Creating       a Culture of       Innovation     in Your Library            &       Community           Heather Braum    M...
Disclaimers              Source: http://goo.gl/zNS1N
I’m not an expert
You are.
(most) Images under Creative Commons       license
Examples from all  over AND outsidethe library profession
Why are we here?
innovation trend              Source: http://goo.gl/a6Shp
But why?
reality          Source: http://goo.gl/B7CWg
the only constant              Source: http://goo.gl/mwxlp
questioning              Source: http://goo.gl/fdXFZ
is this the future?                Source: http://goo.gl/O3LkG
our future             Source: http://goo.gl/rytRn
community            Source: http://goo.gl/a0vEq
Rich Harwood      Source: http://workofhope.theharwoodinstitute.org/
Dr. R. David Lankes         Sources: http://goo.gl/wovf4 and http://goo.gl/KByz7
Source: http://www.newlibrarianship.org/wordpress/
several pieces             Source: http://goo.gl/L1Igz
YouTube Video:    http://goo.gl/Tu4bMChange in perspective
What is Innovation?  The dictionary says....
something new or differentintroduction of new things ormethods                             Source: dictionary.com
That’s really helpful...                  Source: http://goo.gl/KwbgP
What do others say?
Innovation is....“Adding value”“frosting”“not original intent”“amaze” & “astonish”“free to explore, use” develop, question...
Innovation is....“a twisted idea -- a new approach that you feellike YOU should have come up with -- thatchanges the way a...
Another take           Source: http://goo.gl/Ja4ZM
“Innovation will provide us  with not just delightful gadgetry but solutions to     our problems and    inspiration for ou...
Your definitions?Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
Who can innovate?
InnovativeOrganizations
Apple        Source: www.apple.com
Google         Source: www.google.com
Amazon         Source: www.amazon.com
Zappos         Source: www.zappos.com
NASA/JPL      Source: www.nasa.gov & www.jpl.nasa.gov
Cheezburger Network             Source: icanhas.cheezburger.com
Open Courseware              Source: ocw.mit.edu
Innovative Libraries
AnyThink Libraries             Source: www.anythinklibraries.org
NYPL Labs            Source: menus.nypl.org
NCSU Libraries             Source: library.ncsu.edu
Kinsley Public Library                 Source: http://goo.gl/nhZvx
Salina Public Library                 Source: http://goo.gl/Tj0rT
IndependencePublic Library             Source: http://goo.gl/GoQQn
Northeast Kansas Library System             Source: http://goo.gl/d73xe
Other innovative  organizations?public library examples? Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
Innovative Ideas
The Internet               Source: http://goo.gl/tJFQD
Photography & Perspective           Source: http://goo.gl/5H1A1
Memestextsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com &                             mckaylaisnotimpressed.tumblr.com
iPod(and its headphones)                Source: http://goo.gl/QQT20
Open...          Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
TED... Ideas worth   spreading               Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
AIDS & video gamers               Source: http://goo.gl/krbyd
Navajo Code Talkers               Source: http://goo.gl/JlSva
Pumpkin Trash bags              Source: http://goo.gl/oPwh3
News-                                                                         Radio                                     Fi...
Zipper                                     Sticky                                       Poptabs                           ...
Basketball             Source: http://goo.gl/59iSw
Unconferences            Source: http://goo.gl/ITyDl
MakeShop & Fred Rogers                  Photos by Heather
Community-built parks: imagined by the kids                  Source: personal photo
Innovative Examples    in Libraries
Buildings    & Spaces
A Free Public Library                Source: http://goo.gl/yUxsd
Converting Old into New                 Source: http://goo.gl/p4lpf
[old] underground library     Minneapolis, MN                   Source: http://goo.gl/Txklk
LibraryParking Garage            Source: http://goo.gl/4AM5
No Dewey           Source: http://goo.gl/5h2wx
Bookstore Model             Source: http://goo.gl/O65bM
empty shelveselectronic only             Source: http://goo.gl/H7dck
Food & Drink           Source: http://goo.gl/3r2S7
Tech Central @ Cleveland PL             Source: http://goo.gl/sLXps
Maker Spaces        Source: http://goo.gl/tKQCH and Facebook
Art Gallery     Source: photo courtesy of morrillpubliclibrary on Flickr
Idea Box           Source: http://goo.gl/q59zQ
Digital Learning Labs           Source: photo courtesy of juggernautco on Flickr
Library hours            Source: http://goo.gl/BXLve
Safe Place             Source: http://goo.gl/TXozq
Programming      &   Classes
The impossible         Source: photo courtesy of Wayne Rhodus
Creative Budgets             Source: http://goo.gl/XPzQz
Community Education          Source: photos courtesy of Salina Public Library
Library Makers            Source: http://goo.gl/kPJkD
Job Help           Source: http://goo.gl/NJ1Cx
Language Learning              Source: http://goo.gl/Q8Rse
Dogs + Kids +Reading @ the Library              Source: http://www.kclibrary.org/kids
Traveling Exhibits        Source: Kansas Humanities Council, http://goo.gl/3AqWc
Performances      Source: photo courtesy of theunquietlibrary on Flickr
Stuffed animal  sleepover         Source: Lawrence Public Library Facebook
Legos at theLibrary  Source: http://goo.gl/q3YUZ
Communityconversations            Source: http://goo.gl/UpzNY
Speed/Blind Dating             Source: Lawrence PL Facebook Page
Technology      &Digital World
Systems, Gadgets, &   Wires, Oh My!               Source: http://goo.gl/SoZ1G
Koha       Source: http://goo.gl/aY553
Collections
Checking out...cakepans, bikes, tools                 Source: http://goo.gl/KsCiU
Checking out....American Girl dolls               Source: http://goo.gl/Noe7h
Seed Library      Sources: http://goo.gl/uYNF8 & http://goo.gl/F4jdc
Human Library            Source: http://goo.gl/erkkz
LibraryYOU             Source: http://goo.gl/me7bW
@IArtLibrariesLibrary as Incubator                 Source: http://goo.gl/1RmSC
Library Cats               Source: http://goo.gl/f8kFf
Communication
Talking with patrons                Source: http://goo.gl/af7wL
Jonesboro Library   Marketing              Source: http://goo.gl/EUU4Q
Branding           Source: http://goo.gl/l33jn
YouTube Video:  http://goo.gl/DQkuVideo spoofs: BYU
Shared Qualities of Innovation
YouTube Video:http://goo.gl/oVpzAJack Andraka
Your Observations?   Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
Enthusiasm
Personal
Curious
Tenacious
Begging forForgiveness, not  Permission
Luck
Mashed up
Support
Resolute
Caring
Problem-Solver
Partnerships
Trust
Collaboration
Failure isn’t the end                 Source: http://goo.gl/oxFC8
How do youbegin to innovate?
The Five Whys        Source: http://goo.gl/g9yNo & Diana Weaver
The Jefferson  Memorial            Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
Name a problem            Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
Ask Why          Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
Get an Answer           Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
Ask Why about THAT              Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
Repeat 5 times            Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
Think like a startup       Source: Think like a startup, Brian Mathews, http://goo.gl/uQ1eE
Ask:what if...?  Source: Think like a startup, Brian Mathews, http://goo.gl/uQ1eE
Do the opposite...1.   Be afraid. Be very afraid2.   Remind yourself of all the times that you failed3.   Never waste time...
Do the opposite...6.   Always defer to authority7.   Don’t ask stupid any questions8.   Always listen to your inner critic...
Ask:What business are you in? Source: Marketing Myopia, Theodore Levitt, Harvard Business Review, 1960
Your ideas forinnovation methods?  Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
Idea Sources
Your Community
Your Colleagues
Other Librarians
Other Professions
Conferences
Webinars
Online Networks
Taking a Walk
TEDwww.ted.com
Pinterest            Source: http://goo.gl/t0vzx
Brian Mathews            Source: http://goo.gl/avZwK
The Heart of Innovation                 Source: http://goo.gl/tmKF4
Lifehacker             Source: http://goo.gl/3p8r
A brief PSAabout grants...
Where do we go?
“Librarians” canchange the world           Source: From the R(squared) conference,
YouTube Video:  http://goo.gl/XEemj  Special thanks to Buffy Hamilton & Helen Blowers for this idea. “Librarians” canchang...
Another take               Source: http://goo.gl/b3JDj
Readings
Further ReadingThis reading list will be available in a printableformat -- see the presentation link on yourhandout for th...
Further ReadingAdapt: why success always starts with failure(Harford)Steal like an artist: 10 things nobody told youabout ...
Further ReadingThe art of innovation (Kelley)Change the culture, change the game (Connors)The other side of innovation: so...
Further ReadingStart with why (Sinek)To sell is human (Pink)The work of hope (Harwood)Enchantment: The art of changing hea...
Further ReadingMarketing Myopia (Levitt), Harvard BusinessReview, 1960Think like a startup (Mathews), http://goo.gl/uQ1eEF...
Further ReadingThe Atlas of New Librarianship (Lankes)Expect More (Lankes)Participatory Culture, Participatory Libraries(F...
The end....              ...radioactive               cat took over                         Photos by Heather
Contact mePresentation Information: http://goo.gl/hlf4zLinks list: http://goo.gl/WD0PAContact information:  Email: hbraum@...
Questions to consider1.Who is your library’s/job’scommunity?2.What are their needs, theiraspirations, their dreams?3. How ...
More questions to consider1.What is an dream YOU have for yourlibrary’s community?2. How might you achieve that dream?
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  1. 1. Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Library & Community Heather Braum Montgomery County MemorialLibrary System Staff Day, March 2013 Sources: http://goo.gl/qhdnv & http://goo.gl/Txklk
  2. 2. Disclaimers Source: http://goo.gl/zNS1N
  3. 3. I’m not an expert
  4. 4. You are.
  5. 5. (most) Images under Creative Commons license
  6. 6. Examples from all over AND outsidethe library profession
  7. 7. Why are we here?
  8. 8. innovation trend Source: http://goo.gl/a6Shp
  9. 9. But why?
  10. 10. reality Source: http://goo.gl/B7CWg
  11. 11. the only constant Source: http://goo.gl/mwxlp
  12. 12. questioning Source: http://goo.gl/fdXFZ
  13. 13. is this the future? Source: http://goo.gl/O3LkG
  14. 14. our future Source: http://goo.gl/rytRn
  15. 15. community Source: http://goo.gl/a0vEq
  16. 16. Rich Harwood Source: http://workofhope.theharwoodinstitute.org/
  17. 17. Dr. R. David Lankes Sources: http://goo.gl/wovf4 and http://goo.gl/KByz7
  18. 18. Source: http://www.newlibrarianship.org/wordpress/
  19. 19. several pieces Source: http://goo.gl/L1Igz
  20. 20. YouTube Video: http://goo.gl/Tu4bMChange in perspective
  21. 21. What is Innovation? The dictionary says....
  22. 22. something new or differentintroduction of new things ormethods Source: dictionary.com
  23. 23. That’s really helpful... Source: http://goo.gl/KwbgP
  24. 24. What do others say?
  25. 25. Innovation is....“Adding value”“frosting”“not original intent”“amaze” & “astonish”“free to explore, use” develop, questionasking “what if”... Special thanks to colleagues who gave definitions
  26. 26. Innovation is....“a twisted idea -- a new approach that you feellike YOU should have come up with -- thatchanges the way a culture thinks or works”“ignores standards or status quo”“focuses on form/function in a new way that isdisruptive (in a good way)”“a twist on a simple concept” Special thanks to colleagues who gave definitions
  27. 27. Another take Source: http://goo.gl/Ja4ZM
  28. 28. “Innovation will provide us with not just delightful gadgetry but solutions to our problems and inspiration for our dreams.” --Google CEO Larry Page Source: Wired Magazine, http://goo.gl/qzeTz
  29. 29. Your definitions?Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
  30. 30. Who can innovate?
  31. 31. InnovativeOrganizations
  32. 32. Apple Source: www.apple.com
  33. 33. Google Source: www.google.com
  34. 34. Amazon Source: www.amazon.com
  35. 35. Zappos Source: www.zappos.com
  36. 36. NASA/JPL Source: www.nasa.gov & www.jpl.nasa.gov
  37. 37. Cheezburger Network Source: icanhas.cheezburger.com
  38. 38. Open Courseware Source: ocw.mit.edu
  39. 39. Innovative Libraries
  40. 40. AnyThink Libraries Source: www.anythinklibraries.org
  41. 41. NYPL Labs Source: menus.nypl.org
  42. 42. NCSU Libraries Source: library.ncsu.edu
  43. 43. Kinsley Public Library Source: http://goo.gl/nhZvx
  44. 44. Salina Public Library Source: http://goo.gl/Tj0rT
  45. 45. IndependencePublic Library Source: http://goo.gl/GoQQn
  46. 46. Northeast Kansas Library System Source: http://goo.gl/d73xe
  47. 47. Other innovative organizations?public library examples? Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
  48. 48. Innovative Ideas
  49. 49. The Internet Source: http://goo.gl/tJFQD
  50. 50. Photography & Perspective Source: http://goo.gl/5H1A1
  51. 51. Memestextsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com & mckaylaisnotimpressed.tumblr.com
  52. 52. iPod(and its headphones) Source: http://goo.gl/QQT20
  53. 53. Open... Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  54. 54. TED... Ideas worth spreading Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  55. 55. AIDS & video gamers Source: http://goo.gl/krbyd
  56. 56. Navajo Code Talkers Source: http://goo.gl/JlSva
  57. 57. Pumpkin Trash bags Source: http://goo.gl/oPwh3
  58. 58. News- Radio Film papers Source: http://goo.gl/40gDU Source: http://goo.gl/fQPYN Source: http://goo.gl/AA4Cz Jazz TV Phone Source: http://goo.gl/77K1t Source: http://goo.gl/0dnt1 Source: http://goo.gl/fQPYN Online Video Social Video games Networks Source: http://goo.gl/u5haI Source: http://goo.gl/XTHzh Source: http://goo.gl/shtj6Mass Media & Entertainment
  59. 59. Zipper Sticky Poptabs Notes Source: http://goo.gl/LAVvo Source: http://goo.gl/wDuX7 Source: http://goo.gl/tD43M SiliconRoomba Valley... Source: http://goo.gl/875Px Source: http://goo.gl/fQPYN Air Colored Printing Plane Plastic Press Source: http://goo.gl/o8f6i Source: http://goo.gl/QrNpe Source: http://goo.gl/aRYLX Inventions...
  60. 60. Basketball Source: http://goo.gl/59iSw
  61. 61. Unconferences Source: http://goo.gl/ITyDl
  62. 62. MakeShop & Fred Rogers Photos by Heather
  63. 63. Community-built parks: imagined by the kids Source: personal photo
  64. 64. Innovative Examples in Libraries
  65. 65. Buildings & Spaces
  66. 66. A Free Public Library Source: http://goo.gl/yUxsd
  67. 67. Converting Old into New Source: http://goo.gl/p4lpf
  68. 68. [old] underground library Minneapolis, MN Source: http://goo.gl/Txklk
  69. 69. LibraryParking Garage Source: http://goo.gl/4AM5
  70. 70. No Dewey Source: http://goo.gl/5h2wx
  71. 71. Bookstore Model Source: http://goo.gl/O65bM
  72. 72. empty shelveselectronic only Source: http://goo.gl/H7dck
  73. 73. Food & Drink Source: http://goo.gl/3r2S7
  74. 74. Tech Central @ Cleveland PL Source: http://goo.gl/sLXps
  75. 75. Maker Spaces Source: http://goo.gl/tKQCH and Facebook
  76. 76. Art Gallery Source: photo courtesy of morrillpubliclibrary on Flickr
  77. 77. Idea Box Source: http://goo.gl/q59zQ
  78. 78. Digital Learning Labs Source: photo courtesy of juggernautco on Flickr
  79. 79. Library hours Source: http://goo.gl/BXLve
  80. 80. Safe Place Source: http://goo.gl/TXozq
  81. 81. Programming & Classes
  82. 82. The impossible Source: photo courtesy of Wayne Rhodus
  83. 83. Creative Budgets Source: http://goo.gl/XPzQz
  84. 84. Community Education Source: photos courtesy of Salina Public Library
  85. 85. Library Makers Source: http://goo.gl/kPJkD
  86. 86. Job Help Source: http://goo.gl/NJ1Cx
  87. 87. Language Learning Source: http://goo.gl/Q8Rse
  88. 88. Dogs + Kids +Reading @ the Library Source: http://www.kclibrary.org/kids
  89. 89. Traveling Exhibits Source: Kansas Humanities Council, http://goo.gl/3AqWc
  90. 90. Performances Source: photo courtesy of theunquietlibrary on Flickr
  91. 91. Stuffed animal sleepover Source: Lawrence Public Library Facebook
  92. 92. Legos at theLibrary Source: http://goo.gl/q3YUZ
  93. 93. Communityconversations Source: http://goo.gl/UpzNY
  94. 94. Speed/Blind Dating Source: Lawrence PL Facebook Page
  95. 95. Technology &Digital World
  96. 96. Systems, Gadgets, & Wires, Oh My! Source: http://goo.gl/SoZ1G
  97. 97. Koha Source: http://goo.gl/aY553
  98. 98. Collections
  99. 99. Checking out...cakepans, bikes, tools Source: http://goo.gl/KsCiU
  100. 100. Checking out....American Girl dolls Source: http://goo.gl/Noe7h
  101. 101. Seed Library Sources: http://goo.gl/uYNF8 & http://goo.gl/F4jdc
  102. 102. Human Library Source: http://goo.gl/erkkz
  103. 103. LibraryYOU Source: http://goo.gl/me7bW
  104. 104. @IArtLibrariesLibrary as Incubator Source: http://goo.gl/1RmSC
  105. 105. Library Cats Source: http://goo.gl/f8kFf
  106. 106. Communication
  107. 107. Talking with patrons Source: http://goo.gl/af7wL
  108. 108. Jonesboro Library Marketing Source: http://goo.gl/EUU4Q
  109. 109. Branding Source: http://goo.gl/l33jn
  110. 110. YouTube Video: http://goo.gl/DQkuVideo spoofs: BYU
  111. 111. Shared Qualities of Innovation
  112. 112. YouTube Video:http://goo.gl/oVpzAJack Andraka
  113. 113. Your Observations? Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
  114. 114. Enthusiasm
  115. 115. Personal
  116. 116. Curious
  117. 117. Tenacious
  118. 118. Begging forForgiveness, not Permission
  119. 119. Luck
  120. 120. Mashed up
  121. 121. Support
  122. 122. Resolute
  123. 123. Caring
  124. 124. Problem-Solver
  125. 125. Partnerships
  126. 126. Trust
  127. 127. Collaboration
  128. 128. Failure isn’t the end Source: http://goo.gl/oxFC8
  129. 129. How do youbegin to innovate?
  130. 130. The Five Whys Source: http://goo.gl/g9yNo & Diana Weaver
  131. 131. The Jefferson Memorial Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  132. 132. Name a problem Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  133. 133. Ask Why Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  134. 134. Get an Answer Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  135. 135. Ask Why about THAT Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  136. 136. Repeat 5 times Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  137. 137. Think like a startup Source: Think like a startup, Brian Mathews, http://goo.gl/uQ1eE
  138. 138. Ask:what if...? Source: Think like a startup, Brian Mathews, http://goo.gl/uQ1eE
  139. 139. Do the opposite...1. Be afraid. Be very afraid2. Remind yourself of all the times that you failed3. Never waste time. Stay constantly busy4. Always try to fit in. -- don’t rock the boat5. Stick to what you know Source: How to stifle your creativity in 10 easy steps (Lifehack): http://goo.gl/p03v9
  140. 140. Do the opposite...6. Always defer to authority7. Don’t ask stupid any questions8. Always listen to your inner critic9. Leave thinking to the experts10. Keep it simple, stupid Source: How to stifle your creativity in 10 easy steps (Lifehack): http://goo.gl/p03v9
  141. 141. Ask:What business are you in? Source: Marketing Myopia, Theodore Levitt, Harvard Business Review, 1960
  142. 142. Your ideas forinnovation methods? Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
  143. 143. Idea Sources
  144. 144. Your Community
  145. 145. Your Colleagues
  146. 146. Other Librarians
  147. 147. Other Professions
  148. 148. Conferences
  149. 149. Webinars
  150. 150. Online Networks
  151. 151. Taking a Walk
  152. 152. TEDwww.ted.com
  153. 153. Pinterest Source: http://goo.gl/t0vzx
  154. 154. Brian Mathews Source: http://goo.gl/avZwK
  155. 155. The Heart of Innovation Source: http://goo.gl/tmKF4
  156. 156. Lifehacker Source: http://goo.gl/3p8r
  157. 157. A brief PSAabout grants...
  158. 158. Where do we go?
  159. 159. “Librarians” canchange the world Source: From the R(squared) conference,
  160. 160. YouTube Video: http://goo.gl/XEemj Special thanks to Buffy Hamilton & Helen Blowers for this idea. “Librarians” canchange the world
  161. 161. Another take Source: http://goo.gl/b3JDj
  162. 162. Readings
  163. 163. Further ReadingThis reading list will be available in a printableformat -- see the presentation link on yourhandout for the link!
  164. 164. Further ReadingAdapt: why success always starts with failure(Harford)Steal like an artist: 10 things nobody told youabout being creative (Kleon)Where good ideas come from: The naturalhistory of innovation (Johnson)The little black book of innovation: how it works;how to do it (Anthony)The myth of innovation (Berkun)
  165. 165. Further ReadingThe art of innovation (Kelley)Change the culture, change the game (Connors)The other side of innovation: solving theexecution challenge (Govindarajan)Taking people with you: the only way to makeBIG things happen (Novak)In pursuit of elegance (May)
  166. 166. Further ReadingStart with why (Sinek)To sell is human (Pink)The work of hope (Harwood)Enchantment: The art of changing hearts, mindsand actions (Kawasaki)
  167. 167. Further ReadingMarketing Myopia (Levitt), Harvard BusinessReview, 1960Think like a startup (Mathews), http://goo.gl/uQ1eEFresh copy: how Ursula Burns ReinventedXerox: http://goo.gl/ZFZ1m
  168. 168. Further ReadingThe Atlas of New Librarianship (Lankes)Expect More (Lankes)Participatory Culture, Participatory Libraries(Fisher) http://goo.gl/dl2WYLibraries and museums in an era of pariticpatoryculture (report) http://goo.gl/ZLY7BCultivating the Library as a Site of ParticipatoryCulture and Learning (B. Hamilton) http://goo.gl/l4NV2
  169. 169. The end.... ...radioactive cat took over Photos by Heather
  170. 170. Contact mePresentation Information: http://goo.gl/hlf4zLinks list: http://goo.gl/WD0PAContact information: Email: hbraum@gmail.com Twitter: @hbraum http://about.me/hbraum
  171. 171. Questions to consider1.Who is your library’s/job’scommunity?2.What are their needs, theiraspirations, their dreams?3. How could the library/your job areaserve its community better?
  172. 172. More questions to consider1.What is an dream YOU have for yourlibrary’s community?2. How might you achieve that dream?

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