Thursday, January 3, 2008

The libraries of the future

Susan Gibbons is associate dean for Public Services and Collection Development at the University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries. In 2005, she was named one of Library Journal’s 'Movers & Shakers' and was a Visiting Program Officer for the Association of Research Libraries in 2006. Susan Gibbons’ 2007 book The Academic Library and the Net Gen Student talks about gaming in the library and how important it really is. According to Gibbons,"Gaming is not just about playing games it involves socializing,conversations, reading, writing, research, buying and selling, the formation and dissolution of partnerships and pacts, mentoring, instruction, and a host of other activities." Gibbons focuses solely on Massive Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games (MMORPGs). I will be active in the library's future

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