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ERIC Number: EJ1041784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Supporting Creativity in School Libraries: Finding, Sharing, and Connecting
Techman, Melissa
Knowledge Quest, v42 n5 p28-30 May-Jun 2014
Creativity is about openness and connection, it signals the chance to get ideas, share ideas, and try new things or put together old things in new ways. Libraries have always had the potential to source and support creative activities. Public library events and opportunities bring together people, ideas, and stuff (whether fabric, paint, wood, food, or electronics) against a backdrop of the library as an open access resource. Being creative involves taking risks and being willing to fail. Sometimes when librarians show willingness to try new things, the students have new opportunities to share their expertise. Seeking out chances for multi-age connections and cross-curricular projects builds flexible thinking, as well as a sense of community in the school. When authentic and engaging learning is honored, exploring and encouraging creativity must be a choice.
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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