I believe very strongly that the library can and should be the center of community learning. Libraries can be a place where people come, not only to find information and have basic access to technology that they may not have personally, but also can be a place to inspire people and move them towards their passions and interests in ways that schools and home life cannot. There is an incredible opportunity for libraries to be an agent of change in a community. This article, “Imagining Library 4.0: Creating a Model for Future Libraries”, posted in the “Misc” section of the library, reinforces some of those ideas and discusses how libraries can adapt to emerging technology.
The second addition to my “research library” is up. Please take a look at this fantastic longform piece written in 2013 by Polygon writer Colin Campbell “Shakespeare … Steinbeck … Harper Lee … Ni no Kuni.” If you are looking for inspiration to use games in your Literature/English/Novel Studies classes, you will find it here! Click on the main menu link for the Research library and look for my review under the Video Games section.