• Are you curious about new tabletop games?
• Have you seen your library users playing games?
• Have you wondered if games can be in your library for more than recreation?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this webinar is for you. In today’s culture, games are ubiquitous. Commercial games are published for recreation; however, games also provide opportunities for informal learning. In fact, to play games players must use at least one 21st Century Skills—often players use multiple skills. 21st Century Skills include creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration; every library user needs these skills. In this webinar, you will learn about tabletop games and their alignment with 21st Century Skills.



Original broadcast February 8, 2017 

Biography ~ Lauren Hays
Lauren Hays is the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University. She holds an MLS from Emporia State University. She also has an MS in Educational Technology and a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning from the University of Central Missouri. In 2014 and 2015, she served as the Principal Investigator on an IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant to create a library-based Center for Games & Learning. In 2015, she was awarded the New Professional Award from the Kansas Library Association