“Incoming freshman at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, don’t have to go on a guided tour to learn more about their school’s library services. Instead the staff at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library can point their patrons toward another instructive resource – a videogame.
Inspired by Scene it, a series of popular DVD games that has players watch video clips to answer trivia questions, Library Scene: Fairfield Edition is a web-based game developed by the University’s Media Center and reference librarians that follows four students as they travel through key areas of the school’s DiMenna-Nyselius library to complete a 10-page research paper assignment.
Players must watch scenes of live action and animation, and afterward, they are presented with challenges including word puzzles, picture matching or multiple-choice questions. Upon completion of the interactive, multimedia game, students are better oriented to the DiMenna-Nyselius building and more likely to recall the library services that have been provided to support them.”