Playing for Keeps Webinar Session #2 of 3

Playing for Keeps Webinar Session #2 of 3

Event Description

Librarians everywhere are increasingly called upon to find more effective ways to engage users. To teach information literacy without “Teaching”, to build a sense of acceptance and belonging in Libraries, to scaffold the development of inquiring young minds… If these challenges sound familiar to you, ALIA Queensland has developed a series of lunchtime webinars to help master the art of Gamification:

Session 1: DnD and Roleplaying Games for Libraries and Library Outreach (17 April, RSVP 15 April)
Session 2: Gamifying Learning and Literacy (24 April, RSVP 22 April)
Session 3: First 5 Forever – Play and Learning in the Early Years (1 May, RSVP 29 April)

 Register for 1, 2 or all 3 webinars. The cost for each webinar is $15 (Members), $22.50 (Non-Members).

This registration page is ONLY for Session 2: Gamifying Learning and Literacy.

Registrations for Session 1 closed on 15 April.

If you would like to register for Session 3 instead, please click on First 5 Forever - Play and Learning in the Early Years.

Session 2 Content

Fun, play and games are a significant part of the human experience and have a major role in learning; hence, the rising popularity of gamifying literacy and learning. We're looking at what that can look like in libraries and have gathered speakers to talk about:

storytelling skills for literacy acquisition, critical thinking capacity, and emotional development.
a research project on tabletop gaming in libraries.
the creation of a game about librarianship which introduces players to the dangers of book bans and misinformation.


Michelle Greenaway - ALIA QLD Group 

Dr. Cathy Miyata - Assistant Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University 

Sophia Booj - PhD Candidate, University of South Australia 

Nicole Celic - Librarian and Game Designer, New York Public Library 


Wednesday, 24 April    12:00am - 1:30pm AEST                                     


On Zoom - a link will be sent the day prior to each workshop.


ALIA Members - $15

Non-Members - $22.50


More information

p.    1800 020 071



Cancellation Policy

Registrations up to 3 weeks prior = full refund
Registrations between 1-2 weeks prior = 50% refund
Registrations cancelled 1 week prior or later = no refund
Registrations can be transferred to other individuals at no cost (in the same registration category).  
Contact [email protected] for information.


Wednesday, 24 April 2024
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm AEST
$15 (Members) - $22.50 (Non-Members)
1.50 CPD Hours