Monday, June 13, 2011

Got a Videogame Collection?

Now, y'all know that I have been working on this project for the ALA Emerging Leaders. Of course, I promised you updates as I went along and instead I have been, y'know, working. And it's just about time for us to present that work to everybody at the ALA Annual Conference!

Are you thinking about starting a videogame collection for your library? Are you wondering how to take your videogame collection to the next level? Join the 2011 ALA Emerging Leaders Team G for a poster presentation on videogame collection development at the ALA Annual Conference on Friday, June 24, 2011 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm in Conference Center Room 271-273.

Team G, comprised of Erik Bobilin, Abby Johnson [that's me!], Kate Kosturski, Jonathan Lu, and Nicole Pagowsky, will present information on issues and best practices when developing a video game collection, including Circulation & Access, Selection & Purchasing, Weeding, and an ideal MARC record. The team surveyed public, academic, and school libraries across the United States and Canada and spoke with experts in the field to find out what innovative ideas might change what we know about videogame collections in libraries.
ALA’s Emerging Leaders program allows new professionals to gain experience and create personal networks within the American Library Association by working with a group on an assigned project.

For more information, check out the team's website:

If you're going to be at Annual and if you're free Friday afternoon, please come by! I would love to see you and, if I say so myself, we've got an awesome presentation for you. If you're collecting videogames or thinking about starting a videogame collection, this is the place to be!

If you're not attending the conference or if you've got pre-cons or something else more important than me going on Friday afternoon, worry not! All our information will be posted online and I'll be sure to shove that down your throats share the links when it's all up and ready.

PS: Who else is excited about NOLA?!