Volume 7 (December 2023) The DLIS at 50: Reflecting, Reshaping – Embracing the Future

Librarian as Creator

Petronetta Pierre-Robertson

Published 2024-06-27


  • academic librarians,
  • creative writing,
  • creativity,
  • domestic violence,
  • librarians and literary works,
  • roles of librarians,
  • librarians who write,
  • intimate partner violence,
  • sexual harassment,
  • street harassment
  • ...More


Through a reflective case study, the author explores how her creation and telling of stories served to provide information, convey messages, and raise awareness, about the issue of violence against women and girls. Her role as a librarian nurtured her creativity. She disseminated information from her creative works via roundtables, read-aloud activities, and presentations of the themes raised in her creative works, both face-to-face and online to students and the community. The author drew upon the literature in her discussion of how librarians may utilise creativity in the dissemination of information. She utilised Rolfe’s reflective model in her evaluation of the process. She concurs that the role and function of librarians can nurture creativity. As an interdisciplinary, third-space professional, she believes that writing creatively is not separate from her role as a librarian. She cited challenges encountered in writing and highlighted the significance of disseminating the works created and packaged by Librarians.