What the Research Says - I Will Drop This Class if You Are the Spy! Teaching Information Literacy with Tabletop Games

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Indiana State Library
Webinar, Live Online

Event Details

This event is being co-sponsored ALA's Games & Gaming Round Table.

Carl DiNardo
Assistant Librarian
Biological Sciences (CMMB & IB) & Chemistry
University of South Florida, Tampa Campus


There are many games explicitly designed to teach specific topics, skills, or concepts, and some of these games. Games designed in this way are collectively known as “serious games” and they serve an obvious function (i.e. this game teaches X). But can we use games that are primarily designed to be fun and not at all about libraries to teach information literacy concepts? Would such an experience be both fun and valuable? 

In this session Carl will discuss why one might seek to employ tabletop games to teach information literacy, how to go about finding a game that fulfills a specific teaching objective, strategies to get the most out of the experience, and the pitfalls and challenges to watch out for when using tabletop games to teach. 

Webinar date and time:
August 9, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

This webinar is eligible for 1 LEU.



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Event Type(s): ISL Webinar
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