The State Library of New South Wales invites you to participate in on online seminar to discuss games and public libraries. 

24 June seminar takes place online in World of Warcraft. The meeting place is in the Saurfang realm, outside the Stormwind Keep.  It is a very early start from the UK.  The seminar starts at 9.30am Australian Eastern Standard time 24 June which makes it 12.30am 24 June from the UK.  The seminar runs for three hours.
 
Presenters include Adam Beck from Central Arkansas Library System will be talking about how his library uses World of Warcraft, Liz Danforth who is well known for writing the Games, Gamers, and Gaming” column for Library Journal both in print and online will be talking about some of the possibilities for public libraries using online environments, Huon Longman will talk about his research into the value of online relationships in World of Warcraft will talk about his research into the social value of online communities, Shawn McCann, the first immersive learning (gaming) librarian appointed at McMaster University in Canada will talk about his experiences and ideas, Scott Nicholson, Association Professor for Syracuse University School of Information Studies will talk about using board games in libraries. I will also be exploring some ideas relating to readers advisory work and games.
 
You can find out more about the seminar here http://gamesandlibraries.wetpaint.com/page/Online+seminar+2010 Don't forget to check out the links in the navigation bar as well.
 
This slideshow gives you some tips for getting started for the seminar http://www.slideshare.net/ellenforsyth/r-u-game-online-2010-getting-ready
 
Please contact me with any questions you have about this.
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Ellen Forsyth
 

 
 
 
Ellen Forsyth
Consultant, Public Library Services
State Library of New South Wales
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000

telephone : +61 2 9273 1525
fax : +61 2 9273 1244
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www.sl.nsw.gov.au
 
 
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