Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Design thinking is a creative problem-solving approach that uses mindsets and principles like building empathetic understanding to identify problems; ideating and prototyping to develop solutions; and iterating solutions through implementation and modification. Libraries of all types are increasingly using these methods to improve library spaces and services and support increased community engagement. But how does one learn to be a “design thinker”? Design thinking is not traditionally included in MLIS programs. This panel of library educators will discuss how they are incorporating design thinking in their courses and curricula to foster the creative problem-solving mindset called for in future librarians.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, Center for the Future of Libraries
Meeting Type: Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Cost: Included with full conference registration.