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Using Games to Teach and Inspire. Outreach 2.0. What We Are Going to Cover. What Does Outreach 2.0 Mean? Examples of Current Gaming Outreach Outreach Potential of User Created Games in Libraries Things You Can Do in Your Library. Web 1.0 and Library 1.0.

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What we are going to cover
What We Are Going to Cover

What Does Outreach 2.0 Mean?

Examples of Current Gaming Outreach

Outreach Potential of User Created Games in Libraries

Things You Can Do in Your Library

Web 1 0 and library 1 0
Web 1.0 and Library 1.0

We Make Content Which a Passive Audience Gobbles Up

Web 2 0 and library 2 0
Web 2.0 and Library 2.0

Content is Collaborative

Everyone Creates and Consumes

Outreach 2 0
Outreach 2.0

Marketing and Library Instruction May be More Effective if It Comes from Peers

Online games to teach and advertise
Online Games to Teach and Advertise


Students with certain learning styles will retain the information better

Advertises services and teaches concepts to patrons who primarily use the library website to interact with the library

Carnegie mellon university
Carnegie Mellon University

Teach students how to shelve

Avoids using valuable staff time for teaching the same thing over and over

Easy to evaluate student pages’ understanding of Library of Congress

Teach reference

Shows what is actually involved with working at a reference desk

Orange county library
Orange County Library

Using a Game to Advertise Services

Traditional arcade style shooting game with anthropomorphic orange

Shows the player the different types of gaming materials available at the library

May not teach anyone anything, but shows good will and advertises services

Global kids online leadership
Global Kids Online Leadership

Playing 4 Keeps

Ayiti: The Cost of Life

For More Information: Contact Meghan Deana at

Common game design software used for teen programs
Common Game Design Software Used for Teen Programs


Youth Digital Arts Cyberschool


Use these now talented game program attendees
Use These Now Talented Game Program Attendees

Proof of Concept (Rough Draft) by thirteen year old for Durham County Library using Multimedia Fusion 2 with tutorials through YDACS

It or admin won t let me do squat
IT or Admin Won’t Let Me Do Squat

If You Can’t Install Software on Your Computers and/or Can’t Have a Program – use a Social Software Like PMOG

Completely Web Based

Requires Almost Zero Technical Knowledge

For more information
For More Information

Further Reading:

“Gaming 2.0” Katherine Makens. Young Adult Library Services; Summer 2007; 5, 4; Research Library Core,pg. 27

To contact me on PMOG – username is bozette