One of the first things I noticed when I came to MPOW to interview last spring was a table, four chairs, and shelves full of puzzles and games. It was all just sitting there, near the entrance to the library, inviting students to come and have a few minutes of fun in the midst of their work days.
Throughout the school year, it’s so much fun to walk past this spot and see students working on puzzles or playing Monopoly together.
This nook made a lasting impression on me when I interviewed, and I’ve seen it make similar impressions on prospective students. Now if I could just figure out how to make lists of databases this inviting… I can see it all now: students huddled over a computer monitor, fiddling with search parameters…
Yeah, the heat’s getting to me.