Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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Video Game Tournaments at Your Library - Webinar (08/25/22)


It’s one thing to ask, “What is a video game tournament?” but the more important question is, “What does a video game tournament mean for my library?” In this webinar, we will answer both questions. Running such a tournament at your library has the potential to be a personally rewarding and statistically successful endeavor, especially as a program aimed at teens. Tournaments are shockingly easy to facilitate if you know what to expect. After this webinar, you will!

We’ll discuss everything a person needs to know to organize and host a video game tournament and also make it an unforgettable and unique experience that will leave patrons begging for more. Every step of the process will be covered, including the materials and equipment you need and an estimated cost to get such a program off the ground. (Hint: it may be cheaper than you think!)

We will also discuss a few other notable video game-related programs which can either be used to jumpstart a tournament or piggyback off a tournament’s success. In short, by the end of the presentation, participants will be fully prepared to present video game-oriented programming for all ages at their library.

Virtual Trainer: Josiah Cook

Josiah Cook is a Library Aide II at the Live Oak branch of the Suwannee River Regional Library System. He grew up in libraries and spent his teenage years attending every program he could and serving as a teen volunteer on a regular basis. Now, he’s flipped things around and is the one running the teen programs at that same library. He takes pride in providing quality, memorable experiences for his patrons and wants to help others do the same. 


This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.