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On Wednesday August 25 2010, 8bitlibrary.com’s JP Porcaro will be presenting a webinar with host Michael Sauers (@msauers)!
It is presented by the Nebraska State Library Commission. All of the info and free registration can be found here:
Michael will be talking with JP Porcaro, Virtual Services Librarian at New Jersey City University and founder of 8bitlibrary.com, about Video Game Collection Development and advocacy issues that all libraries deal with when implementing (or planning to implement) video games into library collections and services.
In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.
NCompass Live is broadcast live on Wednesdays, from 10am – 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website.
Sessions are recorded for anyone who may want to see them again or who cannot attend them at the scheduled time. Registration is not required to view the archived recordings.
I got really excited when I got an email with an 8bitlibrary.com Retro Gaming Day press release in it! Big shouts to our own MaMcGinley & RedheadFangirl for setting this all up. Hope to see some of our readers at the event:
Saturday, September 11, 12 – 4 PM
The 8bitlibrary.com Retro Gaming Day
The first ever Retro Game Day will be conveniently located in central NJ at Piscataway Public Library! Cool panel speakers on retro games, and open play on old school platforms like SNES, Gameboy, Xbox! From Pac-Man to Mario to World of Warcraft, learn and play with the 8bitlibrary.com bloggers and librarians. See you there!
Piscataway Public Library
500 Hoes Ln, Piscataway, NJ
On September 11th, 2010, the East Coast’s contingent of the 8bitlibrary.com Crew will be hosting our first ever Retro Gaming Festival at the Kennedy Branch of the Piscataway NJ Public Library.
While we are still in the planning stages, we will sure to be having nostalgic game demos from some of our favorite video game consoles of all time, high-score competitions, discussions (including 8bitlibrary‘s own RedheadFangirl speaking on being a girl gamer from the 80s-today), D&D and Magic the Gathering Tournies, and “modern classics” like Guitar Hero 1.
What would you like to see at an event like that? Have you run a similar event and would like to share your favorite stories? Are you interested in making the trek out to Central Jersey and attending the event? Leave a comment in the box!
(and for out-of-towners serious about coming to the event, let’s work together on travel & housing arragements to hopefully make it possible for you)