Library scavenger hunts have become increasingly popular as a way to make freshmen in college more acquainted with the library systems on their campuses.
Making these scavenger hunts part of the First Year Experience (FYE) ensures that the students will know where to find resources on campus as they are often forced to physically go to these places to complete the assignment, and even take photos as evidence of having gained the information in person! It’s also a good activity for learning to navigate not only the library, but perhaps the entire campus if the libraries are spread out. It also works for having students work in pairs or small groups.
See links below for news, ideas, and inspiration for creating your own library scavenger hunt: