Escape rooms are immersive, live-action games in which a group of participants enter a room where they must solve puzzles and collect clues in order to “escape” or win the game. These engaging and captivating games can be designed around nearly any theme from zombies to pirates to detective dramas and are being used by libraries in a multitude of ways. They can be employed simply for outreach and to engage library patrons, for incorporating instruction and experiential learning outcomes, as well as for internal staff team-building and training. You too can create this type of captivating programming for your own library for both promotion and education!
Webinar participants will learn:
- How to host ready-made escape rooms in their library
- How to design their own escape rooms from scratch, including puzzle creation
- How other libraries are using escape rooms
- Multiple programming ideas based on escape room games and immersive experiences
About the Presenter:
Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 36 books including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age for which she won the AALL’s 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series, The Tech Set, won the ALA’s Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State University, and an international conference speaker. She has just been named the winner of the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. She can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/Ellyssa-Kroski/e/B001JS00BQ