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Future Thinking In Libraries

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This was a presentation given at the California Library Association Annual Conference in 2008. It was designed to begin the conversation about creating organizations for innovation and action.

This was a presentation given at the California Library Association Annual Conference in 2008. It was designed to begin the conversation about creating organizations for innovation and action.

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  • 1. Future Thinking in Libraries How do we promote future thinking and innovation in our libraries? with Stacey Aldrich CLA 2008
  • 2. Quote “When it comes to the future, there are 3 kinds of people, those who let it happen, those who make it happen, those who wonder what happened.” John M. Richardson, Jr.
  • 3. Question When it comes to the future, which kind of person are you? A. one who lets it happen B. one who makes it happen C. one who wonders what happen
  • 4. Question How many of you work in organizations that have clear models and support for future thinking, innovation, and action?
  • 5. Question What are the challenges of creating an organization that is forward thinking and moving?
  • 6. Foundations Forward Motion Active Future Designers Clarity of Roles (jobs, decisions) Customer Service Strategic Plan Organizational Values Philosophy (direction) (how we work together) (How we serve) Communication Learning Method for Transparency & Tools Organizational Learning Feedback loop with Attitudes stakeholders Scarcity vs. abundance? Optimism vs. Pessimism
  • 7. Resource
  • 8. Preview of Foresight Maturity Model http://www.socialtechnologies.com Checkout the Social Technologies website to get a copy of the model and contact info.
  • 9. check out http://ideablah.blogspot.com
  • 10. THANK YOU! Find something cool? Please email me @ saldrich@library.ca.gov