LOEX Conference Proceedings 2012

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Chef's Surprise - Pursuing Cutting-Edge Trends in Teaching and Learning

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Hoping to enliven traditional library orientation, three NCSU Librarians developed the NCSU Libraries’ Mobile Scavenger Hunt, a team-based game that uses iPods with free cloud-based apps to orient students to library spaces, collections, and technologies. The main goal of this project is to demystify this often-overwhelming new environment and reduce library anxiety by using situated, problem-based learning. The activity provides a low-stakes means to promote resources and services critical to academic success and invites students to explore the building and interact with staff. Presenters will share tools, work flow management strategies and feedback with attendees who wish to develop a similar activity in their home libraries.