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Darn It Professor...!

Using the Escape Room Format for Information Literacy -- A Hands On Workshop Presented at The Collective, Spring 2019

Quick Tips & Tricks

  • Team up with a peer whose skill set compliments yours
  • Visit a commercial Escape Room
  • Understand your target audience
  • Take stock of all your resources
  • Design backwards & visualize your game with flowcharts or storyboards
  • Set small, achievable deadlines to manage the project
  • Pilot test multiple times with a sample audience similar to your target group


Post-Game Questions

First Round

  • In what ways do you think you could adapt a game like this for your patron population?
  • What information needs could a game like this meet?
  • How could this be incorporated in your library's information literacy or critical thinking initiatives and programming?
  • What could be some hurdles to implementing an experience this like in your library?

Second Round

  • What were some similarities and differences between your group's game and the one you just played?
  • What was the easiest part of creating your game?
  • What was the most challenging part of creating your game?

Constructing Game Worksheet

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