|The Microfiche Reading Room|
It is slowly coming together - well, it is back to being an empty room - a clean slate if you will.
Since I started this project I have been looking around to see what other academic institutions are doing with video game spaces, after all video games in the library is not a new idea really, but few academic libraries out there are really promoting their video game prowess to the world. Public libraries were out front on video games, but for a different reason. Academic libraries strive to connect resources that will support and enhance scholarly activity.
My idea is to make the room a very usable space for not only undergraduate video game research but also a place to potentially record podcasts and give small lectures.
Below are some interesting internet finds for the academic librarian looking to take on video games in your library. Pay attention to some of the comments located at the bottom of these articles, as they will likely surprise you both for the Pro and Con arguments of the still controversial topic of video games in academic libraries.
Video Game Academic Library Links
U of C creates video game library space
Hosting a Library Game Night Guide for Small Academic
Rethinking Video Games in the Academic Library
Videogame Night in the Academic Library: Video Games as Educational