Monthly Archives: February 2014

Episode #029–Galen Fletcher and Cautious Creativity

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We discuss Creativity and Workplace Satisfaction with Galen Fletcher, author of Cautious Creativity: Thoughts for the Risk-Adverse Law Librarian. Great ideas for any workplace and any librarian.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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creativity-70192_640Galen L. Fletcher, Faculty Services Librarian for Howard W. Hunter Law Library at Brigham Young University, wrote an amazing article about creativity that can help any librarian at any library (probably just about anyone in any profession.) The article was published in AALL Spectrum and can be downloaded here: Cautious Creativity.

This paper left me with two nuggets of wisdom and a whole list of books that I now feel like reading. The first nugget was “As the legal profession experiences accelerated changes, I see creativity as a means for each individual within it to find continuous career satisfaction by matching who you are on the inside with what you do on the outside.”

The second nugget is even better, “The action of investing in oneself is the final key to continuous creativity.”

This article is a great reminder that when we are fulfilled on the inside and outside we will be the best librarians we can be.

Build-A-Lab: Makerspaces in Lomira QuadGraphics, WI

creativespaceLearn about this exciting new Makerspaces lab in Lomira QuadGraphics Community Library, Wisconsin, where there is equipment to make digital art or physical objects. Residents can also convert formats: from VHS to DVD for example, or convert slides and photos to digital images. People can create print, audio, video, web design and other digital files that can help them with their business, school, hobbies, or help them to just have fun. Topics:

  • What inspired the library to obtain a media lab
  • List of equipment
  • Possible classes/training offered to the community
  • How the community has responded to the lab (attendance, project successes, etc.)

Host: Utah State Library

Audience: All library workers

Instructor: Shannon Barniskis

Service Population: 3,000

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Episode #028–Statement of Appropriate Conduct at ALA Conferences

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We have a discussion about ALA’s new policy for conferences known as the Statement of Appropriate Conduct at ALA Conferences on the podcast and some of the baffling responses from librarians.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

Evil Librarians Podcast 028

Cautious Creativity: Thoughts for the Risk-Adverse Law Librarian

creativity-70192_640Galen L. Fletcher, Faculty Services Librarian for Howard W. Hunter Law Library at Brigham Young University, wrote an amazing article about creativity that can help any librarian at any library (probably just about anyone in any profession.) The article was published in AALL Spectrum and can be downloaded here: Cautious Creativity.

This paper left me with two nuggets of wisdom and a whole list of books that I now feel like reading. The first nugget was “As the legal profession experiences accelerated changes, I see creativity as a means for each individual within it to find continuous career satisfaction by matching who you are on the inside with what you do on the outside.”

The second nugget is even better, “The action of investing in oneself is the final key to continuous creativity.”

This article is a great reminder that when we are fulfilled on the inside and outside we will be the best librarians we can be.

Build-A-Lab: Digital Projects in Highland Park, IL

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This recording is number three of a five-part online series highlighting Digital Media Labs and Makerspaces in public libraries across America. Digital Media Labs provide library patrons with a space where they may use various digital media technologies that support their educational, professional, and personal goals and endeavors. Labs include equipment and software. Patrons can create, design, restore and share: videos, images, music, websites, presentations, animations, digital art, physical objects, eBooks, podcasts, and much more.

Discover. Capture. Share. Topics:

  • What inspired the library to obtain a media lab
  • List of equipment
  • Possible classes/training offered to the community
  • How the community has responded to the lab (attendance, project successes, etc.)

Host: Utah State Library

Instructor: Chad Clark | New Media Librarian | Highland Park Public Library, Illinois

Service Population: 30,000

Series: Build-A-Lab

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Great and Easy Story Time with BOXES

A Library Assistant in San Juan County came up with an easy and great story time. All it took was cardboard boxes and butcher paper. The idea started when a box arrived at the library that was so big that the Library Director said he could fit inside the box. They read books about boxes and created amazing crafts with the always numerous cardboard boxes at their library. We are attaching images of the craft and this link, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLA2Vep3Whk  leads to a video of the Library Director hiding in a box to surprise the children. He was in there for about twenty minutes so known of the kids would see him getting in.