Lauren Hays is an Instructional and Research Librarian and the Co-Director of the Center for Games and Learning at MidAmerica Nazarene University. She holds an undergraduate degree in education, a masters in library science, a masters in educational technology, and a graduate certificate in online teaching and learning. In 2014, she was awarded an IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant to create a library-based Center for Games & Learning. In 2015 she received the Beginning Professional’s Award from the Kansas Library Association, and regularly publishes articles and presents at conferences.