By librarianmike 13 Comments
Greetings. So, as you may have guessed by my user name, I am indeed a Librarian. I work for a public library in a large-ish Canadian city, which is certainly one of the greatest jobs a person can have. It's tons of fun.
Anyway, my library system is coming up to the two-year anniversary of having video games as part of its collection. We carry games from the 360, PS3, Wii, and PS2. The only limitation (to date) with them is that we only carry games that are rated 'T for Teen' and younger. So far, it's been pretty successful in that it represents an acknowledgement that games are becoming recognized as a legitimate art form on par with books, movies, etc. On the other hand, there is a lot of shovelware in the collection (Carnival Games, anyone?), and there is a distinct lack of quality 'M' rated games.
Well, this isn't really much of a blog post I guess. What I'm hoping for is some feedback from you about whether your local library has video games, and what you think about it. Who knows, maybe this will be an interesting discussion. Thanks for reading!