Games and Gaming Resources
This site is maintained by the American Library Association.
National Gaming Day @ your library
- All information about National Gaming Day for 2011 and beyond is now at http://ngd.ala.org . Please visit the official NGD site for the latest updates.
- See how many people participated in the 2008 Gaming Day
- Watch a video to learn about Pictureka, other board games to consider, and the video game tournaments!
- Learn more about National Gaming Day
- Information for the public about the November 15, 2008 event
- View a map of participating libraries
- Join the gaming @ your library day Flickr group and post your pictures to it using the tag NGD2008
- Connect with your local boardgame group to promote and even help staff an event
- The ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium took place on November 2-4, 2008
- Listen to audio and watch video from GLLS2007
- Gaming and Literacy
- Advocating for Games : What to say to your administrators, the media, and concerned citizens.
Money for Gaming
- Local Police/Fire/Rotary/Lions Club/Knights of Columbus
- Local WalMart, Best Buy
- Local Businesses (car dealerships, insurance companies, banks)
- ALA (check with individual divisions – deadlines are often December 1!)
- MacArthur Foundation
- Wallace Foundation
- Francis P. Bunnelle Foundation (local)
Games and Public Performance/Copyright
- Public Performance Thread on LibGaming group
- Methenitis, Mark. Law of the Game.
- Russell, Carrie. "Carrie on Copyright" School Library Journal, June 2008.
- Games in Libraries podcast, episode 3: Scott Nicholson addresses Games and Public Performance
- ALLEN v. ACADEMIC GAMES LEAGUE OF AMERICA 89 F.3d 614 (9th Cir.1996): http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F3/89/89.F3d.614.html
Check out this best practices list of different games for different types of libraries
 Core collections, collection development policies, and more
Compatible Digital Projectors and Storage Solutions
Books for Gamers
Fiction with gaming plots, nonfiction about gaming, gaming magazines, readalikes, and more! Your contributions welcome!
List of Free Online Games
Games available for free online that may be good for suggesting to patrons. Always growing!
An annotated list of web, article and print resources, with links to archives conference presentations on gaming, gaming-related conferences, and more!
This list, compiled by the Great Interactive Software Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children, provides recommendations for all kinds of children's software, including games as well as educational products.
Games and Gaming MIG Members
- View members
- To join, just add your name to the list!
Annual 2008 Gaming Activities
- Gaming Sessions at Annual 2008
- Play the California Dreaming big game during the Saturday and Sunday of Annual! (what's a big game?)
- Visit the Games Pavilion in the exhibit hall