Conference Overview

Join us in Washington DC April 6-7, 2019 to explore the latest educational uses of games in libraries and be part of the movement of librarians integrating games into library programs. We’re bringing librarians, administrators, and educators together to showcase examples of innovative uses of games to enhance learning and programming in school, public, and academic libraries.

The American University Game Lab and FableVision will be hosting the Libraries, Games, and Play Conference on April 6th with an accompanying Showcase of innovative programs on April 7th. If you have used games in your library, please tell us your story on the Share section of the site. Or peruse our growing list of engaging case studies in the What’s New section.

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What’s New

This evolving collection of blog posts and longer articles will reveal the innovative and ingenious ways librarians are employing games in their programs. We’re collecting case studies and examples from all types of libraries including K-12, college, public, and private libraries.

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“A conference for librarians … designed by librarians” We’re actively seeking stories and examples of educational uses of games in library programs. Several sessions at the conference will feature innovative programs, implementations of best practices, and opportunities to up your game. We want your input so please click the button below to write a blog post or share an interesting link or article.

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Travel Stipends

Want to attend the conference? We will offer travel stipends to librarians, educators, and administrators who are selected to present at the conference or the Showcase of innovative programs. We will also provide stipends to librarians at rural and urban libraries to insure their voices are heard.

To be considered for a travel stipend, please tell us about your program and library and how you could learn from conference and contribute to it. The project’s Leadership Panel will review applications for the travel stipends.

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