GameRT Committees

The GameRT has a number of committees that work to complete a variety of tasks and manage different programs that fall under the Round Table. Committees are a great way to get involved and become a more active member of both the GameRT, ALA, and beyond. There are many opportunities to participate even if you are unable to attend every conference. To get started, you can fill out the GameRT Interest Form, or contact one of the board members via ALA Connect

GameRT Committees

  • ALAplay Committee

    • Works with the ALA Graphic Novels MIG to hold ALAplay on the Friday night of each Annual Conference
    • This is a growing even that includes open gaming, an "unpub" event for game designers to share, and general fun
    • Member volunteers are always needed to help plan this event as well as to serve as game hosts during ALAplay
  • International Games Day Committee

    • Plans the donations, marketing, and other aspects of the annual International Games Day @ your library initiative. More at
    • This is an enormous undertaking with unique opportunities for member volunteers to work as part of a global collaborative effort
  • Program Planning Committee

    • Plans, coordinates, and delivers an online program to coincide with the Midwinter and Annual Conference as charged by the GameRT President
    • Coordinates GameRT involvement and representation at other cons and game related events
    • Whether you want to present, or even just to help plan and coordinate programs at conferences, this is a great way to get involved
  • Membership and Promotion Committee

    • Chaired by the GameRT Newsletter Editor, this committee promotes membership in GameRT and ALA
    • Maintains the GameRT website including updating resources on games in libraries and gaming programs in libraries
    • Want to write? Share ideas? Connect and collaborate with gaming librarians around the world? Sign up here.
  • Long Range and Strategic Planning Committee

    • This committee, chaired by the president-elect, provides an opportunity to look ahead to new initiatives and programs
    • Also provides a chance for us to keep dreams alive such as establishing a best of games list or even a game award
    • A wonderful way to get started as a more active member of the GameRT with a chance to follow through and put plans in action the following year
  • Nominating Committee

    • Chaired by the past-president, the Nominating Committee completes the nomination and ballot preparation process for GameRT.
    • The committee is also responsible for providing information on candidates and the election to GameRT membership
    • Check in here if you are interested in being a member leader within the Round Table.