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VIVA: 2022 Community Forum Pre-Conference Workshop

Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

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Creativity in Academic Libraries: Foundations and Strategies

With Dr. Nancy Falciani-White

March 17th, 2022 1:30-3:30 pm


This session will introduce creativity in an academic library context, including practical strategies intended to support and enhance creativity personally and in the work environment. Attendees will:

  • Understand the psychology behind creativity at work as well as common misunderstandings
  • Identify areas for creative growth within their own work environments
  • Explore easy and practical strategies for developing creativity in an academic library setting as a staff member or manager

Nancy Falciani-White has been Library Director at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia since December 2016, and has worked in liberal arts college libraries for more than twenty years. She received her MSLIS degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her EdD in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois. Her research interests include creativity, academic library leadership, and the ways technological innovation influence research practices. She lives in Glen Allen with her husband, two elementary school-aged children, an English cream golden retriever named Marigold, and two 14-year-old cats.