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Games, Gadgets & Evolving in New Directions at Computers in Libraries 2013

Kick off your trip to Computers in Libraries with a visit to our Sunday evening welcome & networking event between 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tablet WorkJoin our gamers and gadget lovers for an evening of fun, playing, and learning. See how you can transform your thinking, your programs, and your spaces with the latest games, gadgets, and programs.

Hosted by Internet Librarian 2012 sensations Brian Pichman and David Hesse, Teen Librarians along with Justin Hoenke, Portland Public Library.

Come try laser tag, bring your gadgets to share, and enjoy the networking, learning, but most of all the laughing! Refreshments included.

Internet Librarian After Dark

At Internet Librarian 2011 we will have two evening sessions – the traditional Gaming & Gadgets Petting Zoo on Sunday evening  and The Great Web Tools Face-Off on Tuesday night.

On Sunday night we will be gathering in one of the conference center ballrooms for refreshments and a chance to play with and explore gaming systems and new gadgets and gear. This special session is led by gamer/gadget gurus Aaron Schmidt, Amy Buckland (@jambina), Royce Kitts (@roycekitts), Erik Boekesteijn (@erikboekesteijn), and Jaap Van de Geer. Com join our gamers and gadget lovers for an evening of fun and playing. Bring your latest games and gadgets and try out each other’s. Discover if you are a secret guitar hero, winning Wii bowler, or rank as a dancing DDR expert.

On Tuesday night we have The Great Web Tools Face-Off from 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM.

There are tools, tools, tools, but this event features learn, learn, learn while having fun! Our panel has ideas, but be sure to bring yours too! If we want to improve collaborative work, productivity, data representation, and research, what are the best Web tools to use?

The Game Plan!

Three periods of play jam-packed with ideas, tips and tricks — and even penalties and power plays! Team 1 (Blue Jerseys) takes on Team 2 (Red Jerseys) with captains and players while referees keep the pace going, and there is additional color commentary and expert analysis between periods. The game will be fast-paced, so be ready to tweet your cheers.

Unwind BEFORE the Conference

If you are getting into town early for Pre-Conference workshops or just arriving on Sunday be sure to come by the Hilton for the annual Gaming & Gadgets Petting Zoo that will run from 5:30pm until 7:30pm on Sunday evening. Get hands on experience with new gadgets and play games, both analog and digital, with other attendees.

Bring your own gadgets to share and if you are looking to play with a specific gadget that you have not yet seen in person, be sure to ask on the Computers in Libraries Facebook page and maybe someone will bring it.

Gaming & Gadgets Petting Zoo 2010