2013 Conference Highlights: SCVNGR Hunt

Each week between now and the 2013 MLA/DLA Joint Conference, we’re highlighting one of the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held from May 8-10 at the Clarion Resort – Fountainbleau Hotel in Ocean City, MD.  For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference program (PDF). 

SCVNGR Hunt: Technological Triumph or Torture?
Thursday, May 9
10:45 – noon

An ever-increasing portion of the population access the Internet via mobile technology. As we continue to become more reliant on hand-held devices, libraries will continue to provide ways to reach their patrons using new programs. Two librarians charged with finding and implementing emerging technologies and game-based learning tools discovered and created SCVNGR-based outreach and marketing programs. Learn how to create your own geolocation-based outreach and marketing while listening to our success and failures. A post-lecture scavenger hunt will provide hands-on experience with SCVNGR. Bring your mobile devices and get ready to plug in, tune in, and learn!

This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.


Sarah Burns Gilchrist, Research & Instruction Librarian, Towson University

Kimberley Miller, Research & Instruction Librarian, Towson University

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