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September webinar on library escape rooms

By Lesley Farmer posted 09-08-2023 18:01


The September 8 webinar hosted by the Special Library Association Academic & Education Community and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee will occur at 1:30pm EST featured feature Kelly Giles and Brian Sullivan (James Mason University) who shared their experience with library escape rooms.

Kelly Giles is the Applied Sciences Librarian at James Madison University. She is interested in game-based learning, especially the use of games as library orientation activities. Brian Sullivan is the Education Librarian at James Madison University. His research interests include library policy, faculty governance, and video games in education.

The presenters descussed developing a library escape room for first-year college students and cover choosing a theme, creating puzzles, purchasing props, and incorporating educational content into the activity. The webinar also includes some game design basics and lessons learned from experience that will help you in planning your own escape room. Their presentation is available at

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