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Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Library and Community (Montgomery Co.)

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A presentation for the Montgomery County Library System (TX) staff day. Innovative ideas and changes in libraries and culture at large.

A presentation for the Montgomery County Library System (TX) staff day. Innovative ideas and changes in libraries and culture at large.

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  • 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. Disclaimers Source: http://goo.gl/zNS1N
  • 3. I’m not an expert
  • 4. You are.
  • 5. (most) Images under Creative Commons license
  • 6. Examples from all over AND outsidethe library profession
  • 7. Why are we here?
  • 8. innovation trend Source: http://goo.gl/a6Shp
  • 9. But why?
  • 10. reality Source: http://goo.gl/B7CWg
  • 11. the only constant Source: http://goo.gl/mwxlp
  • 12. questioning Source: http://goo.gl/fdXFZ
  • 13. is this the future? Source: http://goo.gl/O3LkG
  • 14. our future Source: http://goo.gl/rytRn
  • 15. community Source: http://goo.gl/a0vEq
  • 16. Rich Harwood Source: http://workofhope.theharwoodinstitute.org/
  • 17. Dr. R. David Lankes Sources: http://goo.gl/wovf4 and http://goo.gl/KByz7
  • 18. Source: http://www.newlibrarianship.org/wordpress/
  • 19. several pieces Source: http://goo.gl/L1Igz
  • 20. YouTube Video: http://goo.gl/Tu4bMChange in perspective
  • 21. What is Innovation? The dictionary says....
  • 22. something new or differentintroduction of new things ormethods Source: dictionary.com
  • 23. That’s really helpful... Source: http://goo.gl/KwbgP
  • 24. What do others say?
  • 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. 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. Another take Source: http://goo.gl/Ja4ZM
  • 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. Your definitions?Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
  • 30. Who can innovate?
  • 31. InnovativeOrganizations
  • 32. Apple Source: www.apple.com
  • 33. Google Source: www.google.com
  • 34. Amazon Source: www.amazon.com
  • 35. Zappos Source: www.zappos.com
  • 36. NASA/JPL Source: www.nasa.gov & www.jpl.nasa.gov
  • 37. Cheezburger Network Source: icanhas.cheezburger.com
  • 38. Open Courseware Source: ocw.mit.edu
  • 39. Innovative Libraries
  • 40. AnyThink Libraries Source: www.anythinklibraries.org
  • 41. NYPL Labs Source: menus.nypl.org
  • 42. NCSU Libraries Source: library.ncsu.edu
  • 43. Kinsley Public Library Source: http://goo.gl/nhZvx
  • 44. Salina Public Library Source: http://goo.gl/Tj0rT
  • 45. IndependencePublic Library Source: http://goo.gl/GoQQn
  • 46. Northeast Kansas Library System Source: http://goo.gl/d73xe
  • 47. Other innovative organizations?public library examples? Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
  • 48. Innovative Ideas
  • 49. The Internet Source: http://goo.gl/tJFQD
  • 50. Photography & Perspective Source: http://goo.gl/5H1A1
  • 51. Memestextsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com & mckaylaisnotimpressed.tumblr.com
  • 52. iPod(and its headphones) Source: http://goo.gl/QQT20
  • 53. Open... Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  • 54. TED... Ideas worth spreading Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  • 55. AIDS & video gamers Source: http://goo.gl/krbyd
  • 56. Navajo Code Talkers Source: http://goo.gl/JlSva
  • 57. Pumpkin Trash bags Source: http://goo.gl/oPwh3
  • 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. 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. Basketball Source: http://goo.gl/59iSw
  • 61. Unconferences Source: http://goo.gl/ITyDl
  • 62. MakeShop & Fred Rogers Photos by Heather
  • 63. Community-built parks: imagined by the kids Source: personal photo
  • 64. Innovative Examples in Libraries
  • 65. Buildings & Spaces
  • 66. A Free Public Library Source: http://goo.gl/yUxsd
  • 67. Converting Old into New Source: http://goo.gl/p4lpf
  • 68. [old] underground library Minneapolis, MN Source: http://goo.gl/Txklk
  • 69. LibraryParking Garage Source: http://goo.gl/4AM5
  • 70. No Dewey Source: http://goo.gl/5h2wx
  • 71. Bookstore Model Source: http://goo.gl/O65bM
  • 72. empty shelveselectronic only Source: http://goo.gl/H7dck
  • 73. Food & Drink Source: http://goo.gl/3r2S7
  • 74. Tech Central @ Cleveland PL Source: http://goo.gl/sLXps
  • 75. Maker Spaces Source: http://goo.gl/tKQCH and Facebook
  • 76. Art Gallery Source: photo courtesy of morrillpubliclibrary on Flickr
  • 77. Idea Box Source: http://goo.gl/q59zQ
  • 78. Digital Learning Labs Source: photo courtesy of juggernautco on Flickr
  • 79. Library hours Source: http://goo.gl/BXLve
  • 80. Safe Place Source: http://goo.gl/TXozq
  • 81. Programming & Classes
  • 82. The impossible Source: photo courtesy of Wayne Rhodus
  • 83. Creative Budgets Source: http://goo.gl/XPzQz
  • 84. Community Education Source: photos courtesy of Salina Public Library
  • 85. Library Makers Source: http://goo.gl/kPJkD
  • 86. Job Help Source: http://goo.gl/NJ1Cx
  • 87. Language Learning Source: http://goo.gl/Q8Rse
  • 88. Dogs + Kids +Reading @ the Library Source: http://www.kclibrary.org/kids
  • 89. Traveling Exhibits Source: Kansas Humanities Council, http://goo.gl/3AqWc
  • 90. Performances Source: photo courtesy of theunquietlibrary on Flickr
  • 91. Stuffed animal sleepover Source: Lawrence Public Library Facebook
  • 92. Legos at theLibrary Source: http://goo.gl/q3YUZ
  • 93. Communityconversations Source: http://goo.gl/UpzNY
  • 94. Speed/Blind Dating Source: Lawrence PL Facebook Page
  • 95. Technology &Digital World
  • 96. Systems, Gadgets, & Wires, Oh My! Source: http://goo.gl/SoZ1G
  • 97. Koha Source: http://goo.gl/aY553
  • 98. Collections
  • 99. Checking out...cakepans, bikes, tools Source: http://goo.gl/KsCiU
  • 100. Checking out....American Girl dolls Source: http://goo.gl/Noe7h
  • 101. Seed Library Sources: http://goo.gl/uYNF8 & http://goo.gl/F4jdc
  • 102. Human Library Source: http://goo.gl/erkkz
  • 103. LibraryYOU Source: http://goo.gl/me7bW
  • 104. @IArtLibrariesLibrary as Incubator Source: http://goo.gl/1RmSC
  • 105. Library Cats Source: http://goo.gl/f8kFf
  • 106. Communication
  • 107. Talking with patrons Source: http://goo.gl/af7wL
  • 108. Jonesboro Library Marketing Source: http://goo.gl/EUU4Q
  • 109. Branding Source: http://goo.gl/l33jn
  • 110. YouTube Video: http://goo.gl/DQkuVideo spoofs: BYU
  • 111. Shared Qualities of Innovation
  • 112. YouTube Video:http://goo.gl/oVpzAJack Andraka
  • 113. Your Observations? Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
  • 114. Enthusiasm
  • 115. Personal
  • 116. Curious
  • 117. Tenacious
  • 118. Begging forForgiveness, not Permission
  • 119. Luck
  • 120. Mashed up
  • 121. Support
  • 122. Resolute
  • 123. Caring
  • 124. Problem-Solver
  • 125. Partnerships
  • 126. Trust
  • 127. Collaboration
  • 128. Failure isn’t the end Source: http://goo.gl/oxFC8
  • 129. How do youbegin to innovate?
  • 130. The Five Whys Source: http://goo.gl/g9yNo & Diana Weaver
  • 131. The Jefferson Memorial Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  • 132. Name a problem Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  • 133. Ask Why Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  • 134. Get an Answer Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  • 135. Ask Why about THAT Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  • 136. Repeat 5 times Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  • 137. Think like a startup Source: Think like a startup, Brian Mathews, http://goo.gl/uQ1eE
  • 138. Ask:what if...? Source: Think like a startup, Brian Mathews, http://goo.gl/uQ1eE
  • 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. 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. Ask:What business are you in? Source: Marketing Myopia, Theodore Levitt, Harvard Business Review, 1960
  • 142. Your ideas forinnovation methods? Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
  • 143. Idea Sources
  • 144. Your Community
  • 145. Your Colleagues
  • 146. Other Librarians
  • 147. Other Professions
  • 148. Conferences
  • 149. Webinars
  • 150. Online Networks
  • 151. Taking a Walk
  • 152. TEDwww.ted.com
  • 153. Pinterest Source: http://goo.gl/t0vzx
  • 154. Brian Mathews Source: http://goo.gl/avZwK
  • 155. The Heart of Innovation Source: http://goo.gl/tmKF4
  • 156. Lifehacker Source: http://goo.gl/3p8r
  • 157. A brief PSAabout grants...
  • 158. Where do we go?
  • 159. “Librarians” canchange the world Source: From the R(squared) conference,
  • 160. YouTube Video: http://goo.gl/XEemj Special thanks to Buffy Hamilton & Helen Blowers for this idea. “Librarians” canchange the world
  • 161. Another take Source: http://goo.gl/b3JDj
  • 162. Readings
  • 163. Further ReadingThis reading list will be available in a printableformat -- see the presentation link on yourhandout for the link!
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. The end.... ...radioactive cat took over Photos by Heather
  • 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. 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. 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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