Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Prejudice against gamers"

Three cheers for Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe of the Springfield City Library whose response to Joseph Grosso's "Mission Aborted" [BackTalk, Library Journal, 9/15/08, page 34] is published in the November 15, 2008 issue of Library Journal.

From Sarah's article, titled "Prejudice against gamers":

"... Gaming (along with anime, manga, and comics) has opened up the library for kids and teens. We have introduced things like digital editing, writing fan fiction based on games kids enjoy, and creating plans for video games. Gamers create online videos set to music and use text to read and write back and forth online in massive multiplayer games. They write and read reviews to help the library select games.... Games teach players about community interaction, history, civics, and many other subjects.... " - Read more at

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