BiblioBouts Project

The BiblioBouts Project was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Studies. Researchers at the School of Information (SI) of the University of Michigan (U-M) partnered with the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University to conduct the BiblioBouts Project, a 4-year project (October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2012), to study computers games for solving the problem of teaching undergraduate students information literacy skills and concepts. The Michigan research team designed, developed, and deployed BiblioBouts, an online social game that covertly teaches students how to do library research while they go about the business of completing a research-and-writing assignment. We partnered with instructors and librarians to deploy BiblioBouts in both academic and information literacy courses and use evaluation results to improve the game. BiblioBouts is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Studies (IMLS). Please message us at info@bibliobouts.org for more information.

Because funding for BiblioBouts ended on September 30, 2012, we are no longer able to support requests for new games. If you have questions, please contact Karen Markey, former principal investigator of the BiblioBouts Project at ylime@umich.edu. Thanks to all who have contributed to the success of the BiblioBouts Project!

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