Come learn about innovative teaching methods that connect play, leadership skills, and the information literacy (IL) framework! Today, more than ever, experiential learning is valued in the classroom as students try to connect theoretical concepts and practical learning. Furthermore, this model explores how to create a lasting team dynamic in the classroom that mimics the types of teams that they might experience in the workplace. Through play and learning, elements of leadership and team building have been used successfully to teach IL concepts, however, the model can be adapted for other disciplines. Although the Ontario play based model is typically used when children enter the academic system for the first time, many of the pedagogical underpinnings can be adjusted to the University classroom to teach many theoretical concepts and shape leadership and team building skills along the way. Participants will experience how to use experiences through play and connect them to IL/subject specific practice. This will be done by tying in three theoretical frames: the work of Geoffrey Scott’s evidence based leadership in higher education, the province of Ontario’s play based learning programming, and the Association of College, and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy framework.