Video Game Promotion at ALA

At the ALA Conference this weekend, James Paul Gee spoke about the significance of games in learning and how libraries and librarians can and should take a role in that. It's not a new message for anyone reading this blog, but it's great to see it addressed to librarians at a national level.

Insider Higher Ed first ran the story here and then Joystiq and Wired's Game|Life picked up the story as well. Wired's article adds the most substantial commentary to the story.

And of course some blogs are picking it up as well and other library websites. Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) picked up the story as well with their post. OPLIN links to a few other stories about gaming in libraries and the ALA.

LIS News covered Slashdot's story too, but doesn't add anything new to the discussion.