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Andrew SpencerMacquarie University Library
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johanl/5025900536/                                         Source: http://www.flickr....
Account with a geocache listing websiteGPSr, or smartphone with geocaching app
Traditional cache
Multi-cache
Mystery/puzzle cache
How we did it
Why we did it•   Promoting the library and the ASRS•   Encouraging community members into the library•   Training tool•   ...
From a geocacher’s point of view
Was it worth it?
• Geocachers need to interact with environment in  some way• Geocachers come from all walks of life• Geocaches all over th...
Educational• Puzzle series placed by Bainbridge Public Library in  Washington  http://www.bainbridgepubliclibrary.org/bain...
Outreach• Puzzle cache in Denmark which takes cachers on a tour of  the library http://coord.info/GC3011C• Traditional cac...
Contact details:Email: andrew@geocachinglibrarian.comTwitter: @andrew2153Website: http://geocachinglibrarian.com
Hide and seek in the library: Geocaching as an educational and outreach tool
Hide and seek in the library: Geocaching as an educational and outreach tool
Hide and seek in the library: Geocaching as an educational and outreach tool
Hide and seek in the library: Geocaching as an educational and outreach tool
Hide and seek in the library: Geocaching as an educational and outreach tool
Hide and seek in the library: Geocaching as an educational and outreach tool
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Hide and seek in the library: Geocaching as an educational and outreach tool

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The PowerPoint from my presentation at ALIA Information Online 2013.
Note: the video after slide 9 does not have audio (you'll need to imagine the "Benny Hill" theme while you're watching :-) )

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Hide and seek in the library: Geocaching as an educational and outreach tool

  1. 1. Andrew SpencerMacquarie University Library
  2. 2. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johanl/5025900536/ Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mycachemania/4089016759/ Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewandlisa/2225038045/
  3. 3. Account with a geocache listing websiteGPSr, or smartphone with geocaching app
  4. 4. Traditional cache
  5. 5. Multi-cache
  6. 6. Mystery/puzzle cache
  7. 7. How we did it
  8. 8. Why we did it• Promoting the library and the ASRS• Encouraging community members into the library• Training tool• A bit of fun
  9. 9. From a geocacher’s point of view
  10. 10. Was it worth it?
  11. 11. • Geocachers need to interact with environment in some way• Geocachers come from all walks of life• Geocaches all over the world
  12. 12. Educational• Puzzle series placed by Bainbridge Public Library in Washington http://www.bainbridgepubliclibrary.org/bainbridge-island- shoreline-geocache-quest.aspx• Multi-cache in a film library in Denmark http://coord.info/GC1JR37• Dr Who-themed cache in library in Manly, NSW http://coord.info/GC3G0M7• Traditional cache in Mesquite, Texas to celebrate Mesquite’s 125th anniversary http://coord.info/GC3C4XA
  13. 13. Outreach• Puzzle cache in Denmark which takes cachers on a tour of the library http://coord.info/GC3011C• Traditional cache inside a San Diego library http://coord.info/GC25F0
  14. 14. Contact details:Email: andrew@geocachinglibrarian.comTwitter: @andrew2153Website: http://geocachinglibrarian.com

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