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A presentation for the 2013 NEKLS Technology and Innovation Day. Innovative ideas and changes in libraries and culture at large.

A presentation for the 2013 NEKLS Technology and Innovation Day. Innovative ideas and changes in libraries and culture at large.



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    Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Library and Community (NEKLS Tech & Innovation 2013) Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Library and Community (NEKLS Tech & Innovation 2013) Presentation Transcript

    • Creatinga Culture ofInnovationin Your Library&CommunityHeather BraumNEKLS Tech & Innovation DayApril 2013Sources: http://goo.gl/qhdnv & http://goo.gl/Txklk
    • DisclaimersSource: http://goo.gl/zNS1N
    • I’m not an expert
    • You are.
    • (most) Images underCreative Commonslicense
    • Examples from allover AND outsidethe library profession
    • And it’s going to befast.
    • Why are we here?
    • Source: http://goo.gl/a6Shpinnovation trend
    • But why?
    • Source: http://goo.gl/B7CWgreality
    • Source: http://goo.gl/mwxlpthe only constant
    • Source: http://goo.gl/fdXFZquestioning
    • Source: http://goo.gl/O3LkGis this the future?
    • Source: http://goo.gl/rytRnour future
    • Source: http://goo.gl/a0vEqcommunity
    • Source: http://workofhope.theharwoodinstitute.org/Rich Harwood
    • Sources: http://goo.gl/wovf4 and http://goo.gl/KByz7Dr. R. David Lankes
    • Source: http://www.newlibrarianship.org/wordpress/
    • Source: http://goo.gl/L1Igzseveral pieces
    • What is Innovation?The dictionary says....
    • something new or differentintroduction of new things ormethodsSource: dictionary.com
    • That’s really helpful...Source: http://goo.gl/KwbgP
    • What do others say?
    • “Adding value”“frosting”“not original intent”“amaze” & “astonish”“free to explore, use” develop, questionasking “what if”...Innovation is....Special thanks to colleagues who gave definitions
    • “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”Innovation is....Special thanks to colleagues who gave definitions
    • Another takeSource: http://goo.gl/Ja4ZM
    • Who can innovate?
    • InnovativeOrganizations
    • AppleSource: www.apple.com
    • GoogleSource: www.google.com
    • AmazonSource: www.amazon.com
    • ZapposSource: www.zappos.com
    • NASA/JPLSource: www.nasa.gov & www.jpl.nasa.gov
    • Cheezburger NetworkSource: icanhas.cheezburger.com
    • Open CoursewareSource: ocw.mit.edu
    • InnovativeLibraries
    • AnyThink LibrariesSource: www.anythinklibraries.org
    • NYPL LabsSource: menus.nypl.org
    • NCSU LibrariesSource: library.ncsu.edu
    • Kinsley Public LibrarySource: http://goo.gl/nhZvx
    • Salina Public LibrarySource: http://goo.gl/Tj0rT
    • IndependencePublic LibrarySource: http://goo.gl/GoQQn
    • Innovative Ideas
    • The InternetSource: http://goo.gl/tJFQD
    • Photography &PerspectiveSource: 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 worthspreadingSource: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
    • AIDS & video gamersSource: http://goo.gl/krbyd
    • Navajo Code TalkersSource: http://goo.gl/JlSva
    • Pumpkin Trash bagsSource: http://goo.gl/oPwh3
    • Mass Media & EntertainmentVideogamesSource: http://goo.gl/40gDUNews-papersSource: http://goo.gl/fQPYNRadio FilmJazz TVPhoneOnlineVideoSocialNetworksSource: http://goo.gl/AA4CzSource: http://goo.gl/77K1t Source: http://goo.gl/0dnt1 Source: http://goo.gl/fQPYNSource: http://goo.gl/u5haI Source: http://goo.gl/XTHzh Source: http://goo.gl/shtj6
    • Inventions...ColoredPlasticSource: http://goo.gl/LAVvoPoptabsSource: http://goo.gl/wDuX7Zipper StickyNotesRoomba SiliconValley...AirPlanePrintingPressSource: http://goo.gl/tD43MSource: http://goo.gl/875Px Source: http://goo.gl/fQPYNSource: http://goo.gl/o8f6i Source: http://goo.gl/QrNpe Source: http://goo.gl/aRYLX
    • BasketballSource: http://goo.gl/59iSw
    • UnconferencesSource: http://goo.gl/ITyDl
    • MakeShop & Fred RogersPhotos by Heather
    • Community-built parks:imagined by the kidsSource: personal photo
    • Innovative Examplesin Libraries
    • Buildings&Spaces
    • A Free Public LibrarySource: http://goo.gl/yUxsd
    • Converting Old into NewSource: http://goo.gl/p4lpf
    • [old] underground libraryMinneapolis, MNSource: http://goo.gl/Txklk
    • LibraryParking GarageSource: http://goo.gl/4AM5
    • No Dewey/BookstoreModelSource: http://goo.gl/5h2wx
    • empty shelveselectronic onlySource: http://goo.gl/H7dck
    • Food & DrinkSource: http://goo.gl/3r2S7
    • Tech Central @Cleveland PLSource: http://goo.gl/sLXps
    • Maker SpacesSource: http://goo.gl/tKQCH and Facebook
    • Art GallerySource: photo courtesy of morrillpubliclibrary on Flickr
    • Idea BoxSource: http://goo.gl/q59zQ
    • Digital Learning LabsSource: photo courtesy of juggernautco on Flickr
    • Library hoursSource: http://goo.gl/BXLve
    • Safe PlaceSource: http://goo.gl/TXozq
    • Programming&Classes
    • The impossibleSource: photo courtesy of Wayne Rhodus
    • Creative BudgetsSource: http://goo.gl/XPzQz
    • Community EducationSource: photos courtesy of Salina Public Library
    • Library MakersSource: http://goo.gl/kPJkD
    • Job HelpSource: http://goo.gl/NJ1Cx
    • Language LearningSource: http://goo.gl/Q8Rse
    • Dogs + Kids +Reading @ the LibrarySource: http://www.kclibrary.org/kids
    • Traveling ExhibitsSource: Kansas Humanities Council, http://goo.gl/3AqWc
    • PerformancesSource: photo courtesy of theunquietlibrary on Flickr
    • Stuffed animalsleepoverSource: Lawrence Public Library Facebook
    • Legosat theLibrarySource: http://goo.gl/q3YUZ
    • CommunityconversationsSource: http://goo.gl/UpzNY
    • Speed/Blind DatingSource: Lawrence PL Facebook Page
    • Technology&Digital World
    • Systems, Gadgets, &Wires, Oh My!Source: http://goo.gl/SoZ1G
    • KohaSource: http://goo.gl/aY553
    • Collections
    • Checking out...cakepans, bikes, toolsSource: http://goo.gl/KsCiU
    • Checking out....American Girl dollsSource: http://goo.gl/Noe7h
    • Seed LibrarySources: http://goo.gl/uYNF8 & http://goo.gl/F4jdc
    • Human LibrarySource: http://goo.gl/erkkz
    • LibraryYOUSource: http://goo.gl/me7bW
    • Library as IncubatorSource: http://goo.gl/1RmSC@IArtLibraries
    • Library CatsSource: http://goo.gl/f8kFf
    • Communication
    • Talking with patronsSource: http://goo.gl/af7wL
    • Jonesboro LibraryMarketingSource: http://goo.gl/EUU4Q
    • KLOW ProjectSource: Library Website Screenshots, 2010-2012
    • Shared Qualitiesof Innovation
    • YouTubeVideo:http://goo.gl/oVpzAJack Andraka
    • Your Observations?Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
    • Enthusiasm
    • Personal
    • Curious
    • Tenacious
    • Begging forForgiveness, notPermission
    • Luck
    • Mashed up
    • Support
    • Resolute
    • Caring
    • Problem-Solver
    • Partnerships
    • Trust
    • Collaboration
    • Failure isn’t the endSource: http://goo.gl/oxFC8
    • How do youbegin to innovate?
    • The Five WhysSource: http://goo.gl/g9yNo & Diana Weaver
    • The JeffersonMemorialSource: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
    • Think like a startupSource: 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...Source: How to stifle your creativity in 10 easy steps (Lifehack): http://goo.gl/p03v91. 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
    • 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, stupidSource: How to stifle your creativity in 10 easy steps (Lifehack): http://goo.gl/p03v9
    • Idea Sources
    • Your Community
    • Your Colleagues
    • Other Librarians
    • Other Professions
    • Conferences
    • Webinars
    • Online Networks
    • Grants
    • Taking a Walk
    • TEDwww.ted.com
    • PinterestSource: http://goo.gl/t0vzx
    • Brian MathewsSource: http://goo.gl/avZwK
    • Source: http://goo.gl/tmKF4The Heart of Innovation
    • LifehackerSource: http://goo.gl/3p8r
    • Where do we go?
    • “Librarians” canchange the worldSource: From the R(squared) conference,
    • “Librarians” canchange the worldYouTubeVideo:http://goo.gl/XEemjSpecial thanks to Buffy Hamilton & Helen Blowers for this idea.
    • Another takeSource: http://goo.gl/b3JDj
    • Photos by HeatherThe end.......radioactivecat took over
    • Contact mePresentation Information: http://wp.me/pLRn2-2mLLinks list: http://goo.gl/8ekJZContact information:Email: hbraum@nekls.orgTwitter: @hbraumhttp://about.me/hbraum
    • Readings
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • Further ReadingStart with why (Sinek)To sell is human (Pink)The work of hope (Harwood)Enchantment: The art of changing hearts, mindsand actions (Kawasaki)
    • Further ReadingMarketing Myopia (Levitt), Harvard BusinessReview, 1960Think like a startup (Mathews), http://goo.gl/uQ1eEFresh copy: how Ursula Burns ReinventedXerox: http://goo.gl/ZFZ1m
    • 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