ALA Annual Games & Gaming Round Table Events

If you’re attending ALA Annual 2023, stop by the Games & Gaming Round Table booth in the Graphic Novels & Gaming Pavilion! Pick up some resources about gaming collections and programming, geek out with us about your favorite games and fandoms, play a game, or grab a sticker! You can find GameRT at Booth 1319. For more information about GameRT at ALA, email

GameRT is also hosting some epic programs this year! Here is the GameRT schedule of events:

ALA Play
June 23, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM (CT)

Location: Hilton Chicago, International North

The Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT) is back at ALA with another incredible ALA Play session! Gamers of all stripes are invited to join us for this free event, enjoy an evening of awesome games, and meet up with other awesome people who aren’t afraid to let their geek flag fly. We will also be announcing the 2023 Game On! Grant recipient.

GameRT Board Meeting at ALA Annual
June 24, 1:00 PM – 02:00 PM (CT)

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick, Huron

Meeting of the Games & Gaming Round Table Board. All GameRT members are welcome to attend board meetings. If you’re not a GameRT member and would like to learn more about GameRT, please join us at this ALA Annual Conference meeting. Meet the board members and committee teams, hear updates on GameRT initiatives, and ask questions. Agendas for board meetings are posted in the GameRT ALA Connect forum.

Gaming in School Libraries
June 24, 4:00 PM – 05:00 PM (CT)

Location: McCormick Place, W183b

Presenter: Carolyn Vibbert, NBCT (she/her/hers), School Librarian, Sudley Elementary

Learn more about gaming programs for school libraries.

GameRT President’s Program: Creating Role-Playing Games in the Library
June 25, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM (CT)

Location: McCormick Place, W193

Learn how to run a game jam and create a role-playing game at your library.

ALA Trivia Championship
June 25, 7:00 PM – 09:00 PM (CT)

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick, Grant Park ABC

It’s well known that librarians are the best at trivia, but who is the best of the best? Join us at this national championship cosponsored by GameRT, RUSA, and NMRT and compete for the title of “Reference Champions of America” in this team-based trivia event.

In addition to conference attendance, event tickets are required for this event. Purchase via conference registration or event scheduler. And if you missed the signup during conference registration, we’d still love to have you – tickets can be bought onsite!

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