Spend an agreeable hour learning how to write a board game circulation policy that aligns with your library’s mission and strategic plan, how to determine your audience, what type of games you should invest in, and the best places to purchase them. You will learn the basic logistics of board game storage, advertising the collection, packaging for circulation, and incorporating the board games into your library’s programming.
- Discuss ways to engage patrons and boost circulation using board games as a tool
- Learn details of how to most efficiently manage the many facets of the collection
- Learn the basics of "board game advisory" - how to help patrons choose games to check out
Cari Dubiel is the Adult Learning and Information Services Manager at Twinsburg Public Library. With over twenty years of library experience, she has led many discussions on the topic of collection development and circulating nontraditional items. Her favorite board games are those that involve a puzzle or mystery, like Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective and any type of escape room.
Maggie Rose is an Adult Learning and Information Services Librarian at the TPL. She has managed the collection for the past 18 months, expanding it from 20 games to over 120. Her favorite games are The Captain is Dead, and games to play with her children like Candy Land, and Ticket to Ride First Journey.
Ashley Sroka is an Adult Learning and Information Services Associate at the TPL. She has been instrumental in coordinating the board game collection. She has always been a board gamer, even attending the 5-day long Origins Game Fair in Columbus. Her favorite games are Carcassonne, and cooperative games like Mysterium.