'Is the traditional business world at war with creativity? ' by opensource.com used under Creative Commons License CC BY-SA 2.0

So if you think you aren’t a creative person have a read of this blog post from The Huffington Post: 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently. Here is a Steve Jobs quote from that article: “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they […]

'National Library of Scotland empty display and caption, October 2014' by cilipmarketing used used Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP) in the UK has taken a very creative approach to promote awareness around copyright reform in their community. They have started a campaign called Free Our History. There’s a petition, a hash tag and a website with lots of information about their position. But the really […]

Just for just a bit of fun, here is a trailer to The Librarians TV show coming in December (US). And this trailer makes shelving look almost fun.

'Idea toaster' by James Nash used under creative commons license CC BY-SA 2.0

Here is a short list of librarians who may be better known for their creative works: Marcel Duchamp Beverly Cleary Madeleine L’Engle Jacob Grimm Joanna Cole Philip Larkin Do you know any more?

The November issue of the ALIA Asia Pacific Special Interest Group Newsletter has been released, and features an article on the International Librarians Network, including some information about our participants in the Asia Pacific region. We were honoured to be asked to contribute to this issue, as we’re big fans of cross-border communication and collaboration. You […]

'Creativity in Progress' by Amanda Hirsch used under creative commons license CC BY 2.0

When thinking of words to describe a librarian, ‘creative’ may not be the first term that comes to mind. But having a look at the ALA Movers and Shakers 2014 list may change that. Here are just a few highlights: Laura Damon-Moore and Erinn Batykefer who started the Library as Incubator Project (LaIP), which  ‘highlights […]


I have just returned from a whirlwind 3 week tour of England that was a combination of the professional and personal. What started as a conversation with our then ILN Country Coordinator for the UK to try and arrange a catchup turned into a couple of speaking engagements to different CILIP groups and an awesome […]


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