Games and Gaming Round Table announces the opening of 2022 “Game On!” Grant Application Period

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/18/2022

Contact:

Tina Coleman

GameRT Staff Liaison

Games & Gaming Round Table

ccoleman@ala.org

CHICAGO, IL – The Games and Gaming Round Table of the American Library Association is proud to sponsor its annual grant program to enable libraries to develop gaming programs or collections for their patrons. Through the “Game On!” grants, $500.00 will be available to be awarded to assist a library or libraries in developing gaming programs or collections for their communities.

“GameRT is very excited every year to see the cool proposals that come in from all over the country,” said Thomas Vose, GameRT President.  “This grant helps us play an active role in helping bring engaging gaming programs to libraries of all types nationwide.”

ALA members in good standing currently employed at a public, school, academic or special library in the United States or Canada are eligible to apply. Libraries will need to illustrate a plan for a sustainable gaming program created with the funds as well as financial need and institutional support for the proposed program.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2022 and the grant winner will be announced at GameRT’s “ALA Play” event at the 2022 ALA Annual conference in June.  Additional information and application can be found at http://www.ala.org/rt/gamert/game-grants

About the Games and Gaming Round Table

The Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT) of the American Library Association provides a venue for librarians interested in the use of games and gaming in libraries of all types a place to gather and share. GameRT was formed in 2011, replacing and extending the pre-existing gaming member interest group. As a round table, GameRT is built around our shared passion for games and the use of gaming within libraries. With members from all types of libraries, GameRT encompasses a wide variety of viewpoints, situations, and user types. Look for more information on the GameRT blog.

About ALA

Established in 1876, the American Library Association (ALA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

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