians.

Register now at : http://www.palibraries.org/events/Sessions.aspx?id=409627     Space is limited!

COST:  $30 for PaLA members, $50 for nonmembers. Includes morning refreshments and lunch. NOTE: PaLA MEMBERS, be sure to log in to the system to receive the discount!

DEADLINE: Register by March 19, 2014. We’re sorry, refunds cannot be granted–please send a substitute if you cannot attend.

The keynote speaker will be Brian Mayer, a noted library gamer and author, who will deliver a keynote presentation, “The Transformative Power of Games.” Mayer is a gaming & technology specialist for the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership and an independent library consultant. He is the designer of a cooperative historical game, Freedom: The Underground Railroad, and co-author of the book, Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning Through Modern Board Games. Mayer’s work is centered on captivating student interest and promoting active learning through the use of modern board games.

The workshop will also include sessions on designing games for specific audiences and a “game petting zoo.”

Gaming is such a hot topic and so applicable to academic, school, and public library settings. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this highly anticipated event!

Questions? Contact Christine Iannicelli, Reference Librarian, Immaculata University, ciannicelli@immaculata.edu

“This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, Governor, through the College and Research Division (https://crdpala.org/) of PaLA. Show your appreciation by becoming a member of PaLA! And if you are a member – thank you!”

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