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An Infopeople Webinar

November 9th, 2016 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

Presenter: Lauren Hays


Have you noticed many of your library users playing games? Have you ever wondered if games can be in your library for more than recreation? In today’s culture, games are ubiquitous. Although commercial games are recreational, they also provide opportunities for informal learning. In fact, to play games players must use at least one 21st Century Skill, and often players use multiple skills. Join webinar presenter Lauren Hays as she highlights how you can use games in your library to foster skills such as creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration, vital to every library user needs.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will learn how to:

  • Identify games that help players use and develop 21st Century Skills
  • Implement a game facilitation strategy at their library
  • Help patrons reflect on the experience of gameplay

This webinar will be of interest to: Public library youth & teen services staff, school library staff (K-12) and instruction and collection development librarians in academic libraries

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button (at the top and bottom of this page). If registering with less than 30 MINUTES from the start of the webinar you can join directly from the thank you page by clicking the Join Now button. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.

Speaker's slides: Will be available the morning of the webinar.


Presentation Material

Speaker's slides
ppt [8.9mb]
pdf (Full slide) [773kb]
pdf (3 slides per page) [236kb]
Teaching Through Games pdf [1.4mb]
Game Debriefing Strategies Protocols pdf [83kb]
AASL Standards pdf [4.5mb]
Chat: pdf [82kb]


Keywords: Information literacy, Programming