Till Death Do Us Part: Staging a Murder Mystery at Your Library!

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Bethany Messersmith, Information Literacy Librarian, Southwest Baptist University

Over the past year, the marketing committee at Southwest Baptist University Libraries explored ways to enhance and promote the library not only as a positive learning environment, but a space that students can utilize for a host of different pursuits and activities. Last fall we began planning for a wedding-themed murder mystery at the Harriett K. Hutchens Library. Many other libraries have done this in the past, making information literacy or new student orientations the focus of the event. Our intent was strictly to facilitate an evening of entertainment for students. We recruited student and faculty actors, in an attempt to generate the most buzz.

Join us as we share insights on what we learned about hosting a murder mystery. This session will cover our experiences in planning and carrying out the event, as well as practical steps to implementing an improv murder mystery at your library!