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Traveling Technology Petting Zoo Summer 2008. Instructor: Cheryl Gould This Workshop Brought to You by the Infopeople Project.

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traveling technology petting zoo summer 2008

Traveling Technology Petting ZooSummer 2008

Instructor: Cheryl Gould

this workshop brought to you by the infopeople project
This Workshop Brought to You by the Infopeople Project
  • Infopeople is a federally-funded grant project supported by the California State Library. It provides a wide variety of training to California libraries. Infopeople workshops are offered around the state and are open registration on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For a complete list of workshops, and for other information about the project, go to the Infopeople website at
why use audio and video now
Why Use Audio and Video Now?
  • Devices are small
  • Devices are inexpensive
  • No technical abilities required
  • Can get decent quality
  • They are easy to use
  • Customers have devices for playback
ways to make audio and video available to users
Ways to Make Audio and Video Available to Users
  • On a device for in library use
  • At a self-serve kiosk
  • Download from website to portable players
  • On a computer
    • from your library website
    • from a blog or podcast or media (youtube) site

Audio, Video, and Digital Camera

  • Digital Voice Recorder
  • Flip Video Camera
  • Canon Digital Camera
  • USB Headset with Microphone
what is a game
What is a Game?
  • Game: activity engaged in for diversion or amusement; synonym: see FUN
  • Video Game: an electronic game played by means of images on a video screen and often emphasizing fast action

Merriam-Webster Online.

video game sales figures
Video Game Sales Figures
  • Who’s on top
  • Hardware and software
  • Weekly and totals
video games
Video Games

Multi Media Gadgets

eBook Reader

  • Wii
    • Sports
    • Big Brain Academy
  • Play Station 2
    • Guitar Hero
    • Namco Museum
    • Dance Dance Revolution
  • Sansa
  • Zune
  • Ipod
  • Itouch
  • Kindle
how can libraries serve gamers
How Can Libraries Serve Gamers?
  • Connect games with “traditional” materials through Reader’s Advisory
  • Research video game culture
  • Support gaming
  • Create game collections
  • Host gaming programs
  • Try some games!
game collections
Game Collections
  • Best Practices Wiki on Libraries Circulating Games
  • Beth Gallaway’s Core Collection List from Infopeople
use games in reader s advisory
Use Games in Reader's Advisory


  • What authors do you like to read?
  • What are the last three books you read and enjoyed?
  • What did you like about them?


  • What movies do you like?
  • What TV shows do you watch?
  • What games do you play?
research video game culture ideas from beth gallaway
Research Video Game Culture: Ideas from Beth Gallaway
  • Watch Red vs. Blue
  • Read Penny Acade or PvP
  • Skim gaming magazines
  • Link to game and cheat code sites
  • Pay attention to gaming around you
  • Attend GLLS2008
  • Join the LibGaming Google group
host game tournaments
Host Game Tournaments
  • Jeff Wyner from Escondido does game tournament and has tournament forms with detailed explanations
program idea bring in a video game designer
Program IdeaBring in a Video Game Designer
  • Career in game design
    • Education + experience
    • Game tester opportunities
  • Speaker sources
    • Video Game Companies
    • Game Developer Magazine
    • Game Developer Conferences

From: Kimberly Bishop

Programs & Outreach Librarian at Redondo Beach Library


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