Advancing a Culture of Creativity in Libraries: Programming and Engagement (Digital Poster)
Sunday, June 25, 2023
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM CT
Location: McCormick Place, W190a
Today’s library workers have many roles to play including information gatekeepers, connectors, collaborators, and storytellers. The key ingredient is creativity, which acts as the lynchpin of functioning successfully as a team as well as impacting communities in positive ways.
This poster will briefly examine creativity and discuss how to embrace the many benefits of nurturing a culture of creativity including offering hands-on guidance on encouraging cross-disciplinary collaboration, launching active-learning events that highlight collections and services, fostering goodwill and trust-building, forming partnerships that promote library visibility and approaching teaching, learning, and problem-solving in unconventional ways.
this visual poster will include:
- why the challenges of our current historical moment provide us with a unique opportunity to stop and consider our work and our goals - highlight creative and playful library projects - look at getting buy-in from administrators and funding organizations - offers pointers on collaborating with communities - assessing impact - how to learn and grow from failure and frustration