Work Hard, Play Harder: Video Games @ the University Library was viewable in the Library Gallery throughout April 2023. The exhibit highlighted the library’s video game collection as well as select scholarly titles in Game Studies. The goal of the exhibit was to bring awareness to the video game collection and demonstrate its breadth by featuring games from different eras and consoles. Examples of both popular games and “hidden gems” that are well-regarded but less well-known were displayed in the exhibit. The Game Studies books displayed in the exhibit featured analysis on some of the games in the exhibit and discussed video games in relation to history, philosophy, and LGBT studies.
Work Hard, Play Harder was selected as the 2023 Graduate Student Exhibit Contest Winner. The exhibit was designed, submitted, and curated by MS/LIS student and Pre-Professional Graduate Assistant Meli Taylor.