On November 18th and 19th, as part of International Education Month at Stevens, the Samuel C. Williams Library held its inaugural International Games Day. Board and card games, including those brought by the Chess Club, were played in the Library’s Great Hall on Friday and Saturday while the Computer & Console Gaming Society set up video gaming in room 204 on Saturday.
A little history about the games of International Games Day
Jean Lee from the International Student and Scholar Services office of Stevens brought the traditional Korean game Yut on Friday, along with some Korean snacks! Games provided by the Library included Backgammon, Go, Mancala, Dominoes, playing cards, Checkers, Chess, and others. International Games Day allowed the Library to collaborate with students and staff, and we have lots of big plans for next year
Librarian Leah Loscutoff shakes a backgammon dice cup while students from the Chess Club play in the background.
Jean Lee of ISSS holds up the directions to Yut as well as a prize she brought for the winner! Also pictured: Korean snacks.
International Games Day @ your library is an international initiative supported by the American Library Association, the Australian Library and Information Association, and Nordic Game Day. For more information on International Games Day please visit the International Games Day blog http://igd.ala.org/.
International Education Month at Stevens, now in its third year, was inspired by International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. Stevens joins this initiative and goes beyond it. Stevens hosts an International Education Month that promotes several events related to global perspectives campus-wide during November. IE Month is organized by a special committee managed by the Office of International Programs. #GlobalStevens