Gamification in Libraries

Have you heard of the term 'gamification' and been tempted to try it?  Does the idea of points and badges as a way of attracting library use sound appealing?   If so, then join Dr. Scott Nicholson for this presentation about gamification in libraries.  Dr. Nicholson will start by exploring what gamification is and the core elements of reward-based gamification.  He'll then talk about some of the risks of using rewards, and present another path designed for long-term change known as meaningful gamification.   Learn about when rewards are appropriate and when they are dangerous and how to add a gameful layer to library services that will keep patrons returning long after the gamification is gone.


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This NYLA e-Institute webinar is being offered on:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Registration for each is $25 for NYLA members and $35 for non-members.

Group viewing registration is available if you plan to share the webinar with a group.
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The group viewing rate is $75 for NYLA members and $98 for non-members.

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About the Speaker

Dr. Scott Nicholson is the Director of the Because Play Matters game lab and an Associate Professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.  His areas of interest include meaningful gamification and the creation of transformative games for informal learning and training.  He has worked as an academic reference librarian and has been studying games in libraries since 2007.  Dr. Nicholson is the author of Everyone Plays at the Library, is the designer of the published board games Going, Going, Gone! and Tulipmania 1637, and was the host of the web series Board Games with Scott.