Do you or your team have a creative technical solution to a problem, creative social solution, or creative policy solutions to a problem?  Do you have any creative fundraising ideas?  Can you make amazing creative signage for your library?  Have you creatively designed a website?  Did you employ out of the box thinking? What worked, and what didn’t work?  The Journal of Creative Library Practice provides an outlet for librarians and information professionals to describe and encourage greater creativity in library and information center communications, policies, collections, instruction, and other areas of librarianship.

This journal reaches librarians and information professionals of all types, including academic, public, school, special, medical, legal, and others.  We would also like to reach out to readers interested in libraries as well as those interested in critical information studies.  Other readers may include teachers, parents, business people or college students.  If a reader is interested in learning more about the creative use of technologies, policies or services to enhance the exchange of information from one person to another (or from one computer to another), then they may be interested in this journal.

As of January of 2014, the journal is edited by the following people:

  • Barbara Fister (Gustavus Adolphus College)
  • Iris Jastram (Carleton College)
  • Marie Kennedy (Loyola Marymount University)
  • Joseph R. Kraus (University of Denver) Editorial Facilitator

In January of 2013, the journal was founded and edited by:

  • Amy Buckland (McGill University)
  • Barbara Fister (Gustavus Adolphus College)
  • Colleen Harris (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)
  • Marie Kennedy (Loyola Marymount University)
  • Joseph R. Kraus (University of Denver) Editorial Facilitator

If you would like to learn a little more about the history, the journal was hatched over several discussions in the Library Society of the World FriendFeed room.

The journal is sponsored by:


  William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University


  Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, Gustavus Adolphus College


  Main Library, Anderson Academic Commons, University of Denver