Creative information services at the public libraries of Istanbul
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CitationAltay, A , Tekin, A . (2016). Creative Information Services at the Public Libraries of Istanbul. Journal of Balkan Libraries Union, 4 (1), 8-11. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/jblu/issue/27675/291692
Today, when the library using habits decrease day by day, public libraries need to adapt to daily shifting conditions in order to reach their aims and continue their existences. If public libraries could foresee the changes and start them, they would be the Avant-garde institutions of their societies. Within this context, it is very important for public library staff, particularly the executors and librarians, to generate innovation by uncovering their creative energies. Defined as the producing originality in a field, creativity exists in every person and is a perfectible feature. It is possible to say that the individual, organization and society to be beneficial by treating the created innovations and converting them into society’s benefit. Undoubtedly, it can be provided via public libraries’ creative, innovative and entrepreneur organizational structure and operation. In this study, creativity is analyzed by searching answers for the question why public libraries should canalize to creative services. Additionally, by addressing to Istanbul’s situation, examples of the creative information services held at the public libraries of Istanbul is presented.