#CreativeTuesdays: A Digital-Readiness Workshop for Libraries

A program of the Makerspace @ the Libraries, #CreativeTuesdays focuses on using tools and applications to create projects that foster creative thinking and behavior. In its first run, the sessions were held virtually from 16 March to 20 April 2021 through the conduct of an intensive digital readiness workshop for libraries. The workshop is a  joint venture of the DLSU Libraries’ American Corner Manila, Makerspace, and Social Engagement committees.

The workshop covered 11 learning sessions encompassing timely and relevant topics. Each participant was expected to submit a pre-determined output set forth by the trainers which were graded using a rubric. A  total of 816 attendees nationwide joined the first run of the workshop. 

Workshop schedule:

To recognize participants with the best output, one participant was selected for each output category and was given the "Most Creative Project” award. The recipients were as follows:

  1. Infographic/ Event Poster - Mr. Mark Bacordo of Jose Rizal Memorial State University, Dipolog Campus

  2. Discord Chat Server - Ms. Julie Ann Baylon of San Beda College Alabang

  3. One-minute Video Tutorial - May Corong of University of Batangas

  4. Subject Guide - Ma. Victoria Silva-Manuel of Quezon City Public Library

  5. Library Website Homepage with Suggest-a-Purchase Facility - Jennifer Comabig of San Beda University, Rizal

The workshop series concluded with a panel discussion titled How Are We Holding Up? Resilience and Innovation in Libraries held online last 20 April 2021. The invited discussants were Lauren Kipaan, Library Director of the Benguet State University Library, and Maria McCauley, Director of Libraries at the Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA. The discussion provided firsthand experiences from the discussants on the aspects of organizational resiliency and digital innovations in libraries.