Sessions with Handouts

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, January 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
GameRT Forum Discussion/Interest group Washington State Convention Center
TCC 202
Description :

Come to the GameRT Forum to hear about these hot topics!

Through the Looking Glass of Assessment: Developing an assessment toolkit to help spread the word about the value of games in libraries - presented by Ron T. Brown

This presentation will evaluate how libraries assess their gaming programs and will discuss a current work in progress that aims to build an assessment toolkit that can be used by both established and new game programs. Discussion will follow about the importance of assessment, what types of assessments are already being done now, who are the main audiences for assessment data, and the types of assessment tools libraries and game programs need immediately.


What Exactly is an “Action-Adventure” Game, Anyway? : Providing Intelligent Access to Video Games - presented by Violet Fox

This presentation will report on a continuing research project to develop a formal metadata schema for video games. Employing a user-centered design approach, the project aims to address the gap between current metadata standards and gamers’ browsing, searching, and retrieval needs.

Additional presenters for the second presentation include Jin Ha Lee, Michelle Dillon, Violet Fox, Sean Fullerton, Chris Magnifico, Zach Welhouse (University of Washington iSchool), Andrew Perti, and Michael Carpenter (Seattle Interactive Media Museum).

Saturday, January 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marketing Discussion Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group Westin Seattle Hotel
Elliott Bay
Description :

"Academic libraries and strategic communications planning". The presenter is Jamie Hazlitt, Outreach Librarian, from Loyola Marymount University.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL) / Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Interest Group Discussion/Interest group W Seattle Hotel
Great Room 2BC
Description :

A joint meeting of the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group and the Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Interest Group. The groups will share reports on the progress of current goals,examples of library projects using virtual worlds, and document the exploration of virtual world librarianship for future use.

Sunday, January 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Just Ask: Defining and Advocating for the Reference Librarian Discussion/Interest group Red Lion Hotel Fifth Avenue
Emerald II
Description :

Want to influence the way RUSA advocates for reference services? Join members of the RUSA Just Ask Committee to discuss the evolving role of reference librarians and reference services in all types of libraries. The discussion will help create a RUSA member-influenced vision of both, which in turn will assist the organization in advocating more effectively for the support and development of quality reference services.

Interests :

Sunday, January 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Putting U in UX Design: User Experience Design Discussion Forum Discussion/Interest group Washington State Convention Center
Room 203
Description :

The newly created User Experience (UX) Design Committee of the Emerging Technologies in Reference Section (MARS) practices what it preaches! We invite you to help us develop future programming and projects by joining us for a lively discussion led by Heidi Steiner, Head of Digital and Distance Education Services at Norwich University. Heidi will kick off the discussion by sharing her thoughts and experiences with UX design. She and members of the committee will then open the discussion by inviting you to share your interests, experiences, and thoughts related to user experience design and emerging technologies in libraries.