At the NDLA conference in September, I attended a session called “Make Learning Fun: Simple Information Literacy Game for All Ages” presented by Julie Reitan, the director at the Minot Air Force Base Library. I was so impressed with Julie’s presentation that I asked if she would be willing to write a guest post for our blog. She graciously provided this overview. I hope you will be as inspired by her ideas as I was!
Information literacy games are a fun, hands-on way to teach library skills or to end an information literacy session and can be more interesting and more educational than a basic scavenger hunt. At the Minot Air Force Base Library, we have provided twelve information literacy games for a variety of age groups over the last three years either as a stand-alone program or a part of a larger program. We’ve learned a lot in the process and developed a basic strategy that can be used in just about any type of library. Continue reading