New workshop: Creating Escape Room Programs and Other Immersive Experiences in Libraries

For Immediate Release
Fri, 12/14/2018

Contact:

Colton Ursiny

Administrative Assistant

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions

cursiny@ala.org

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Creating Escape Room Programs and Other Immersive Experiences in Libraries with Ellyssa Kroski. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.

By one count, there are more than 7,200 escape room environments in 1,445 cities in 105 countries. So why not in libraries?

These engaging and captivating games that can be designed around nearly any theme—from zombies to pirates to detective dramas—are being used by libraries in a multitude of ways. They can be employed for marketing and outreach, engaging library patrons, incorporating instruction and experiential learning outcomes, and team-building and training for staff.

In this new workshop, Ellyssa Kroski, author of Escape Rooms and Immersive Experiences in Libraries, shows you how you can create an escape room experience from scratch, regardless of your level of personal experience.

About the Instructor

Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 37 books, including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age, for which she won the AALL's 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series The Tech Set won the ALA's Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State University, and an international conference speaker. She was honored with the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. She can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/author/ellyssa.

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ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions Workshops offer a convenient, hands-on learning experience that will help you and your colleagues make the best decisions for your library. This workshop is licensed for use by staff or users of the purchasing institution or library organization.

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