Going for the Gold: Recruiting Students and Engaging Administrators through Education and Entertainment in the Library
Western Michigan University Libraries partnered with the university administration's recruitment efforts on campus. Library staff created and hosted an evening of instructional games to provide experiential learning, social interaction, and fun in the library for scholarship-seeking millennials. Students discovered information in archival materials, compared search results in a library database and Google, examined plagiarism issues, formatted citations, and used the catalog to locate specific items throughout the library. In their evaluations, students reported they learned about finding library materials and plagiarism issues. They rated teamwork, the archival challenge, and catalog activities most enjoyable. The event built positive relationships within the library, across campus, and with future students.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Behr, Michele D.; Bundza, Maira; and Cockrell, Barbara J., "Going for the Gold: Recruiting Students and Engaging Administrators through Education and Entertainment in the Library" (2007). University Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications. 9.
Behr, Michele D., Bundza, Maira. and Cockrell, Barbara J., “Going for the Gold: Recruiting Students and Engaging Administrators Through Education and Entertainment in the Library,” College & Undergraduate Libraries, 14.1 (2007): 1-13.