Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Teams, Building

Librarians should routinely participate in team-building games with their library colleagues to increase morale around the workplace.  Some suggestions:
  • Play "Pin the Security Tape on the Hateful Patron"
  • Give one another "Date Due"-stamp tattoos
  • Do "trust falls" from the Circulation Desk
  • Host a book truck demolition derby
  • Play Dodge-Book (i.e., throwing books at one another)
Ask the Readers: What are your suggestions for library-themed team building games?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cooperative copier-unjamming.

Also, synchronized stapling.

Anonymous said...

Engage in some role-play: strap a backpack vacuum cleaner on your back, head out into the stacks and play Ghostbusters on those scarily dusty shelves!

I call Egon!

Anonymous said...

Play a game of 'telephone' and see how long your library can last without translating it into "Kitty" "ICanHazCheezburger", or anything else cat related.

laura b. said...

Public internet station roulette. What disturbing image will you get to view as you pass by!

Anonymous said...

With Weeded & Unusable Books: See which team can rip apart and recycle the most in a minute.

Em said...

Who can find the stickiest book in the book drop?

shushie said...

As a warm up, play "Have you ever" with coworkers to learn about all the not work appropriate activities that they've done in the library.

Anonymous said...

Playing the dozens at the reference desk...Who can insult a patron the worst?

Lisa said...

A quick round of Name that Patron brings us together. "You know that smelly guy?..." -"The tall one or short one?"

Anonymous said...

I do this all the time-Guess which patron will look up the dirty stuff on the public PC's or who will have the largest fine

Anonymous said...

Pin-the-tail on the Reference Librarian.

Young Librarian said...

Love this...very clever