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Thursday, October 17 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Everything They Didn't Tell You About Escape Rooms at ALA

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Within recent years escape rooms have become popular in public libraries and school media centers as librarians have utilized their potential as both fun teen programs and educational tools. This trend consistently appeals to teens and students and can be easily modified to fit in with popular themes or curriculum, with the potential to be a viable programming series or teaching resource for years to come. However, when attending panels about escape rooms, presenters often spend their allotted time explaining what an escape room is and examples of successful rooms that they have run, not giving listeners a comprehensive look at the whole experience. In this panel, the speakers will delve deeper into this topic and their experiences with running physical and digital escape rooms, both the good and the bad, and things that they have learned along the way. They will also discuss resources, how to design your own escape room, and other strategies to keep in mind. This panel is both for the librarian who has never hosted an escape room as well as for those who have more than a few under their belts, who will be encouraged to share their own experiences.

Speakers
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Sydney Smith

Young Adult Services Librarian, Rowan Public Library
My name is Sydney. I am currently the Young Adult Services Librarian in Salisbury, North Carolina. Before I transitioned into the public library, I was a school media coordinator for an elementary school in the Rowan-Salisbury School System.
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Hope Loman

Youth Services Supervisor, Rowan Public Library
I have been the Youth Services Supervisor for Rowan Public Library since November of 2018, and was the YA librarian for RPL from February 2016 - October 2018. I graduated from East Carolina's online program with my MLS in December 2016.



Thursday October 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm EDT
Winston 1C