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Drake Quest

A campus scavenger hunt based on campus knowledge and basic research skills.

Monday, November 1st

Day 1

Today's Challenges are:

1) Go to the Drake Memorial Library website and locate four different ways you may contact a librarian. List the four ways in the submission form.  Points - 25

2) In celebration of the Day of the Dead, take a team photo with a Drake library skeleton.  Ask at the front desk, they know you are coming. Points - 25

3) Everyone is automatically entered in the Most Creative Team Name contest.  After a full library staff vote, the winning name will be announced online. Points - 10

Thursday, November 4th

Day 4

Today's Challenges are:

  1. In the late 70’s the Brockport campus was the recipient of a beautiful statues from the USSR.  The Special Olympics sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli is titled "Joy and Happiness to All the Children of the World". The five pillars represent the five continents that were represented at the Special Olympics Games in 1979.   Find the sculpture and take a team photo.  Points - 25
  2. Return to the Brockport @ SUNY Open Repositories and search for author Joyce Carol Oates. 1) What date (month/day/year) did she speak at Brockport?  2) Name one of the topic that Joyce discussed.  Points - 35
  3. Capture a photo of diversity in Drake Memorial Library.  This challenge is open to your interpretation.  Points - 50

Sunday, November 7th

Day 7

Today's Challenges are:
1)    A Drake Shelfie:  Take a photo of one of your favorite books where it resides in Drake library.  Yes, you may pull the book and arrange on the shelf as you like for a better photo.  Points - 25

2)    Garth Fagan is a Distinguished University Professor at the State University of New York at Brockport.  He taught dance at Brockport beginning in 1970.  What play won Garth the 1998 Tony award for choreography?  Answer must be in image format.   Points – 35

3)    Open Access - Open access is a publishing model for scholarly communication that makes research information available to readers at no cost, as opposed to the traditional subscription model in which readers have access to scholarly information by paying a subscription (usually via libraries).  The symbol designating Open Access is an orange open lock Open Access symbol

In the Drake library home page Search Bar enter ‘blood transfusion’, use the Filter/Sort button to narrow the selections to articles then search. Using the Open Access symbol locate an open access article on blood transfusion. When you located the article click on the ellipse to the right of the article title.  This will open a variety of options including citation.   Open the citation link and copy the MLA citation for the article.  Submit the citation.  Points - 35