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  • 1. Discover,  Explore,  Play,  Learn,  Love:   encouraging  a  culture  of  experimenta:on MPPL  Staff  In-­‐Service  Day Taming  the  Technophobe   Friday, May 2, 14
  • 2. Who Am I? • Dr.Anthony Molaro • Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University • Twitter.com/infoactivist • informationactivist.com Friday, May 2, 14
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  • 4. • But before we begin • Once upon a time... Friday, May 2, 14
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  • 12. The present moment is a precious moment. It is a moment that has never existed before and will never exist again. The most amazing thing is that just one moment can change your life. Just a few moments can lead to a movement. Friday, May 2, 14
  • 13. Loving new technology, programs and services is the end of a process. In this session we will walk through the five steps of experimentation spending time on each of the steps: discovery, exploration, playing, learning and loving (or hating). We will focus on technology tools that improve services to our library members, but this session will apply equally for face-to-face interactions as well as virtual interactions. Friday, May 2, 14
  • 14. • Interspersed within my talk will be some group activities Friday, May 2, 14
  • 15. Why • Why do we do group activities? • Learning theory • Fitness Friday, May 2, 14
  • 16. You Just Have To Do It Friday, May 2, 14
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  • 18. Mental Models Friday, May 2, 14
  • 19. Thumb Wrestling Friday, May 2, 14
  • 20. • Debrief Friday, May 2, 14
  • 21. Mental Models • Are deeply ingrained beliefs, myths, stories about how the world works • They are often invisible • But directly affect our actions Friday, May 2, 14
  • 22. Organizational Mental Models • Organizations have mental models too • As organizations age and grow the mental models become further entrenched • Organizational structures and individual thinking becomes more rigid Friday, May 2, 14
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  • 24. A Few Examples • Higher circulation is better • Bigger salaries are better • Libraries shouldn’t charge for materials • Library websites are important/vital necessary • I don’t even know where to begin with technology • A Ph.D. makes me smart Friday, May 2, 14
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  • 26. • Mental models are neither inherently good or bad; right or wrong • They simply are • The goal is to increase awareness of them Friday, May 2, 14
  • 27. Exercise • One of the simplest exercises to do when approaching a new technology tool is to list our assumptions about it Friday, May 2, 14
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  • 29. It  is  not  just  about  technology hDp://goldennetwork.net/blog/wp-­‐content/uploads/2010/08/800px-­‐IPad_iPhone_MacBook_Pro.jpg Friday, May 2, 14
  • 30. Its  about  you  crea:ng hDp://dcist.com/aDachments/akkleis/29SEP2010ArtsAgenda.jpg Friday, May 2, 14
  • 31. Its  about  you  make  connec:ons hDp://www.mta.info/mta/news/releases/images/TriboroughMTAB&T.bw.jpg Friday, May 2, 14
  • 32. Why is this important? Friday, May 2, 14
  • 33. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Military_laser_experiment.jpg Experimenting Friday, May 2, 14
  • 34. Rube Goldberg Machine Friday, May 2, 14
  • 35. If you don’t succeed, try, try again! Friday, May 2, 14
  • 36. The Process • Step 1: Discovery • Step 2: Explore • Step 3: Play • Step 4: Learn • Step 5: Love Friday, May 2, 14
  • 37. http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/arsgera/arsgera1003/arsgera100300082/6605355-discover-the-world--silhouette-of-man-holding-globe-in-the-darkness.jpg Step 1: Discovery Friday, May 2, 14
  • 38. http://www.flickr.com/photos/redwerewolf/3784166988/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Friday, May 2, 14
  • 39. http://ecompunk.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/glasses.jpg?w=330&h=330 How do you discover? Friday, May 2, 14
  • 40. http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/stodmeister/OpenYourMind.jpg Friday, May 2, 14
  • 41. • Opening your mind is about removing “noise” • Emotional noise “I’m not good enough” • The internal dialogue within all of us • Attentive noise or distraction Friday, May 2, 14
  • 42. • Hippie Alert Hippie Alert: Danger Touchy Feely Ahead Friday, May 2, 14
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  • 47. Let’s Try It Friday, May 2, 14
  • 48. http://poetichome.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/poetic-home-antique-key.jpg Unlock your heart Friday, May 2, 14
  • 49. hDp://cfile202.uf.daum.net/image/123B4A1B4CC7C09177DFD0 Speak Listen Conversation Friday, May 2, 14
  • 50. Read hDp://kcya.lazarusgroup.com/userfiles/image/KCYA%20TA%27s/book.jpg Friday, May 2, 14
  • 51. http://www.wildexhibition.com/photos/meerkat.jpg Scan the horizon Friday, May 2, 14
  • 52. Favorite Library Folks • Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers • David Lankes • Beck Tench (Deputized a librarian) • Eli Neiburger • Everybody at Darien Library (CT.) Friday, May 2, 14
  • 53. Favorites • Pew Internet Studies • Horizon Reports • Digital Shift (Library Journal) • Wired Magazine • Lifehacker.com • Cnet.com • Apple & Google Friday, May 2, 14
  • 54. A Word of Caution Friday, May 2, 14
  • 55. hDp://plas:cweight.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/infographic_02.jpg 1 zettabyte = 1,000,000,000 terabytes That’s 11.5 terabytes for every man, woman, and child. Friday, May 2, 14
  • 56. hDp://www.techclarify.com/wp-­‐content/uploads/2010/12/ledtv.jpg “As  much  as  our  television,  radios,  and  movie   theaters  would  have  us  believe  otherwise,   informa:on  consump:on  is  as  ac:ve  an   experience  as  ea:ng  is;  in  order  for  us  to  live   healthy  lives,  we  must  move  our  informa:on   consump:on  habits  from  the  passive   background  of  channel  surfing  into  the   foreground  of  conscious  selec:on.”           -­‐  Informa:on  Diet Friday, May 2, 14
  • 57. hDp://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/305/8/2/wholed_the_world__by_ajtello4-­‐d31zvd3.png It’s there, waiting to be discovered Friday, May 2, 14
  • 58. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kReeD5zZfo0/TwaA-E0xEAI/AAAAAAAAB6Q/J4YnhkGAa_A/s1600/explore.jpg Step 2: Explore Friday, May 2, 14
  • 59. http://teamaltman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/IP-Rights.jpg It is intellectual Friday, May 2, 14
  • 60. http://brutalgamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/baby-ipad.jpg Just chew on the idea Friday, May 2, 14
  • 61. http://niblett.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/square_peg_in_round_hole_2.jpg How does this fit what you already know Friday, May 2, 14
  • 62. • Will this benefit library members? • Will they use it? • Who else can provide it? • Will this benefit the library organization? • Will this benefit me? • Do you think this will last more than 5 minutes? Questions to ask Friday, May 2, 14
  • 63. http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/12/1294/HY5O000Z/posters/explore.jpg Its better to explore together Friday, May 2, 14
  • 64. http://suzyqscraps.com/images/creativity_beakid.jpg Step 3: Play Friday, May 2, 14
  • 65. Zen parable man on horse Friday, May 2, 14
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  • 69. http://headoverheels.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/davelee_ritual.gif Create a technology ritual Friday, May 2, 14
  • 70. http://lightpaintingphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/centar.jpg Play— the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving. -Henry Jenkins Friday, May 2, 14
  • 71. http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/199397/2/stock-photo-199397-try-try-try-again.jpg Play is about trying something new Friday, May 2, 14
  • 72. http://strollersview.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/060702-06-Cam-Aren-playdate.jpg Have a play date Friday, May 2, 14
  • 73. http://kk.org/ct2/31game.2-650.jpg It can be scary and fun at the same time Friday, May 2, 14
  • 74. http://s686.photobucket.com/albums/vv223/neffie_photos/Cutie%20Cats/?action=view&current=cat-computer-4.jpg&newest=1 Sometimes you just have to pick it up with wide-eyes Friday, May 2, 14
  • 75. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ROuKTBrEk_Q/TUdInGnW8AI/AAAAAAAAAeE/PybtI2lik9w/s1600/try+again.jpg Even if you fail the first time Friday, May 2, 14
  • 76. Questions to ask • Is it easy to use? • Can I train staff to use it? • Can I train library members to use it? • Can it be integrated into our current offerings? • How does it fit? Friday, May 2, 14
  • 77. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Man_playing_dobro.jpg “Play is the basis for cultivating imagination and innovation.” -Thomas & Brown Friday, May 2, 14
  • 78. http://www.greekshares.com/uploads/image/investing_dictionary_139.jpg Step 4: Learn Friday, May 2, 14
  • 79. http://www.ee.duke.edu/files/ece/front_acq.jpg One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try. -Aristotle Friday, May 2, 14
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  • 81. hDp://nthl.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/get-­‐up1.jpg Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience. Knowledge results from the combination of grasping experience and transforming it. - Kolb Friday, May 2, 14
  • 82. Keep a technology journal hDp://www.coelhovoador.com.br/fotos_fundo/fundo_23.jpg Friday, May 2, 14
  • 83. Make it fun with badges Friday, May 2, 14
  • 84. Step 5: Love it (or hate it) Friday, May 2, 14
  • 85. http://jootix.com/upload/DesktopWallpapers/cache/book-and-heart-book-heart-love-2560x1920.jpg Love is a matter of the heart Friday, May 2, 14
  • 86. http://saysthemagpie.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/51-main-avec-sphere-reflectante-1935.jpg Reflection Friday, May 2, 14
  • 87. http://www.thermblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/love_people1.png I don’t love technology. I love what technology does for people. Friday, May 2, 14
  • 88. http://hrcouncil.ca/images/training_figure1.gif This is what we’ve actually been talking about. Friday, May 2, 14
  • 89. Advice Friday, May 2, 14
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  • 91. Don’t  worry hDp://www.sDhomas.edu/law/library/images/otherlibrarycatalogs.jpg Friday, May 2, 14
  • 92. hDp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-­‐fCE-­‐BG-­‐UXng/TqVVuLNye6I/AAAAAAAAD3c/l7Ieiyrq4iU/s1600/be_kind.jpg Friday, May 2, 14
  • 93. hDps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-­‐BuvByMXbGHk/TYcLce2Yu9I/AAAAAAAABZo/lhTrGEBtDFA/IMG_2976.jpg Libraries  are  Kitchens   (Richard  Kong  at  AHML) Friday, May 2, 14
  • 94. hDp://specialforkblog.com/wp-­‐content/uploads/2011/11/Kitchen-­‐Tools-­‐5.jpg We  provide  them  with  all  the  tools  and  training  to  be  their  own  producers Friday, May 2, 14
  • 95. Google Example Google engineers are given 20% of their time to work on projects that personally excite them. Ask your boss to give you 2 hours per week to experiment. Friday, May 2, 14
  • 96. Focus on Amateur Development Friday, May 2, 14
  • 97. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G3zC9XffBWY/TglEXq_yIrI/AAAAAAAAKCI/KrPTSvyyyQw/s1600/5.JPG What happened to this? Friday, May 2, 14
  • 98. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dvUD2xbA-A0/Tg2HtNqVVEI/AAAAAAAAC9Y/gdi6tdaZvXE/s1600/Happy+Dance+2.jpg Friday, May 2, 14
  • 99. http://dogs.thefuntimesguide.com/images/blogs/dog-birthday-party-by-sheepguardingllama.jpg Have a failure party Friday, May 2, 14
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  • 102. On Change: Friday, May 2, 14
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  • 109. Once upon a time... Friday, May 2, 14
  • 110. Even now, as adults, there’s something in most of us that perks up and starts to listen when we hear those words.We love stories.And stories have always served important functions for us.They bring us together and reinforce our sense of community.They engage, amuse, enthrall, and titillate.And they teach: throughout history, before most people could read and write, stories, told by firesides and in village gatherings, were the mechanism by which we handed down laws and values, religions and taboos, knowledge and wisdom. Fast Company (November 15, 2012) Friday, May 2, 14
  • 111. 105 Blue Buckets hDp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_b6Ldus1eZ_Y/S-­‐0z4BNGS2I/AAAAAAAAAsY/oiSVSCSn9pc/s1600/blue+bucket.jpg Friday, May 2, 14