Zombies in the Library: Feed Your Brains
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Title: Zombies in the Library: Feed Your Brains
Physical Description: Conference Poster
Creator: Johnson, Margeaux ( Author, Primary )
Buhler, Amy ( Author, Primary )
Hillman, Chris ( Author, Primary )
American Library Association (ALA) 2011 ( Conference )
Publisher: UF Libraries
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstract: In the spring of 2010, zombie hunters took refuge in the University of Florida’s Marston Science Library from the zombie hordes roaming campus in search of brains. Safe inside the library haven, zombie hunters gathered information about their targets and hatched plans to escape with their lives! This is a story about how UF Libraries incorporated an Alternate Reality Game (ARG), Humans vs. Zombies, into a fun instructional opportunity for students who might not have sought out library resources. 200 students filled the library and completed four team-based problem-solving tasks. These puzzles taught them valuable information-seeking skills that will be useful in their careers as students. They participated in scenarios exploring the map library, e-reserves, databases, and the library’s text messaging service. Evaluation was based on defined learning outcomes, use of digital resources, and participation levels. Furthermore, librarians analyzed student interactions in the campus-wide game to understand how ARGs lend themselves to building new media literacies (Jenkins 2006) and found that students were actively involved in a participatory culture surrounding the game that included developing affiliations, creating expressions, engaging in collaborative problem solving, and producing circulations.
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Margeaux Johnson.
Publication Status: Published
General Note: Presented at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference on June 26, 2011 in New Orleans, LA.
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the submitter.
System ID: IR00000455:00001

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