Explore Creativity and Innovation with the May/June 2014 Issue

Cover_MayJune2014_smallThe May/June 2014 Knowledge Quest theme is Creativity and Innovation. In order to stay ahead of the curve, school librarians must be creative and innovative in their approach to their programs. This issue discusses what creativity is and how school librarians can take creativity to action in their programs.

About the Guest Editor

Jami Lynn Jones is associate professor in the Department of Information and Library Science at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Her research focus is teen resilience and creativity. She is the creator of the Florida Association for Media in Education’s Amanda Award that recognizes school librarians who develop programs that build the self-esteem and resilience of teens. Her most recent book, coedited with Lori Flint, is The Creative Imperative: School Librarians and Teachers Cultivating Curiosity Together (Libraries Unlimited 2013).

Read the Guest Editor column, “Caution: Nurturing Creativity Is Not for the Faint of Heart.”

Listen to a podcast interview with Jami about the issue on “Creativity and Innovation.”

Knowledge Quest, Volume 42, No. 5 – Creativity and Innovation


Converging Paths: Creativity Research and Educational Practice
By Michael Hanchett Hanson

Creating a STEM-Literate Society
By Mirah J. Dow

Fear No Creativity
By Gail Bush

From Rhetoric to Reality: Designing Activities to Foster Creativity
By David H. Cropley

Supporting Creativity in School Libraries: Finding, Sharing, and Connecting
By Melissa Techman

Making Students More Curious
By Daniel Willingham

Learning to Love the Questions: How Essential Questions Promote Creativity and Deep Learning
By Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

Making the 4Ps as Important as the 4Rs
By Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson

Creativity in an Assessment-Driven Environment
By Carolyn Coil

Proud Readers Own What’s Learned
By Jessica Fink Tucker

Creativity through “Maker” Experiences and Design Thinking in the Education of Librarians
By Leanne Bowler

Strategies to Create Lifelong Readers
By Amanda Galliton

How Creativity Came to Reside in the Land of the Gifted (and How to Move It into a New Neighborhood)
By Lori J. Flint

Developing a Campus Culture of Reading
By Naomi Bates


Technology Quest Column
iCivics—A Fun Way to Enhance Learning
By Sabrina Carnesi

L4L Column
Creative Spaces: Flexible Environments for the 21st-Century Learner
By Jennifer Helfrich

CBC Column
Writing Historical Fiction (Or How Research and Creativity Go Hand in Hand)
By Makiia Lucier


President’s Column
Pioneers, Settlers, and Sticks-in-the-Mud
By Gail K. Dickinson

Guest Editor Column
Caution: Nurturing Creativity Is Not for the Faint of Heart
By Jami Jones

Author: Meg Featheringham, KQ Editor

Meg Featheringham is responsible for the development and production of the AASL journal, Knowledge Quest. When not working at AASL, Meg enjoys playing euchre, attending concerts and plays, spending time with family and friends, and reading (of course).

Categories: KQ Content

2 replies

  1. How do I obtain a copy of this issue? I have registered with ALA and was not able to access this issue. Thank you!

  2. Hi Stephanie,

    The issue is available online for free at https://aasl.digitellinc.com/aasl/sessions/347/view. You just need to log in with ALA ID number and password to access it.

    I hope this helps.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Thank you!

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