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Urban Library Journal 15.1 Spring 2008 

Special Issue: The Creative Library

Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University, is the guest editor of this special issue of Urban Library Journal. The issue will showcase how librarians are tapping their creativity to develop innovations that allow urban libraries to meet the challenge of organizational change, diverse user populations, emerging technologies, and other issues facing twenty-first century libraries. 

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Steven Bell 
The Creativity Issue: Putting the Spotlight on Creative Work In Urban Libraries


Lisa Forrest
The Eye of the Brainstorm: Transforming the Library through Creative Idea-Building

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Ramona Islam and Leslie Porter
Perseverance and Play: Making a Movie for the YouTube Generation
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Bruce Connolly and Gail Golderman
Listen Up: Discovering the Reference and Instructional Applications of Apple’s iTunes
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Renée Bosman, John Glover, Monique Prince
Growing Adult Readers: Promoting Leisure Reading in Academic Libraries
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Tony Tallent
Fun Precedes Function: Fostering a Creative Workplace in the Public Library     
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Reports from the Field

Jill E. Luedke and Sarah K. Laleman Ward
It All Started with a Button      abstract ::  HTML ::  PDF

Lisa Lavoie
Roving Librarians: Taking it to the Streets      abstract ::  HTML ::  PDF

Lynn S. Mullins and Ann V. Watkins
Using Art to Promote Student Learning
and Build Community Partnerships
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Laverna Saunders
Using the Power of Proposal for Creative Change     
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In Review

Hal Grossman * Creativity: Unconventional Wisdom from 20 Accomplished Minds by Herbert M. Meyers and Richard Gerstman       HTML ::  PDF

Louise Fluk * Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques by Michael Michalko      HTML ::  PDF     

last updated 08/19/2008


ISSN   1944-9674
eISSN 1944-9682

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