A collection of articles, interviews, and presentations related to my work with gaming in libraries.

Articles

A screenshot of an article from American Libraries Magazine that quotes me. The text says:
Seeing families huddled around the camera playing together is one of the highlights of leading gaming programs for Rebecca Strang, children’s librarian at Naperville (Ill.) Public Library. She’s been leading gaming groups online since the pandemic began. “It’s getting that social connection,” she says.
Screenshot of “Let’s Play Online” article in American Libraries Magazine

The following are articles in which I am quoted or articles about projects I have been involved with:

Ford, A. (2021, February 3). 2021 Midwinter Wrap-Up. American Libraries Magazine. Retrieved from https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2021/02/03/2021-midwinter-wrap-up/

GameRT. (2021, April 20). GameRT Election 2021 Results. Games in Libraries. Retrieved from https://games.ala.org/gamert-election-results/

GameRT. (2021, March 18). GameRT Ballot: Meet the President-Elect Candidate. Games in Libraries. Retrieved from https://games.ala.org/gamert-ballot-meet-the-president-elect-candidate/

Smith, C. (2021, January 29). Let’s Play Online. American Libraries Magazine. Retrieved from https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/lets-play-online/

Spears, J. (2021, December 6). Games & Gaming Round Table New Logo! Games in Libraries. Retrieved from https://games.ala.org/games-gaming-round-table-new-logo/

Strang, R. (2022, January 13 ). Early Literacy Skill-Building with The Questioneers. DuPage Children’s Museum Blog. Retrieved from https://dupagechildrens.org/early-literacy-skill-building-with-the-questioneers/

Strang, R. (2021, August 31). One for the Books column: New addition to Naperville’s three libraries — board games for the whole family! Naperville Sun. Retrieved from https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-one-for-the-books-col-st-0901-20210831-qjljlmoul5fi3bmjorgmzy7tnm-story.html

Taylor, J. (2022, May 16). Update on the RPG Guild. Games in Libraries. Retrieved from https://games.ala.org/update-on-the-rpg-guild/

Podcast and Live Show Interviews

Updated through December 2021, more to come for 2022

A screenshot of me wearing a headset in a virtual meeting
Rebecca in a virtual meeting to record for a podcast

Presentations and Events

Updated through December 2021, more to come for 2022

A screenshot of a livestream on Twitch for the GameRT Learn & Play Minecraft session, showing the central room for the Celebration map
Screenshot from GameRT Learn & Play – Minecraft

Events I hosted or presented:

  • 2021/01/25 – ALA Midwinter Conference Presentation – Virtual Gaming Programs: Resources for Fighting Social Isolation with Gaming (Presented)
  • 2021/08/13 – GameRT Learn & Play – Minecraft (Hosted, presented)
  • 2021/10/05 – Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Staff Training – Virtual Gaming Programs (Presented)
  • 2021/10/12 – Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference – Virtual Gaming Programs (Presented)
  • 2021/12/02 – Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Staff Training – Children’s Gaming Programs (Presented)
  • 2022/06/24 – ALA Play (hosted by GameRT at ALA Annual, game night and networking event)
  • 2022/06/26 – GameRT President’s Program at ALA Annual
  • 2022/09/06 – GameRT Round Table Round Table (Twitch series) (discussion panel member)
  • 2022/09/17 – GameRT Librarians Attempt Games (Twitch series) (Presented)
  • 2022/09/17 – GameRT Librarians Attempt Games (Twitch series) (Presented)
  • 2022/10/21 – Spooky Spectacular Showcase (hosted by GameRT, FMRT, GNCRT) (Presented)
  • 2022/11/03 – Association of Illinois School Library Educators- Gaming in the Library (Presented)
  • 2022/11/03 – Association of Illinois School Library Educators- Game On! (game night and networking event)

Events I organized, moderated, and/or provided technical support for: