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Digital breakouts are immersive online experiences that pose exciting challenges for players and along with them opportunities for libraries to engage patrons while imparting learning outcomes and problem-solving skills. In this issue of Library Technology Reports (vol. 56, no. 3), discover how libraries are using these tools to offer information literacy instruction, classroom support, youth programming, and even staff training and how you can create your own digital breakout adventures for your library today. 

Chapter 1: What Is a Digital Breakout Game?

Chapter 2: Why Create Digital Breakouts? Opportunities for Libraries

Chapter 3: Libraries with Digital Breakouts

Chapter 4: How to Create a Digital Breakout: Getting Started

Chapter 5: How to Create a Digital Breakout: Developing Puzzles

Chapter 6: How to Create a Digital Breakout: Creating the Site

Chapter 7: Testing, Tips, and Assessment

Chapter 8: Resources

Ellyssa Kroski

Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology and Marketing at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 60 books, including Law Librarianship in the Age of AI for which she received AALL's 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State Universities, and an international conference speaker. She received the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. She can be found at:

Library Technology Reports

Published by ALA TechSource, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Library Technology Reports publishes eight issues annually and provides thorough overviews of current technology. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Find out more information on this publication and how you can subscribe here.