Posts on January 2011

Carmen Sandiego & Its Influence On Our Worldview

Authored by Ben Nanamaker: Some of you may remember playing some version of the Carmen Sandiego series of computer and video games that were popular in the 80s and 90s. Others might better remember the PBS tv show "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?", if not for the content, then for introducing the world to Rockapella. Well, depending on your opinion of Facebook games, I have either good or bad news for you.

Top Games - Week of January 17th

Here are the top 10 games played in the archive this past week. For those of you who don't know, people are allowed to bring in their own copies of games as long as they clear it with us. The guy who brought in his own copy of Melee really wanted Melee to be higher on this list, so he got his wish. Our copy is number 4, AND his copy made the list. Way to be dedicated.


Books? Yeah, we've got them too...Recently we've started to add novels, comics and art books related to video games to the collection. Like Warcraft and Halo novels, The Art of... books, and the like. These books will be in the regular AAEL books collection (i.e. not kept down in the archive room) so you can check them out and read them like any other book in the library.

New Use Policies

Now that we're mostly moved in, we thought we'd take the time to post our new use policies here. Major changes include keeping coats and backpacks by the entrance, and checking out games so that we can track them more easily.


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