Creativity, info lit, and a summer read

Book and cup by the water
Book and cup by the water

The Searching as Strategic Exploration frame includes creativity and the willingness to go beyond a first try as dispositions (Association of College & research Libraries, 2016).  Similarly Amabile mentions perseverance as a creativity trait (as cited in Conti & Amabile, 2011, p. 148).

The book Get it Done also connects perseverance to creativity (Bennett, 2014).  The exercises in it apply to a variety of projects–even ones not traditionally considered creative.  At the same time Bennett’s writing style is light and breezy enough for a summer read.


Association of College & Research Libraries. (2016). Framework for information literacy for higher education. Retrieved from ACRL website:

Bennett, S. (2014). Get it done: From procrastination to creative genius in 15 minutes a day. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Conti, R., & Amabile, T.M. (2011). Motivation. In M.A. Runco & S. R. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of creativity (Vol. 2, pp. 147-152). London, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Academic Press/Elsevier.


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