Executive Board

President's Statement, 2022-23

Greetings, GameRT members!


The past three years has been a whirlwind. It feels like with the pandemic shut down our round table has kicked its work into overdrive, and I am so proud. As we continue to grow our outreach to games publishers, we have gotten questions that I hope to answer. Over the next year, my plan is to:

  • Establish a national survey of games and gaming in libraries in the United States.
  • Explore what is needed to establish a travel grant for a GameRT member to attend ALA Annual.
  • Now that the Platinum Play award has been approved, we will gather feedback from our community and announce the first inductees into our library gaming hall of fame.
  • Work on standardizing our bylaws to match the new ALA framework.

If you're interested in getting more involved with GameRT, whether you want to write a single blog article or be active on a committee, make sure you fill out this volunteer form to indicate your interests.

You can join other gaming librarians, to chat for fun AND to join conversations about gaming in libraries, in our Facebook group and Discord server.

Game on!

George Bergstrom, Regional Coordinator-Professional Development, Southwest, Indiana State Library

GameRT President 2023-24

See past statements

 

Officers

  • George Bergstrom, President
  • Danielle Costello, President-Elect
  • Rebecca Strang, Past-President
  • Jennifer Taylor, Treasurer
  • Liz Brown, Secretary
  • Terri Grief, GameRT Councilor

Members-at-Large

  • Matthew Stephenson, Member-at-Large (2022-24)
  • Amber Sewell, Member-at-Large (2022-24)
  • Joshua Newport, Member-at-Large (2022-24)
  • Carl DiNardo, Member-at-Large (2023-25)
  • Dana Scott, Member-at-Large (2023-25)
  • Molly Porter, Member-at-Large (2023-25)

Liaisons

  • Kathy Carroll, ALA Executive Board Liaison
  • Tina Coleman, ALA Staff Liaison

Contact Us

 

PAST OFFICERS

President (1 year term)

  • Rebecca Strang (2022-23)
  • Thomas Vose (2021-22)
  • Jessica Parij (2020-2021)
  • Jennifer Bartlett (2019-2020)
  • Sara Rizzo (2018-2019)
  • John Pappas (2017-2018)
  • Brian Mayer (2016-2017)
  • Christopher Harris (2015-2016)
  • Diane Robson (2013-2015)
  • JP Porcaro (2012-2013)

President Elect (1 year term)

  • George Bergstrom (2022-23)
  • Rebecca Strang (2021-22)
  • Thomas Vose (2020-2021)
  • Jessica Parij (2019-2020)
  • Jennifer Bartlett (2018-2019)
  • Sara Rizzo (2017-2018)
  • John Pappas (2016-2017)
  • Brian Mayer (2015-2016)
  • Christopher Harris (2014-2015)
  • Vacant (2013-2014)
  • Diane Robson (2012-2013)


Treasurer (2 year term)

  • George Bergstrom (2020-22)
  • Thomas Vose (2017-2020)
  • Thomas Vose (elected 2015-2017)
  • Thomas Vose (appointed 2014-2015)
  • Kristin Boyett (2013-2014 (January)) appointed
  • Darla Gutierrez (2012-2013)


Secretary (2 year term)

  • Jessica Spears (2021-22)
  • Erica Ruscio (2019-2021)
  • Tina Chenoweth (2017-2019)
  • Lynda Salem-Poling (2015-2017)
  • Mary Ann Venner (2013-2015)
  • Erik Bobilin (2012-2013)
  • Mary Ann Venner (2013-2015) appointed

Member-at-Large (2 year term)

  • Joshua Newport (2021-2022)
  • Matthew Stephenson (2021-2022)
  • Dan Major (2020-2022)
  • Tricia Boucher (2019-2021)
  • Jessica Spears (2019-2021)
  • Rebecca Strang (2019-2021)
  • Jennifer Santure (2017-2019)
  • Trevor Calvert (2017-2019)
  • Brian Mayer (2017-2019)
  • Julie A O'Brien (2017-2019)
  • Lynda Salem Poling, (2017-2019)
  • Diane Robson (2017-2019)
  • Becky Richardson (2015-2017)
  • Teresa Slobuski (2015-2017)
  • Sara Rizzo (2015-2017)
  • John Pappas (2015-2016)
  • Brian Mayer (2012-2015)
  • Scott Nicholson (2013-2015)
  • Amber Creger (2013-2015)
  • Breanne Kirsch (2013-2015)