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Wednesday, May 6 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Information Inspiration: Creativity Across the Disciplines in Academic Libraries

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Placing new emphasis on makerspaces, digital scholarship and publishing, and inventive
ideation-centered instruction, academic libraries have in recent years turned their attention to
inspiring and supporting creativity. In this panel, three librarians with backgrounds in
makerspaces, visual arts, and literature and composition will discuss specific examples of
innovative practices that foster creativity. These three perspectives-on zines, makerspaces, and querying digital primary sources-converge to question how libraries might define and assess creativity, whether as an element of information literacy or fluency, or in connection with maker or visual literacies, or through an alternative information creativity approach.

Participants will:
  • Be able to implement three creative workshop ideas,
  • Characterize information literacy, maker fluency, and information creativity approaches to creativity in libraries.
  • Consider the role of creativity within the mission of academic libraries.


Mark Dahlquist

Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, Miami University

Stefanie Hilles

Arts & Humanities Librarian, Wertz Art and Architecture Library, Miami University
Stefanie Hilles is the Arts and Humanities Librarian at Wertz Art and Architecture Library at Miami University, where she liaisons to the art, architecture, and theater departments, manages their collections, and instructs information literacy sessions. She also curates exhibitions... Read More →
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Sarah Beth Nagle

Creation and Innovation Services Librarian, Miami University Libraries
I am passionate about making and maker-centered learning for adults, both in informal environments and higher ed.

Wednesday May 6, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT