Author ORCID Identifier
Neyda V. Gilman: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0447-1443
Jennifer K. Embree: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0028-8409
sustainability, academic libraries, libraries, creators, collections, sustainability education, SDGs
The image of a creator often brings to mind individuals that can take an abstract or unique idea and transform it into an impressive, tangible creation. Whether it’s an architect crafting a new building design, an artist painting on canvas, or an interior designer mapping out a new room layout, creators are generally seen as those who can formulate conceptual ideas that are then realized to showcase amazing ingenuity. In the world of higher education, this type of work is often first associated with disciplines like art, design, architecture, and engineering—fields where acts of “making,” “creating,” or “building” are integral to their purposes. However, this chapter invites readers to think beyond these more well-established creator fields to consider another field where creators are equally needed, supported, and produced: the field of sustainability and sustainable development.
This book chapter is part of Creators in the Academic Library: Collections and Spaces originally published by ACRL.
Embree, J.K & Gilman, N.V. (2023). "Creators for the Earth: The Academic Library’s Role in Supporting Sustainability Creators and Practitioners Across All Disciplines." Creators in the Academic Library, Volume II: Collections & Spaces. ACRL.
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