Archive for November, 2008

GLLS Notes: Grand Theft Childhood

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Kids these days. Am I right? Always corrupting their fragile young minds with penny-dreadful books comic books slasher films television video games filled with sex and violence! According to Dr. Lawrence Kutner, author of Grand Theft Childhood, the concerns surrounding gaming are just the latest version of the tendency to Please, Think of the Children! […]

Marc Prensky – Don’t Bother Me Mom, I’m Learning

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

“Libraries should change their names to THE FUTURE!” Fascinating keynote by Marc Prensky, author and educator. There’s a metric ton of stuff to process here, but the primary concept I think is worth extracting is that gamer behavior comprises an increasingly larger part of contemporary culture. It’s shaping the way people think, and developing skills […]

Welcome to Gaming, Learning, and Libraries!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

I’m here in scenic Oak Brook (close to my FPOW), checking out the exciting ways libraries have taken advantage of all the exciting stuff in the game world. Check back over the next few days for updates!

exploring the intersection of libraries, technology, and community