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Tuesday, March 6 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm
The Artist Librarian: A Panel on Creativity in Librarianship

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While we're librarians who work with electronic resources, many of us are also librarians who write, make music, paint, or create in myriad other ways. Both of us are poets and writing is a definitive part of our lives—it’s not a hobby. We suspect that there are other ER&L 2018 attendees who feel the same way about their creative lives and we’re certain those same people are doing great things for the libraries in which they work. For us, the boundary between our working life and our creative life is vaporous, if it exists at all.

So let’s share our creative achievements! Let’s talk about how the practice of making something in one realm lends itself to being a thoughtful, creative colleague. Let’s discuss how your facility with language and composition inspires innovations in your library instruction sessions. Let’s examine the tension that can exist between having to answer a thousand emails and getting to your gig on time. We want to hear from those of you who participate in art, music, writing, and creative communities, and we welcome those of you who might not be involved in creative communities but are nonetheless interested.

The Artist Librarian: A Panel on Creativity in Librarianship 
will begin with a panel conversation among five artist/librarian attendees. Then, we'll open the discussion up among panelists and audience members. Finally, we'll end with an open mic presentation from you. Read a poem, share your visual art, perform a song--we want to hear it, and we can't wait to hear from you!

Interested in participating? Email Sommer sommer.browning@ucdenver.edu or Shannon shannon.tharp@du.edu

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Jennifer Baxmeyer

Leader, Electronic Resources Team, Princeton University
A pen by the phone is good. Fifteen pens by the phone is clutter. Cellist and Librarian
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Sommer Browning

Associate Director of Technical Services, University of Colorado Denver
Discovery. Access. Electronic Resources. Acquisitions. Budget. Assessment. Tenure-track. Poetry.
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Boaz Nadav-Manes

Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management, Brown University
Boaz Nadav-Manes is the Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management at Brown University Library. In this role, he oversees the allocation and expenditure of the Libraries' collections budget, and the ongoing management of services and staff that advance... Read More →
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Kelly Smith

Coordinator of Collections & Discovery, EKU Libraries
Kelly Smith is Coordinator of Collections and Discovery at Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, where she has worked since 2005. She is a column editor for the journal Serials Review, an intern on the ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Committee, and serves on the collections committees... Read More →
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Shannon Tharp

Collections and Content Management Librarian, University of Denver Libraries

Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm CST
Room 204

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