Computers in Libraries 2012                            Imagine and Dream BIG                                About Your Lib...
The Process:Standing in the FutureThe Steps:1.   Prep2.   InviteThe Cases: Libraries: public, academic, organizations Co...
Standing in the Future
“Vision  Statements……….are also themost overused, abused, and poorlywritten part of strategic planning you willever see.” ...
Steps: Prep
Steps: Prep
Steps: Prep
Steps: InviteStand in the future
Reassure: Dreams provide the Details
Designing isn’t word-smithing“Designers cannot be, by definition, pessimists. It justdoesn’t go with the job. We’re suppos...
Designing is a responsibility“Library Boards & staff when planning cannotbe, by definition, pessimists. It just doesn’t go...
Segment: Goals make Dreams Doable
Design your library’s future: Stand in that future                                          Page 1   Close your eyes. Pla...
THE CHANGE ENVISIONED   BARRIERS PREVENTING US FROM EVER               CHANGING      BARRIERS WE CAN CONTROLFACTORS CRITIC...
Design your library’s future page 2What makes this vision inspiring? What’s in it for people? For clients? Staff? Board? T...
Consider following up with:                  • Russell Ackoff’s, “Preparing for the                    Future through Idea...
Thanks!Let us know how you are doing;librariesareessential@comcast.netrebecca@dysartjones.com
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Imagine and dream big about your library

  1. 1. Computers in Libraries 2012 Imagine and Dream BIG About Your LibraryRebecca JonesDysart & Jones Associatesrebecca@dysartjones.com905.731.5836
  2. 2. The Process:Standing in the FutureThe Steps:1. Prep2. InviteThe Cases: Libraries: public, academic, organizations Corporate KM functions, Chamber of Commerce Associations
  3. 3. Standing in the Future
  4. 4. “Vision Statements……….are also themost overused, abused, and poorlywritten part of strategic planning you willever see.” Peter Wright’s http://www.planningbootcamp.com/
  5. 5. Steps: Prep
  6. 6. Steps: Prep
  7. 7. Steps: Prep
  8. 8. Steps: InviteStand in the future
  9. 9. Reassure: Dreams provide the Details
  10. 10. Designing isn’t word-smithing“Designers cannot be, by definition, pessimists. It justdoesn’t go with the job. We’re supposed to be defining thefuture, aren’t we? Richard Seymour, Optimistic Futurism in Interactions May-June 2008
  11. 11. Designing is a responsibility“Library Boards & staff when planning cannotbe, by definition, pessimists. It just doesn’t gowith the job. We’re supposed to be defining thefuture, aren’t we?
  12. 12. Segment: Goals make Dreams Doable
  13. 13. Design your library’s future: Stand in that future Page 1 Close your eyes. Place yourself in 2015 or 2016. Visualize the library, probing the details with these types of questions:  What does the library look like to you in 2015 or 2016? What is happening in the library?  How is the library engaged with the community or campus? Physically? Virtually?  What are people in the community or on campus saying about the library?  What are politicians and community leaders or faculty or management saying about the library?  What is staff saying about the library? What is staff doing, or how they engaged in the library, & with users?  How is the library impacting users? What has changed for the library since 2010? What is the same for the library? Consider users – services – spaces (virtual & physical) – Consider users – services – spaces (virtual & physical) – processes – etc. processes – etc.
  14. 14. THE CHANGE ENVISIONED BARRIERS PREVENTING US FROM EVER CHANGING BARRIERS WE CAN CONTROLFACTORS CRITICAL FOR THE CHANGE TO BE REALIZED STEPS THAT FOCUS ON WHAT’S CRITICAL & WHAT CAN BE CONTROLLED
  15. 15. Design your library’s future page 2What makes this vision inspiring? What’s in it for people? For clients? Staff? Board? The Community?Students? Faculty? Researchers? Management? Why will they want to be in that future state?  How does the new “changed situation” described in your vision align with or support priorities or programs within the municipality or city or band? Or campus? Or faculty areas?What barriers do you feel will prevent your vision from being realized? Which of these barriers to you have SOME control or TOTAL control over?What MUST be in place for your vision to be realized? T HE CHANGE ENVISIONED BARRIERS PREVENTING US FROM EVER CHANGING BARRIERS WE CAN CONTROL FACTORS CRITICAL FOR THE CHANGE TO BE REALIZEDWhat is 1 thing you can do now towards your vision? STEPS THAT FOCUS ON WHAT’S CRITICAL & WHAT CAN BE CONTROLLED
  16. 16. Consider following up with: • Russell Ackoff’s, “Preparing for the Future through Idealized Design” in Winter 2007 Rotman’s Business Journal
  17. 17. Thanks!Let us know how you are doing;librariesareessential@comcast.netrebecca@dysartjones.com
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