Games in Libraries: Essays on Using Play to Connect and Instruct

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Breanne A. Kirsch
McFarland, Jan 28, 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 248 pages
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Librarians are beginning to see the importance of game based learning and the incorporation of games into library services. This book is written for them--so they can use games to improve people's understanding and enjoyment of the library. Full of practical suggestions, the essays discuss not only innovative uses of games in libraries but also the game making process. The contributors are all well versed in games and game-based learning and a variety of different types of libraries are considered. The essays will inspire librarians and educators to get into this exciting new area of patron and student services.
  

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Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
3
Levels of Game Creation by Cecilia Sirigos
9
Knowing When to Create a Library Game by Mary J Snyder Broussard
30
ALA Games and Gaming Round Table by Diane Robson Scott Nicholson and Darlene McPeek
43
Gami fication in Libraries by Carli Spina
62
Using Badges to Assess Information Literacy Instruction by Andrew Battista
80
Creating a Literary Gaming Experience by Heath Ward
92
Adapting Clue for the Special Collections Library by Emily Jack and Jonathan McMichael
125
Learning with Games in Medicine and Healthcare and the Potential Role of Libraries by Bohyun Kim
152
Using an Interactive Information Literacy Game to Reach Transfer Students by Andrew Kearns Breanne A Kirsch and Chris Vidas
171
Alternate Reality Games in Libraries by Jason J Battles
187
A Bag of Tricks for Successful Library Games by Mary J Snyder Broussard
203
An Annotated Bibliography by Jonathan Kirsch
217
About the Contributors
231
Index
233

Gaming for the Most Voracious and Eclectic of Avid Readers by K G McAbee
109

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About the author (2014)

Breanne A. Kirsch is a public services librarian at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg. The founder and current chair of the Game Making Interest Group within the Library and Information Technology Association of the American Library Association, she lives in Moore, South Carolina.

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