Games and Gaming Forum

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Speaker: Bethany Ross, Graduate Library Assistant, University of North Texas Library
Speaker: Dave Pattern, Library Systems Manager, The University of Huddersfield
Speaker: Diane Robson, Media Cataloger, University of North Texas Library

Join us for two fascinating presentations during the Games and Gaming Round Table's first ever forum/update.

Dave Pattern will talk about Lemon Tree (,, a project to “gamify” the library experience at the University of Huddersfield (UK). The project is still in its infancy, but the aim is to make using the library fun and, by hooking into the social network of the players, to attract students who otherwise might not have engaged with the library. This session will also include findings from the Library Impact Data Project, which investigated the link between library usage and academic achievement at 8 academic universities in the UK.

ALA's National Gaming Day @ your library is a fairly new event created to promote the “educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games”. The University of North Texas Library has participated for two years and has organized their event to offer fun along with a focus on research and development opportunities available for people interested in all aspects of gaming. In this talk, Diane Robson and Bethany Ross will detail the planning and organization of NGD at an academic library.

Afterward, ALA staffer Jenny Levine will talk about changes coming to this year's NGD event.

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ALAMW12_DavePattern.pptx - Uploaded by Dave Pattern (Feb 4, 2012 - 16.78 MB
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You can also download the presentation on Lemon Tree from here:

Here is a link to Diane Robson and Bethany Ross's Prezi Presentation from the session: