.. you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Mal Booth and I are teaming up to keynote the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference at 21:00 WST on Thursday 4 October.
Here is a summary of what we will say:
TITLE: Creativity and libraries: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means
tl:dr summary: Creativity. Kathryn will talk about how libraries and researchers talk about it. Mal will talk about how UTS library does it with flair.
Abstract: Libraries often claim to increase the creativity of their communities, with an implication that this is an important role for our future. “Creativity”, however, is defined by creativity researchers in many different ways. Kathryn Greenhill’s section of this keynote will give an academic’s point of view, looking at how libraries use the term “creativity” and whether different definitions of creativity can help us be more precise when we talk about it, measure it and use it to justify our futures. Mal Booth will take a practitioner’s view and discuss the exemplary initiatives and approaches to creativity implemented by the University of Technology, Sydney.
This conference runs non-stop for 3 days, presenting continuous sessions of up-to-the-minute issues in libraries from practitioners around the globe. 150 sessions with 10 keynotes. FREE! You can see the schedule using Perth Western Australia time here: http://www.library20.com/page/library-2-0-schedule-gmt-8-1 .
You can browse the topics here http://www.library20.com/forum/categories/library-2-012-accepted-conference-presentations/listForCategory . Topics are as diverse as:
- library services to youth in prisons
- digital storytelling for information literacy development
- ebook delivery models
- outreach using mobile apps
- recruiting library volunteers
- social media tools for job searching,
Here is some more information about the conference.
The Worldwide Library 2.012 Virtual Conference is next week, and kicks off early Wednesday, October 3rd. We have an amazing (and packed!) global schedule of 150 accepted presentations and 10 keynotes that will challenge your ability to get any sleep during the two days of the conference.
1. The full hour-by-hour schedule for the conference has been posted, with instructions on connecting and participating. http://www.library20.com/page/sessions-and-schedule. Once on this page, choose your time zone, and click on the links to the individual session titles for more details and, starting on October 3rd, the links to the specific virtual room for each session.
2. We still need volunteer moderators! You don’t have to be a Blackboard Collaborate expert, but if you are, or you take the one-hour training, then you are qualified and we could really use your help. Please see the information for volunteers (and join the volunteer group) at http://www.library20.com/group/volunteer-group-library-2-012.
3. Spread the word! Library 2.012 is free to anyone to attend, so please let others know about the conference. Last year we had almost 10,000 attendee logins, and we’d love to see even more people become aware of the conference and the terrific community. Logos you can use for blog posts, emails, etc. can be found athttp://www.library20.com/page/2-012-press-media. At the bottom of this note is a short text message you can use as well, especially for emailing. Please take the time to send to your colleagues or community.
Thank you, and see you online!
Co-Chair, Library 2.012