The preliminary program for ALA Techsource GLLS2008 is available. It will take place November 2-4, 2008 in Oak Brook, IL at the Doubletree Hotel. The program looks like nothing short of phenomenal! There will be teens presenting, fabulous key notes including Mark Prensky, (“Don’t Bother Me Mom-I’m Learning“)’ Dr. Lawrence Kutner, (Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games and What Parents Can Do), Jon-Paul Dyson (Strong National Museum of Play) ‘ (and Andrew Bub, (better known as ‘Gamer Dad’), not to mention the variety of presenters from public, school, and academic libraries.

I think sometimes when we hear the phrase ‘gaming and libraries’ we might think what could there possibly be to keep talking about every year at another conference? or What is there not to talk about and learn? =] My first reaction when I read the preliminary program was the range of topics and presenters. Reading and Creating Stories: Making the Book Connection, Starting a School Gaming Program with Absolutely No Budget, 101 Reasons Why Boardgames PWN, and more. What’ a great way to network and learn new information about gaming. If you’re unable to attend, GLLS is great about posting the presentation information on their site. It’s not too late to register!

About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.

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