The Think Outside tool is a bookmark for library staff that contains eleven prompts that are on a scale from the safest to the most adventurous. It encourages and gives staff permission to leave the library or their normal job roles and do something different that might give them some new ideas.

The inspiration from the bookmark came from Julie Bell, the Head of Libraries at Lancashire County Council, who talked about the ways that staff could stay creative and motivated in a time of change for libraries. Julie is sharing the bookmarks with library staff across Lancashire