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International Games day and More at Your Library

Join us for training about gaming in your library! Learn the ins and outs of International Games Day (November 19, 2016), why gaming is important, Gen Con, partnering with others through gaming, and more. Feel free to bring your own lunch and stay for some play after the training.

Lunch will not be provided.

Agenda for the Gaming Day training:

           10:00 Introduction and welcome

           10:05  IGD: how to register, what we do at our library

                      IGD: marketing and other options

10:35   Justifying gaming in your library

  • Justifying a gaming budget
  • Selecting appropriate games for your programs
  • Games with other programs
  • Multigenerational gaming:  good idea? Or not?

           11:15 Reaching out

  • Reaching out to gaming stores, demo groups, and clubs
  •  Reaching out to publishers

11:30  Gaming Resources

11:45  Gaming Conventions

12:00  Escape Room/  Breakout Edu

            12:30  New Games

 1:00  Lunch and play time


For: South Carolina public and school library staff 


  • Donald Dennis, Teen, Technology, & Games Librarian, Georgetown County Library System 
  • Stephanie Frey, Library Teen Games & Technology Assistant, Georgetown County Library System - Waccamaw Neck Branch Library
  • Pamela Hoppock, Learning Experiences Coordinator, South Carolina State Library
  • Michelle Ralston, Library Services Technology Consultant, South Carolina State Library

Location: SC State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Learning Lab
Technology YA/Teen Services Youth Services
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