McDermott Library to Host Game Night at the Library on Nov. 8
Let the games begin!
The Eugene McDermott Library will be hosting “Game Night at McDermott” next week during International Games Week as a fun break for students just before they head into finals. This is a chance for students to relax in the library before finals and play a classic game with old friends or learn a brand new one with new friends.
The event will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 in the Richardson Room (3.544). Following a successful Game Night in August during Weeks of Welcome Week, library staff plan to offer again another four Dungeons and Dragons games and a number of board games.
Students may drop in for part or all of the games, and although the library will have games on hand, students are encouraged to bring along their favorite games so that everyone will have an opportunity to play.
“There were several requests after Weeks of Welcome that the library have game nights more often. We hope that events like this will strengthen a sense of community between the library and the student body,” said Chris Edwards, Instruction Librarian and Assistant Head of Information Literacy.
Final exams at UT Dallas will be held Dec. 7-13, less than a month away, “so the students are starting to feel Finals looming, and this is the time when students need to let off a little pressure,” Edwards said.
“We had strong student participation – around 235 students – in our initial Game Night during Weeks of Welcome. That’s a great turnout for our first event, and because the first one was really successful, we were excited to offer another one mid-semester,” said Dr. Tiffany Norris, Associate Library Director.
In addition to Game Night at McDermott’s fun factor, the event also gives students an opportunity to socialize, network and have a chance to meet with librarians in a more casual setting and discover the spaces, resources and assistance that is available to them, Norris said.
“Having an event like this helps not only bring students into the library, but also allows them to discover our resources and services in a fun and positive way,” she said.