Getting into the ‘Back to School’ Mindset with Library Make and Do Camp

Getting into the ‘Back to School’ Mindset with Library Make and Do Camp

Last month I attended a library camp with a difference.  Catching my eye on the LIS-Link mailing, organiser Andrew Walsh of Innovative Libraries had described ‘Library Make and Do Camp’ as “having the same positive vibe [as a library camp]… but based around creating materials rather than just talking about stuff.”¹  Andrew is well known for his work on games in teaching, especially in libraries.  The basic idea is that getting students to play games and learn actively improves their understanding and retention.²  This is an area that interests me – I’m a big kid and love playing games myself – so I was excited to find out how I could use games in my workplace (a small HE campus library) to deliver library inductions and information literacy sessions to our new students this September. Continue reading “Getting into the ‘Back to School’ Mindset with Library Make and Do Camp”

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