“Zombies in the Library: A User’s Guide”: Cornell University Librarian Creates Resource
From the Cornell Chronicle:
“If the zombie apocalypse did happen, how would you find the information you needed to survive?” Christian Miller wondered – and then created a Zombie Survival Guide as “a quasi-serious approach” to library resources.
“It is meant to inform library users about the vast number of zombie-related materials the library collects as well as the services that the library offers, and also to (sneakily) teach the Cornell community strategies for critically evaluating information,” said Miller, a research and instruction librarian at Catherwood Library. “I usually find that injecting humor into any learning situation makes it more palatable to the people you are trying to reach.”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.