M. Brandon Robbins

About M. Brandon Robbins

M. Brandon Robbins (mbrandon.robbins@gmail.com) is the Media Coordinator at Goldsboro High School in Goldsboro, NC. He's a member of the 2011 class of ALA Emerging Leaders.

Beyond Angry Birds


Candy Crush and Angry Birds a great games, but they’re far from the only ones out there. The following are some great options that may be new to casual mobile gamers.

Batter Up! | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


As a librarian, you can’t ignore sports games. The number of gamers who enjoy them may very well outnumber the fans of any other individual genre. In fact, “sports-only gamers” have always been a sizable chunk of the gaming world.

Games in Early Access | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, September 15, 2015


Early Access makes enthusiastic gamers part of the development process and lets them support developers they trust and games in which they believe. Many games still in Early ­Access have experienced great success and built huge fan bases.

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, August 2015


The Wild Hunt is one of the richest narrative experiences gamers will ever experience, capped off with challenging, rewarding combat and nearly endless game-play freedom.

Up Close with Brian Mayer | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, June 15, 2015


In addition to being a lifelong fan of board games—his personal library numbers close to 700 games—Mayer, a 2015 LJ Mover & Shaker and gaming and library technologies specialist of the school library system of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Le Roy, NY, is an award-­winning game designer.

Adults Only | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, May 15, 2015

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Game night at the library can be adults-only while still being safe, clean, and welcoming to all. Offering adults-only gaming programs will only make your patrons more diverse, more trusting, and more enthusiastic.

To Download or Not To Download? | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, April 15, 2015


Don’t let downloadable content scare you away from buying the latest hits for your circulating collection… the additional content breathes new life into old favorites.

Licensed To Game | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, March 15, 2015


There are licensed games available that will appeal to most patrons, whether they’re film buffs, comics collectors, thriller readers, or TV junkies.

Revisiting Retro Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, February 15, 2015


Gamers are a nostalgic lot, and they often wish to revisit their childhood favorites. Developing a chunk of your collection around these games is a great way to please players who fondly remember the original versions.

Keep the Lights On: Horror Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, January 2015


Librarians looking to add contemporary horror titles to their collections don’t have far to go. Recent standouts include The Evil Within and Alien: Isolation.