Apply for a 2008 Presidential Citation in Gaming from the ALA

This article is from the first edition of The Video Game Librarian website I published between 2008 and 2010. It was originally written on April 1, 2008.

The American Library Association has announced they are offering citation certificates to any library that uses games and gaming as “tools for learning, literacy development and community development.”

Each applicant much include a description (under 100 words) that details “how games and gaming of all kinds has had an impact on learning and literacy at [their] library. Be sure to highlight the library, organizer, the program, the participants, the staff, and the learning outcomes.” Applications are available online here.

The application deadline is Monday, April 21, 2008. The full rules can be found right here:

Just choose a category – recreation, education, or innovation – describe the program, initiative, or collaboration, and tell us why your nominee deserves to receive an ALA Presidential Citation.

  • Nominations will be accepted from Monday, January 14, 2008 through Monday, April 21, 2008.
  • Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of experts from the library field, the gaming industry, academia, and philanthropy.
  • The winners will be announced at the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.
  • Dr. Loriene Roy, ALA’s 2007-2008 president, will present the citations during ALA’s first open gaming night at the 2008 Annual Conference.

Winners of the 2008 Presidential Citation will receive a certificate and be featured on ALA’s gaming website. Self nominations are strongly encouraged.

Good luck to all who apply.