LOEX Conference Proceedings 2012

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Cocktails: Engaging Students with Active Learning

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Academic libraries can be complex and intimidating places for undergraduates, even at small, liberal arts colleges like Hiram College. By hosting sessions of Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ), a game like Tag with complicated rules and an added component of acting, the staff of the Hiram College Library has been able to help students learn their way around the library in a social atmosphere. The event also helped improve personal relationships between library staff and members of the student body. This session will present the planning, execution, and lessons learned from three sessions of HvZ in the Hiram College Library.