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.


GameRT Committees

  • International Games Week Committee

    • Plans and coordinates the annual International Games Week effort
    • Works with vendors and sponsors to obtain and distribute incentives for libraries signing up for the effort
    • Works with the Outreach Committee to publicize IGW to the library community
    • Corresponds with other international libraries and library organizations and coordinate their participation
  • Programming Committee

    • Programs for ALA Annual, ALA Midwinter, and others where practicable

    • Preconferences for ALA Annual, ALA Midwinter, and others where practicable

    • Coordinating ALA Play event at Annual

    • Developing ALA Gaming Lounge at Annual

    • Developing President’s Program in coordination with President

    • Developing new ideas and opportunities for promoting GameRT’s goals

    • Sourcing and ordering GameRT conference swag

  • Membership and Outreach Committee

    • Promotes membership in GameRT and ALA online and off
    • Maintains the GameRT blog and website including updating resources on games in libraries and gaming programs in libraries
    • Maintains GameRT's presence on social media
    • Develops the quarterly GameRT newsletter
    • Want to write? Share ideas? Connect and collaborate with gaming librarians around the world? Sign up here.
  • Strategic Planning Committee

    • Polling and outreach to membership and prospective members to determine path forward for GameRT

    • Maintaining relationships with larger gaming community, including vendors and designers, as well as non-library gaming groups

    • Maintaining a contact list of the above

    • Monitoring and reporting on changes in the gaming world

  • Nomination Committee

    • Identifies and nominates potential candidates for GameRT Executive Board positions.
  • Lists and Awards Committee

    • Develops "best of" and "recommended" games lists

    • Works to create a GameRT award structure