Journal Article: “‘Looking for Pictures of Clouds’: Defining the Unique Research Needs of Creative Communities”
The article linked below was recently published by College & Research Libraries News (C&RL).
Laura Dimmit Smyth
University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus
University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Colorado Denver Auraria Library
College & Research Libraries News (C&RL)
Vol 83, No 3 (2022)
The purpose of this study is to define the unique research needs of creative communities as seen by the academic librarians supporting those communities. After surveying academic librarians, visual practice, information relating to the practice of a creative discipline, and inspiration were identified as unique research needs of these populations. Survey respondents also identified challenges to serving creative communities, including perceptions of library relevance, buy-in, and scheduling. While past literature has engaged with supporting specific creative disciplines, this study focuses on the collective research needs of creative communities.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.