Health libraries: sharing through gaming | Journal of EAHIL

Abstract:  Information science is a fast-changing field, and medical librarians need to develop their roles to meet the users’new requirements. The professional development becomes a major challenge, not only regarding the core activities, but also in the way librarians and users can learn in a more innovative way. In order to invent new tools for training, a group of librarians with different backgrounds decided to create a game inspired by the “Bucket ofdoom”, which is described as a “Card game that meets storytelling with a sprinkling of comedy”. This adapted version for health libraries will face players with real professional situations. To overcome each challenge and have fun, librarians must use their experience and imagination with a high dose of creativity and humour.

5 games for promoting open access | Musings about librarianship

Sure you could organize talks to promote open access but why not switch it up and try to educate users with a fun interactive game?

Creating a good game is not easy, but fortunately libraries around the world have done amazing work in designing some games around open access and in the spirit of openness  have made them open that you can consider using….”

5 games for promoting open access | Musings about librarianship

Sure you could organize talks to promote open access but why not switch it up and try to educate users with a fun interactive game?

Creating a good game is not easy, but fortunately libraries around the world have done amazing work in designing some games around open access and in the spirit of openness  have made them open that you can consider using….”

A new game puts the public into public radio archives – Poynter

“[A] new game has launched that not only develops public awareness of public broadcasting archives, but actually deepens the public’s relationship with material in the archive.

The game, called Fix It, was launched by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the WGBH Educational Foundation. It asks the public for help in identifying and correcting errors in public media transcripts — which improves both the searchability and accessibility of archival material from the collection….”