Illuminating Information Creating: Using the "Four C" Model of Creativity as a Lens for ILS

Leslie Thompson


Information creating is understudied in the ILS field. This paper introduces the interdisciplinary “Four C”
Model of Creativity (Kaufman & Beghetto, 2009) and begins to employ it as a lens for conceptualizing
and approaching information-creating research. The “Four C” model distinguishes four main types or
modes of creativity. When translated into ILS, the model serves as a platform for aggregating information-creating
research, synthesizing across it, recognizing gaps in it, and growing this research area overall.

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