WA: Librarians & Dragons

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Where: Geographe room, State Library of Western Australia
When: 29th September 2018
Registrations from 10.30am, Workshop from 11am -12.30pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Places are limited!


This workshop will help LIS professionals identify skills they already have and how they can transfer these skills to the job they aspire to have - in a fun way!

Librarians and Dragons uses gamification to promote professional development for librarians, and to encourage a different way of thinking about the skills that we can bring to the table to enter the industry or progress within it.

It brings together ideas and concepts from games, such as Dungeons and Dragons and escape rooms, to offer an alternative way of viewing our professional development.

The workshop will take participants on a quest through a library experience, using pre-developed characters, before tasking everyone to develop their own character profiles.

The profiles focus players on their abilities (transferable skills), legendary items (qualifications) and completed trials (experience). It encourages us to begin thinking about other ‘quests’ we, as members of the GLAMR community, can go on to ‘level up’ our careers.

The workshop will be presented by Maddy Medlycott AKA the Librarian and Michael Hawks AKA the Dragon! More info? Check out:  https://librariansanddragons.wordpress.com/

What to Bring: Just a positive mindset and your sense of fun! Easy!

Nibbles, tea & coffee provided

25 Francis Street
Perth Cultural Centre
ALIA Group PD Event
Saturday 29 September 2018 10:30am to 12:30pm
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