“Pwning” the Library: How Gamification Enhances the User Experience

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  • Jennifer Young

Friday 13th November, 2015

3:30pm to 4:15pm (CST)

Collectively, the world’s population spends about 3 billion hours a week playing video games. To reach young game-playing audiences, educators, including library instructors, are embracing gamification – the use of game design elements in non-game contexts – to engage and motivate students the same way that games do. In looking at the collective wisdom on what makes a good game, and providing concrete examples of library gamification projects, this presentation will discuss best practices for creating virtual and virtual-reality hybrid games for bibliographic instruction. With an emphasis on making library instruction more “gameful” to foster positive user experiences, we gain insights from research on gamification practices that can be applied to creating custom library games.

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Jennifer Young

Systems Librarian for the Kennesaw State University Library System

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Time 3:30pm4:15pm CST

Date Fri 13th November 2015


Nicollet D2, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

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