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Monica A. Smith, SCLS Bridgewater Cynthia M. Lambert, MLIS 2010 New Jersey Library Association Conference April 27, 2010

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Presentation given at 2010 NJLA conference about Geocaching and how to create a library program.

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  • 1. Monica A. Smith, SCLS Bridgewater Cynthia M. Lambert, MLIS 2010 New Jersey Library Association Conference April 27, 2010
  • 2. GEOCACHE HISTORY
    • GPS Timeline
    • Dave Ulmer
    • The Game Takes-Off
    • 10 th Anniversary
  • 3. Splinterheads (2009)
  • 4. Geocaching: How To Play
    • Visit the web
    • Pick your cache
    • Pack your gear
    • Find the cache
    • Found the cache
    • Etiquette
  • 5. GEOCACHING AT THE LIBRARY
    • Lecture vs. Program
    • Placing Caches
      • At Library
      • Nearby Parks
      • Maintenance
      • Booty!?
    • Travel Bugs / Geo Coins
  • 6. GEOCACHING AT THE LIBRARY
    • GPS Devices
      • Smart Phones
      • GPS Units
        • Costs
        • Nearly Free
          • www.GITA.org
    • Circulation?!
  • 7. GEOCACHING AT THE LIBRARY
    • Tips & Tricks
      • Sunscreen
      • Bug Spray
      • Poking Stick
      • Drinks/Snacks
  • 8. Geocaching: Nearby Caches!
    • Under the Boardwalk
      • N 40 18.118
      • W 073 58.692
    • Seagull Island Redux
      • N 40 18.226
      • W 073 58.623
    • NJLA Lost in the Library
  • 9. Geocaching Bibliography
    • Additional Reading
    • Cameron, Layne Scott. The Geocaching Handbook . Guilford, Conn.: Falcon, 2004. Print.
    • Dyer, Mike. The Essential Guide to Geocaching: Tracking Treasure with Your GPS . Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum Pub., 2004. Print.
    • Sherman, Erik B. Geocaching: Hike and Seek with Your GPS . Berkeley, CA: Apress, 2004. Print.
    • Schwartz, John.. "What's in a Game? A Use for a Gadget; Geocaching' Fills a Need: What to Do With All Those G.P.S. Units." New York Times 26 Oct. 2000: 1. Newspaper Source . EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010.
    • Genzlinger, Neil. "JERSEY; If Your VCR Still Blinks, Stick to Hide and Seek." New York Times 17 June 2001: 1. Newspaper Source . EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010.
    • Don, Sapatkin. "Modern-day treasure hunting combines Web, real world." Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) 30 April 2003: Newspaper Source . EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010.
    • Rae Kurutz, Daveen. "'Travelbugs' bite South Butler students." Pittsburgh Tribune Review (PA) 08 April 2010: Newspaper Source . EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010.
  • 10. Geocaching In Pop-Culture
    • Movies
      • Splinterheads (2009)
    • Movie Review
      • CATSOULIS, JEANNETTE. "Casual Quest For Meaning, Aided by GPS." New York Times (2009): 14. Academic Search Premier . EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010.
    • Planet of the Apes (2001)
      • Geocaching used as a promotional tool
    • Press
      • Robischon, Noah. "'Planet' Quest." Entertainment Weekly 607 (2001): 72. MasterFILE Premier . EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010.
      • Liz, Austin. "You become the search engine in geocaching, a Web-based outdoor scavenger hunt." Kansas City Star, The (MO) (n.d.): Newspaper Source . EBSCO. Web. 16 Apr. 2010
    • Books
      • Kisor, Henry. Cache of Corpses . New York: Forge, 2007. Print.
      • Warner, Gertrude Chandler, and Robert Papp. The Box That Watch Found . Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman &, 2007. Print. (Boxcar Series)
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  • 11. Geocaching Bibliography
    • Web Resources:
      • Geocaching.com
      • Librarians Guide to Gaming
      • GPS Education Resource.com
      • GITA.org