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Creating Escape Room Programs and Other Immersive Experiences in Libraries Workshop

Creating Escape Room Programs and Other Immersive Experiences in Libraries Workshop—Group Rate

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Price: 
$120.00
ALA Member 
$108.00
Item Number:
1541-9357
Date: 
Day:  April 1, 2020
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Creating Escape Room Programs and Other Immersive Experiences in Libraries Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

By one count, there are more than 7,200 escape room environments in 1,445 cities in 105 countries. So why not in libraries?

These engaging and captivating games that can be designed around nearly any theme—from zombies to pirates to detective dramas—are being used by libraries in a multitude of ways. They can be employed for marketing and outreach, engaging library patrons, incorporating instruction and experiential learning outcomes, and team-building and training for staff.

In this workshop, Ellyssa Kroski, author of Escape Rooms and Immersive Experiences in Libraries, shows you how you can create an escape room experience from scratch, regardless of your level of personal experience.

After participating in this workshop, you will know how to:

  • Host escape room games
  • Design your own escape room from scratch
  • Acquire and start using the most widely used narrative themes, puzzle styles, locks, and locking devices in escape rooms

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

Registrants, even if they miss the live session, are given access to an archive of the event for a period of 3 months from the date of the live session. The archive can be viewed at any time during this 3-month timeframe. The archive contains a video representation of the event, which includes all chat, audio, and visual material. In order to receive the archive information, please follow the instructions received upon purchase to confirm your registration in WebEx.

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Ellyssa Kroski

Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 37 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 was honored with 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: http://www.amazon.com/author/ellyssa.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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