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Penn College Librarian Contributes to New Video-Game Publication


Tracey AmeyThe librarian for digital initiatives at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library recently contributed a chapter to the Association of College and Research Libraries’ new publication, “Gaming in Academic Libraries: Collections, Marketing, and Information Literacy.”

Tracey Amey’s contribution to the book, which contains examples of ways libraries are integrating video games into their learning and outreach programs, discusses building a library collection that supports the academic and career facets of the game industry.

She presented her chapter at the 2008 ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium held in Chicago in November. A copy of her presentation is available at her faculty Web site .

A Penn College employee since Spring 2005, Amey coordinates the library’s electronic databases and catalog, along with other information retrieval and delivery initiatives.

She holds a master’s degree in library science from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She also has worked for Congress in Washington, D.C., and in academic libraries along the New Jersey shore.

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