Humans vs. Zombies at the Library: Gauging the Impact of Live Action Gaming Events on Studentsâ Library Use and Perceptions

Cate Calhoun


This paper describes how a game of Humans vs. Zombies was coordinated and hosted by the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University. A survey was designed to discover studentsâ attitudes and perceptions and evaluate whether hosting such an event was a worthwhile use of library resources. Analysis of survey results revealed value in hosting such an event as a means of orienting students to the library while increasing positive feelings about the library as a social and study space.




Academic libraries; outreach; social events; live-action gaming, zombies

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ISSN: 1947-525X