Creative Communities in Libraries

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Register for this one-hour webinar. 

(A recording will be available under the CALL Academy People Connect Institute category one week after delivery)

Many libraries have added creative services or spaces in recent years. It is time to take these to the next level by intentionally facilitating creative communities. In this engaging session, we will dive in to what a creative community is, why your library should care, and how to start facilitating one.

We will use activities from the Creative Communities in Library Field Guide to make concrete plans.

As a result of this program, participants will:

  • Understand difference between creative services, spaces, and communities
  • Identify a creative community opportunity at their library
  • Work through the pieces involved in their creative community
  • Create a map to help them visualize and improve opportunity for creative community

Ben Nielsen ~ Biography

Ben Nielsen is a librarian, an instructional designer, and a VW van lover. He has an MSLS with emphasis in Public Libraries from the University of Kentucky and a MS in Instructional Psychology and Technology with emphasis in Design from BYU. He has worked in both public and academic libraries. Currently he oversees the Software Training Lab at BYU’s Harold B. Lee Library.

Ben loves travel, photography, skateboarding, and bouldering. He currently lives in Utah with his wife and two daughters. You can reach out to Ben at



CALL Training Partner for this Event: PCI Webinars

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Enrollment Statement

I understand that a space will be reserved for me in this learning opportunity at a cost to CALL, and if I am unable to attend this learning opportunity, I will cancel my enrollment as soon as possible and before the start date. 

Recording in CALL Academy

The recording for this session will be made available in CALL Academy approximately one week after delivery.