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Library Talks: Video Gaming and Your Library

Event Type: Continuing Education
Date: 10/3/2018
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
 Video gaming and the use of gamification is ubiquitous in our world today. Schools, businesses and industries alike are discovering that elements of gamification—like recognition, rewards and competition—drive motivation, inspire engagement and develop relationships. Traditionally, libraries share these goals, so why not share the successful strategy as well?

If your library is interested in integrating video games into your collection or programming, join Tamia Taylor, Technology Consultant and gaming enthusiast, to discover how gaming can positively impact patrons and your library. Experience the newest video gaming systems, like Nintendo Switch and Xbox, and educational and active-oriented games, like Just Dance and Nintendo Labo. In addition to background information and hands-on experience, you’ll also receive a time-saving buyer’s guide of digital resources to assist you in your gaming journey.

Learn how to:
• Use gaming to support critical thinking, literacy and STEM skills, like problem-solving, hypothesizing, strategizing, organizing, collaborating, as well as reading and writing
• Integrate video games appropriately and effectively in your library’s programming
• Boost library usage by connecting with patrons through gaming

As a librarian, you have the power to provide a safe environment, expert guidance, and quality scaffolding to connect gaming with a world of learning. Let’s get started together!

Registration is limited to 12 participants and the deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 19, 2018. This training may be used toward acquiring a Basic Library Skills Training (BLaST) certificate. Light snacks will be offered compliments of SCKLS.

Location: Large Meeting Room
Registration Ends: 10/1/2018 at 12:00 AM
Other Information:
 Registration is open only to SCKLS member libraries staff and board members.
Contact: Tamia Taylor, SCKLS Technonlogy Consultant
Contact Number: 800-234-0529, x. 128
Presenter: Tamia Taylor, SCKLS Technology Consultant
Status: Closed

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