The Lloyd Sealy Library and Student Academic Success Programs (SASP) are partnering to coordinate the Escape the Library! challenge. This is a hands-on learning activity that introduces first-year and transfer students to basic library research skills and study spaces available to them.
This is a productive, fun alternative to library instructional sessions or workshops! Please encourage your students to sign up. (Registration will open in September.)
- Students compete in teams to solve a puzzle in the Library using scholarly and historical resources.
- Daily during Community Hour (1:45–2:45) in September 25 to October 11, 2018 (most Mondays through Thursdays), dates assigned to each cohort:
Sept. 25-26: Adelante! first-year students
Sept. 27: APPLE Corps first-year students
Oct. 1-4 and 10-11: First-Year Seminar students
Oct. 9: Transfer Seminar students
- Team-based, active learning
- Basic research skills
- find a book in the catalog
- find a book by call number in the stacks
- find an article in New York Times Archives
- use APA citation style
- Familiarity with library
- location, librarians, resources, study spaces
- First-year and transfer students in teams of 3–4 students
- Peer Success Coaches from SASP
- The Challenge is coordinated by Prof. Robin Davis (Library) and the SASP team, Nancy Yang, Wynne Ferdinand, Natasha Graf, and Jay Chopra.
- Each day, the first team to finish the Challenge with all correct answers will win prizes (TBA)
Questions? Want a preview of the Challenge? Please contact Prof. Robin Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.