Creative Thinking

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Impact Case Studies Database 

Case studies can be used to capture and summarise the outcome of interviews in an effective way. The information can be used for advocacy, marketing and promotion of LKS. [Last checked: 13/5/20]

Examples of Our Impact

Health librarians and knowledge specialists working closely with staff and organisations within the NHS and wider health sector bring tangible benefits, including savings in time, costs and better operational efficiency. [Last checked: 13/5/20]

Blog Posts

Libraries Taskforce

Creative thinking: tips and techniques for breaking out from the familiar! [Last checked: 13/5/20]

DropBox Business: Creative Thinking

How to introduce creative thinking, solve problems, and generate new ideas at work [Last checked: 12/6/20]

DropBox Business: Creativity

How to spark your creativity and come up with new ideas [Last checked: 12/6/20]

Essential Resources for Creativity

An article on Lifehack lists 163 techniques, as well as tips and books, on creativity and innovation thinking. [Last checked: 12/6/20]


Trainers’ Library

Creative Thinking course modules. The modules in this section provide creative exercises to help your participants understand creativity and how to nurture it. [Last checked: 12/6/20]


Making Creativity and Innovation Happen

Free online course from the Open University. The course focuses both on individual creativity – where it comes from and how it can be developed – as well as creativity and the related concept of innovation at an organisational level. It considers how organisations can more effectively tackle the challenges posed by creativity and innovation in order to be more successful. [Last checked: 12/6/20]



Wide range of skill-building resources to help you to become exceptionally effective and highly successful, transform into an inspirational manager and leader – and even become happier at work. [Last checked: 13/5/20]


Thinking creatively to solve problems 

An overview from ACT Academy/NHS Improvement. Outlines key tools to foster creative problem solving. [Last checked: 12/6/20]

Creativity Tools

Creativity tools from MindTools for developing creative solutions to business problems. [Last checked: 12/6/20]


TedTalks: Creativity

Where does creativity come from? How can you nurture your own? Watch TED Talks from creative people like Steve Jobs, architect Frank Gehry, designer Philippe Starck, writer Elizabeth Gilbert and more. [Last checked: 12/6/20]


Website from Paul Plsek – global leading author and consultant in creative thinking approaches. [Last checked: 12/6/20]