Welcome to the FYE @ Addlestone Trek on SCVNGR -- and welcome to Addlestone Library itself! This trek is designed to teach you about library resources...and along the way, it's a great opportunity to socialize, make new friends, and find out more about the Library. So...pick a team, grab an iPod, and let's get started!
What is SCVNGR?
- A location-base game for mobile devices
- Check-in, complete challenges, earn points
- Compete and connect with your classmates!
Complete challenges, earn points, and unlock the mysteries of the Addlestone Library!
Students tells us after completing the trek
76% felt comfortable finding and asking for help in the library
72% learned how to navigate the library’s physical space
59% learned how to access information using their personal device or smartphone
Students who missed class
We can offer 2 options for students who missed their scheduled SCVNGR hunt in the library.
In consultation with their PF, students can go to the App Store or Google Play and install SCVNGR and CofC Mobile on their mobile phone or use the iPad at the Information Desk to complete the activity using the directions on the home page of this guide.
With PF permission, students can schedule a research consultation with one of the librarians to cover this material.
Acknowledgements & Credits
Based on the UC Merced LibGuide: http://libguides.ucmercedlibrary.info/scvngr
FYE SCVNGR Hunt Contributors include:
Addlestone Library Circulation Desk Staff
Addlestone Library Information Desk Staff
Dr. Christopher Korey
Jolanda-Pieta van Arnhem
Play SCVNGR in Addlestone Library
Step 1: Form 5 teams.
Step 2: Your Peer Facilitator will distribute an iPod to each team.
Step 3: Open the CofC Mobile app on your iPod and select "Library."
Step 4: Open the SCVNGR app on your iPod and sign in using a group member's name. You will switch between the two apps as you complete challenges during your trek.
Step 5: Select "Treks" then select "FYE @ Addlestone."
Step 6: Under "Places" select "Marlene & Nathan Addlestone Library."
Step 7: Each group chooses a different place from the list to get started with challenges!
Step 8: When you've completed all the challenges, return the iPod to your PF.
Note: If you get disconnected from the internet, go to the settings icon and tap Wi-Fi then cofc-secure.
If you can't reconnect, a paper version of the activity is available at the Circulation Desk or the Information Desk.
Have fun! -- Welcome to CofC!
Stay connected with CofC Mobile
For those desiring a larger format for the activity, the iPad at the Information Desk may be borrowed from the library staff member on duty. Closed captioned videos are loaded on the iPad.
Closed captioned videos are located in the "video" folder on the iPods.
As an alternate assignment, with PF permission, students may schedule a research consultation with their embedded librarian.