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Get Your Game On!The Why & Howof GamingIn Your Library (SMUG)

Jan 13, 2015

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Presented at the Sirsi/Dynix Midwest Users Group (SMUG) 2009 conference in Bellevue, NE on 30 July 2009.

  • 1. Get Your Game On!The Why & Howof GamingIn Your Library
    Sirsi Midwest Users Group
    Pre-Conference
    30 July 2009
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixteca/297504996/

2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/picstever/387307699/
3. Gamers
see themselves as a hero on a quest.
are willing to experiment and keep trying.
are willing to seek expertise and ask for help.
desire to collaborate.
learn from their mistakes and can adapt quickly.
Beck, John & Mitchell Wade. Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever. Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
4. Gamers
thrive on fast decision-making & good at prioritizing.
are willing to take risks.
are very good at multitasking and continuous partial attention.
are constantly seeking to be challenged.
are proactive rather than reactive.
Beck, John & Mitchell Wade. Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever. Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
5. Gamers
are format-agnostic.
want to do their own research and figure things out for themselves (no spoon-feeding).
are used to creating content.
expect interaction, rewards, customization, and multiple paths.
have an inherent distrust of bosses.
Beck, John & Mitchell Wade. Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever. Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
6. Whack Your Boss @ http://www.doodie.com/anger_management.php
7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/buffcorephil/110126492/
8. Average age of gamer?
35
http://www.theesa.com/facts/
9. Who are the gamers?
WOMEN age 18 or older represent a greater portion
of the game-playing population (34%)
than boys age 17 or younger (18%).
http://www.theesa.com/facts/
10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ovenbird/402211809/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ovenbird/402181000/
11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/skokiepl/2698675777/
12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alatechsourceblog/366428922/
13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/365732115
http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryman/365732117
14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/2395049927/
15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/2395059219/
16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/informationgoddess29/638529783/
17. This is a library, not

  • a place to store stacks of paper

18. a place where people can take books off of the shelves 19. a collection of fiction 20. a place where children can learn to read 21. a music store 22. a movie theatre/movie rental store 23. a computer lab 24. a caf