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A few more links today on why gaming in libraries is important.
First up is a sizable video (via Librarian In Black) on gaming in libraries that lays out the case of games very very well, and has some nice interviews with people like Jenny Levine and Michael Stephens to boot.
And secondly, the annual report of the Entertainment Merchants Association has just been released, and as reported by GameSpot, for the first time gaming sales have surpassed those of dvds.
I’m in the middle of forming a video game programming proposal for my library, and so I’ve been doing some more research on the subject. And what do I find, Jenny Levine has beaten me once again. Her latest list of links is short but they are all must reads on the subject. She’s done a nice job of covering both the case for libraries, and why the form is deserving of increased critical attention. Just go to her site and check them out.
Jenny Levine over at the Shifted Librarian has just written an excellent post on gaming, reading, and literacy. I particularly like the definition of literacy she uses, equating it to a critical thinking skill set and distancing it as much as possible from mere language skills. Using this definition she is able to present a clear vision of how gaming can properly fit into libraries beyond simply getting teens in the building.