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Title Creativity for library career advancement : perspectives, techniques and eureka moments / edited by Vera Gubnitskaia and Carol Smallwood ; foreward by Deb Biggs Tenbusch.
Publication Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019
Description vii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Call # 020.23 C
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In today's diverse, ever-changing job market, creativity is more necessary than ever. In a profession offering a broad range of job opportunities, librarians are surrounded by myriad connections to be made. They are trained to recognize them. This collection of new essays covers a wide spectrum of methods for cultivating creativity. Topics include learning through role-playing games, libraries as publishers, setting up and using makerspaces, developing in-home support for early-career staff, creating travelling exhibits, creative problem solving, and organizing no-cost conferences.
Contents The power of incubation: slowing down to speed up creativity / Jim Jipson and Kellie Sparks -- Two worlds, one outlet: zine making and critical reflection for professional and personal development / Silvia Vong -- It's in the cards: using tarot reading to access professional creativity / Laura Wimberley -- What is your quest? Learning through role-playing games / Michael P. Buono -- Growth lessons learned from a one-year fellowship in a nontraditional library environment / Dana E. Thimons -- Applying improvisation in libraries and librarianship / Anthony Stamatoplos -- Let your voice be heard: libraries as publishers / Kathleen Christy -- The art of pseudo-archives and its role in advocacy / Anastasia S. Varnalis-Weigle -- Reinvention through necessity: one librarian's evolution from one-shots to for-credit teaching / Mary Todd Chesnut -- The library as laboratory: using makerspaces to cultivate organizational and personal creativity / Courtney McAllister and Christine R. Elliott -- Firing up personal growth with the spark of creativity: how to start a creativity group for library staff / Leslie A. Wagner -- Following in the footprints of the master (detective) / Robert Perret -- Poets and scholars: foregrounding librarians' creative writing in and out of the university classroom / Rochelle Smith -- The tenure-track librarian as a scholarly researcher / Rachel K. Fischer -- The writerly librarian: creativity and writing / Addison Lucchi -- The process of research and publication as a tool for personal and professional growth / Astrid Oliver -- Small steps, big impact: professional and personal growth and development / Robin R. Breault, Brooke McDonald Shelton and James Ritter -- Transparency and subterfuge: encouraging creativity in academic libraries / Jack Maness, Erin Elzi and Shannon Tharp -- Creative accommodations: finding the best solution for library employees with invisible disabilities / Joy M. Perrin and Carrye Kay Syma -- Contagious creativity: leveraging staff talents and interest to find career satisfaction / Shelia Gaines and Casey Parkman -- Developing in-house support for early career staff / Paula Archey, Maggie Nunley and Erin E. Pappas -- Music to my ears: using amateur music-making as a means of vocational specialty / Bruce R. Schueneman -- A shutterbug in a world of bookworms: photography as a creative outlet in academic librarianship / Michelle P. McKinney -- Artful information: lessons for librarians from visual artists / Tim Gorichanaz -- Arts enrichment for a working artist librarian / Yolanda Poston -- Finding your librarian voice: creative ways to get involved and share ideas / Holly Mills and Sharon Holderman -- Collective creativity / Amy Gay and Kelsey George -- Around the state in postcards: creating traveling exhibits / Ruth Elder and Jana Slay -- Creative problem solving in libraries: budgets, staff and the lack thereof / Nora Franco and Maria Lobley -- Beyond the boot camp: no-cost conferences / Heather C. Seminelli.
Subject Library science -- Vocational guidance.
Librarians -- Employment.
Career development.
Career development. (OCoLC)fst00847280
Librarians -- Employment. (OCoLC)fst00997312
Library science -- Vocational guidance. (OCoLC)fst00997984
Addl. Author Gubnitskaia, Vera, 1960- editor.
Smallwood, Carol, 1939- editor.
Tenbusch, Deb Biggs, writer of foreword.
ISBN 1476674019 (paperback) :
9781476674018 (paperback) :

Location CALL # Status Message
 Central 2nd Fl - BCC - Career Planning  020.23 C    DUE 07-12-21