Every other month in 2012 I wrote a column for CILIP Update. This is the monthly magazine for members of CILIP, the UK library association. The articles covered various aspects of games – not just digital ones – in libraries. Much of the text refers to examples of gaming in American libraries, where such media is considerably more widespread than in UK public libraries.
The articles are introductory in nature; there are no deep theoretical or research insights. All are downloadable as single page .pdf documents.
|January||Games in libraries||Because there’s more to libraries than just books.|
|March||Video game events||Making your library relevant to new patrons.|
|May||Geocaching||Using multi-billion dollar satellites to find hidden items.|
|July||Platforms for gaming||What are the options?|
|September||Academia||Digital games in your university library.|
|November||Games and libraries||The future.|