USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Wednesday, April 13 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
P21-Stabitha and the Amateur Strategists: Using Tabletop RPGs for Team Building

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Aaron Wimer, Morgan Rhetts, and Ana Guimaraes

This session is devoted to how using role playing games (namely Dungeons and Dragons) has boosted employee bonding and team building in two consolidating universities. While cultural difference remain between the staffs, they are being eroded as the staffs create a common environmental experience (role playing games). Meet ups are monthly, and involve between 10 and 15 librarians and library staff. These kind of games encourage outside of the box thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and learning about each other both as an individual and a team member. With the renewed popularity in tabletop gaming and the encouragement of library administrators, we were able to create a unit of highly motivated and flexible employees who are already comfortable working with one another and have come up with some creative solutions to issues in our libraries.

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Ana Guimaraes

Director of Collection Development, Kennesaw State University Library System
Ana Guimaraes is the Director of Collection Development for the Kennesaw State University Library System. She has a Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/English from the State University of New York... Read More →

Morgan Rhetts

Kennesaw State University

Aaron Wimer

Kennesaw State University

Wednesday April 13, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hill Atrium/Pecan Tree Galleria

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