Thursday, July 26, 2007

Gaming and information literacy

The ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium took place in Chicago, USA, 22-24 July 2007. It included sessions on information literacy:
Information Literacy through Unique Education Gaming Application. Annie Downey, Kristin Boyett (University of North Texas Libraries)
Games Students Play: A New Approach to Online Information Literacy Instruction. Amy Harris (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), Scott Rice (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
Quarantined: Axl Wise and the Information Outbreak: Creating an Online Game to Teach Information Skills. Bee Gallegos, Tammy Allgood (Fletcher Library, Arizona State University at the West campus)

John Kirriemuir was doing a talk Off the Beaten Track in Second Life which is why I noticed it (and I see I'm mentioned ;-)

The website is at At time of writing there were just extended abstracts. The technorati page (blog posts etc) is at

Photo by Sheila Webber: Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain, before a concert, July 2007 (the chairs filled up).

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