Artists and Libraries: Research for Creative Practice

Enys, Rosie ORCID logoORCID:, Worrall, Catherine ORCID logoORCID: and Rees, Victoria ORCID logoORCID: (2023) Artists and Libraries: Research for Creative Practice. In: ARLIS UK & Ireland 2023 Conference: Generative Spaces: The Creative Powers of the Art Library, 3-5 July 2023, The Forum, Norwich. (Unpublished)

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Abstract / Summary

We would like to share our experiences of creating and delivering a new session for all Falmouth University students. In our Academic Liaison Librarian roles, we often observe a disconnect in our students between 'research' for written assignments and 'research' for the practical aspects of their courses. These students are immersed in their creative practice and can feel less comfortable exploring the physical and digital library spaces.

We wanted to inspire a sense of the library as an inclusive space, a space for enhancing creative practice, and to dissolve any preconceived barriers to research. The interactive session is designed to encourage the students to realise how their creative and improvisational skills can be transferred to support and complement the experience of research.

We used Mural to create an interactive online space to share ideas and strategies in research. Activity driven, the session allowed the students to make connections between their own practice and research. We reframed core information literacy skills to help connect practice-based students with the value of research.

This presentation will be a reflection on the development and the recent delivery of this session, with ideas for future iterations. Feedback will be very welcome.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Research; information literacy; creative practice; library
Subjects: Education
Depositing User: Rosie Enys
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2023 13:40
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2023 11:37


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