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Creativity for library career advancement: perspectives, techniques and eureka moments

Author: Vera Gubnitskaia; Carol Smallwood; Deb Biggs Tenbusch
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vera Gubnitskaia; Carol Smallwood; Deb Biggs Tenbusch
ISBN: 9781476674018 1476674019
OCLC Number: 1105757630
Description: vii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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 Tood 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.
Responsibility: edited by Vera Gubnitskaia and Carol Smallwood ; foreward by Deb Biggs Tenbusch.

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This insightful collection of essays covers a wide spectrum of methods for cultivating creativity as a skill for career fulfillment and success. Topics include learning through role-playing games,  Read more...

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A fun, engaging, and resourceful manual with innovative ideas to spark any librarian's imagination."" - Andrew Hart, reference librarian, Ohio BWC Library, Columbus, Ohio""Want to know how to succeed Read more...

 
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