This year NYLI will be presenting a poster session on Escape Rooms for Library Outreach, Instruction, and Team-Building at the AALL Annual conference.  We will be poster number 16 in the exhibit hall, and we will be there for Q&A on Monday July 16th from 8:45 – 9:45 am, please stop by and say hello!

“Escape rooms are immersive, live-action games in which a group of participants enter a room where they must solve puzzles and collect clues in order to “escape,” or win the game. Escape rooms can be designed around nearly any theme, from zombies and pirates to detective dramas. Libraries are using these engaging and captivating games in a multitude of ways. They can be employed simply for outreach to engage library patrons, for incorporating instruction and experiential learning outcomes, as well as for internal staff team-building and training. At The New York Law Institute, we designed an Alexander Hamilton-themed escape room to highlight our collections and fascinate our library patrons. You, too, can create this type of captivating programming for your own library, for both promotion and education.”