Grown Ups Just Want to Have Fun! Library Play Programming for College Students of All Ages

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 8:00am to 10:00am
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Speaker: Fantasia A. Thorne, Learning Commons Librarian, Syracuse University
Speaker: Mary Snyder Broussard, Instructional Services Librarian, Lycoming College
Speaker: Pauline Lynch Shostack, Associate Professor/Electronic Resources Librarian, Onondaga Community College
Speaker: Scott Nicholson, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

Research shows that adults who play tend to be more creative and curious in their approach to learning and work. The panel of speakers will share their research findings about the benefits of play and give an overview of current library play programs offered at their respective academic libraries. This presentation will also provide an opportunity to try some play activities yourself!

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ACRLIndividualprogramgrownupPPT.pdf - Uploaded by Megan Griffin (Jun 19, 2012 - 7.13 MB
HistoryMysterywksht.pdf - Uploaded by Pauline L. Shostack (Jun 18, 2012 - 192.71 KB
ALAscvngrstepsdig.docx - Uploaded by Pauline L. Shostack (Jun 18, 2012 - 54.65 KB
ala2012handoutacrl.pdf - Uploaded by Pauline L. Shostack (Jun 18, 2012 - 457.97 KB
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Scott Nicholson's Presenter Handout

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Trek will be available from 6/21 @ 5pm through 6/26.


Pauline Lynch Shostack's Presenter Handout

This handout provides clues and participant worksheet for a game the presenter created for her college's 50th anniversary celebration.

Presentation PowerPoint: