Fantasy Sports, Information Literacy, & Your Library

John over at The Video Game Librarian blogged about using fantasy football for programming at your library. It's great to hear other people talking about this idea. I have talked with both public and academic librarians about using fantasy sports as instructional and community building activities. John's blog is great and I hope that it helps inspires others to give fantasy football a try as well.

Sara Holladay (The Fantasy Football Librarian) and I presented a LOEX of the West back in June on this topic and you can access our slides and handouts here. If you are looking to find ways to work in fantasy sports into your library this is a great place to start. I'm hopeful that these resources will soon be on the ALA's gaming resource page which should make them available to a wider audience.
If you are looking for additional resources and fantasy football analysis, The Bruno Boys Fantasy Football Cheatsheets are a great place to start. The Bruno Boys are only a few years old, but their quality rivals that of more nationally know sites. They also do a good job of providing background on their writers for users (and librarians) to evaluate their authors. Sara has also contributed to this guide. As a free, 112 page resource, this is a great value and in-depth resource for anyone interested in fantasy football or looking for resources to support a library program.