The Verizon Foundation has awarded a one million dollar grant to the American Library Association to study video games. The Chicago-based organization will create a model for library gaming that can be used nationally. The ALA plans to work with 12 gaming experts in its research.
The findings will be used to build “The Librarians’ Guide to Gaming,” a comprehensive, online literary and gaming toolbox, which will be field tested by selected libraries.
“Gaming is a magnet that attracts library users of all types and, beyond its entertainment value, has proven to be a powerful tool for literacy and learning,” said ALA president Loriene Roy.
From Philanthropy News Digest