Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Call for papers: The playful library

There is a call for papers for a special issue of open access Journal of Play in Adulthood on The Playful Library: Playful attitudes, approaches and activities in library settings. "There has been increased interest in using games within library settings over recent years, but much of the literature has focussed on the games themselves as interesting interventions, rather than how they bring an element of play into library setting, and all that play entails. This special issue seeks to explore both scholarly and practice related understandings of what it means to be playful in library and information settings. This could be related to teaching practices, the use of space to encourage playfulness, play as personal or professional development, or anything else that we feel is related to play, games, or playfulness within the library and information world." Themes could include: The use of games and play within information literacy instruction; Escape rooms / boxes in library settings; Increasing engagement with resources through playful approaches. To see the full call and list of suggested themes go to Deadline for submitting abstracts is 8th October 2021: Deadline for full paper if the abstract is accepted is 7th February 2022.

Photo by Sheila Webber: neighbourhood cat, September 2021

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