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Journal/Book/Conference Title

ILA/ACRL Spring Conference 2014

Conference Location

DMACC Ankeny, Iowa


Imagine forty first-year students at the library after hours, yelling and racing through the stacks, pulling books off the shelf before sprinting to another section. It might sound like a librarian’s worst nightmare, but it was all according to plan. In an effort to help overcome library anxiety and give our students a fun introduction to academic libraries, we broke all the rules to develop a Library Lock-In event. This collaborative effort supported by the Library, Residence Life, and the Honors Program turned out to be very successful and was one of the most well-attended programs offered to the LLCs. In this session, you will learn more about LLC program, how we worked with Residence Life and the Honors Program to plan and publicize the event, what activities worked well, what didn’t and what we’ve learned from our mistakes.


Honors, Living Learning Communities, LLC, University of Iowa, Libraries


Copyright 2014 Brett Cloyd and Sara Scheib

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