Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Library and Community (SWKLS)

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A presentation for Southwest Kansas Regional Library System's Tech Day. You’ve watched innovative libraries grow and implement many ideas that you wish you could start in your library. But, you’re not sure where to start, or how to get buy-in, or how to get support. Come to this session for an active and lively discussion on how to find innovative ideas and people, get support, and learn from other libraries’ experiences.

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Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Library and Community (SWKLS)

  1. 1. Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Library & Community Heather BraumNortheast Kansas Library SystemSWKLS Tech Day, February 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 allover the profession.
  7. 7. What is Innovation? The dictionary says....
  8. 8. something new or differentintroduction of new things ormethods Source: dictionary.com
  9. 9. That’s really helpful... Source: http://goo.gl/KwbgP
  10. 10. What do others say?
  11. 11. Innovation is....“Adding value”“frosting”“not original intent”“amaze”“astonish”“free to explore, use” develop, question Special thanks to colleagues who gave definitions
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Another take Source: http://goo.gl/Ja4ZM
  14. 14. “If you’re not doingsomething crazy, you’re doing the wrong things.” --Google CEO Larry Page Source: Wired Magazine, http://goo.gl/qzeTz
  15. 15. “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
  16. 16. Who can innovate?
  17. 17. InnovativeOrganizations
  18. 18. Apple Source: www.apple.com
  19. 19. Amazon Source: www.amazon.com
  20. 20. Xerox Source: www.xerox.com
  21. 21. Zappos Source: www.zappos.com
  22. 22. Google Source: www.google.com
  23. 23. NASA/JPL Source: www.nasa.gov & www.jpl.nasa.gov
  24. 24. Cheezburger Network Source: icanhas.cheezburger.com
  25. 25. Mozilla Foundation Source: www.mozilla.org
  26. 26. Open Courseware Source: ocw.mit.edu
  27. 27. AnyThink Libraries Source: www.anythinklibraries.org
  28. 28. McAllen Public Library Source: www.mcallenlibrary.net
  29. 29. NYPL Labs Source: menus.nypl.org
  30. 30. Kinsley Public Library Source: http://goo.gl/nhZvx
  31. 31. Innovative Ideas
  32. 32. The Internet Source: http://goo.gl/tJFQD
  33. 33. A Free Public Library Source: http://goo.gl/yUxsd
  34. 34. Photography & Perspective Source: http://goo.gl/5H1A1
  35. 35. Memestextsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com & mckaylaisnotimpressed.tumblr.com
  36. 36. iPod(and its headphones) Source: http://goo.gl/QQT20
  37. 37. Open... Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  38. 38. TED... Ideas worth spreading Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  39. 39. AIDS & video gamers Source: http://goo.gl/krbyd
  40. 40. Pumpkin Trash bags Source: http://goo.gl/oPwh3
  41. 41. Navajo Code Talkers Source: http://goo.gl/JlSva
  42. 42. 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
  43. 43. 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...
  44. 44. Basketball Source: http://goo.gl/59iSw
  45. 45. Unconferences Source: http://goo.gl/ITyDl
  46. 46. MakeShop & Fred Rogers Photos by Heather
  47. 47. Apple Mobile Devices Source: http://goo.gl/0mTfr
  48. 48. Community-built parks: imagined by the kids Source: personal photo
  49. 49. Innovative Examplesin Libraries
  50. 50. Converting Old into New Source: http://goo.gl/p4lpf
  51. 51. Tech Central @ Cleveland PL Source: http://goo.gl/sLXps
  52. 52. underground library Minneapolis, MN Source: http://goo.gl/Txklk
  53. 53. Maker Spaces Source: http://goo.gl/tKQCH
  54. 54. Art Gallery Source: photo courtesy of morrillpubliclibrary on Flickr
  55. 55. Bookstore Model Source: http://goo.gl/O65bM
  56. 56. Food & Drink Source: http://goo.gl/3r2S7
  57. 57. LibraryParking Garage Source: http://goo.gl/4AM5
  58. 58. Jonesboro Library Marketing Source: http://goo.gl/EUU4Q
  59. 59. YouTube Video: http://goo.gl/DQkuVideo spoofs: BYU
  60. 60. @IArtLibrariesLibrary as Incubator http://goo.gl/1RmSC Source: http://goo.gl/oxFC8
  61. 61. KLOW Project Source: Library Website Screenshots, 2010-2012
  62. 62. Koha Source: http://goo.gl/aY553
  63. 63. Statewide Courier Service Source: NEKLS photos
  64. 64. Exhibits Source: Kansas Humanities Council, http://goo.gl/3AqWc
  65. 65. Community Education Source: photos courtesy of Salina Public Library
  66. 66. Digital Learning Labs Source: photo courtesy of juggernautco on Flickr
  67. 67. Programming Source: photo courtesy of Wayne Rhodus
  68. 68. Music... Source: photo courtesy of theunquietlibrary on Flickr
  69. 69. Job Help Source: http://goo.gl/NJ1Cx
  70. 70. Legos at theLibrary Source: http://goo.gl/q3YUZ
  71. 71. Language Learning Source: http://goo.gl/Q8Rse
  72. 72. http://goo.gl/NJ1Cx http://goo.gl/NJ1CxSkype an Author Source: skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com
  73. 73. Human Library Source: http://goo.gl/erkkz
  74. 74. Checking out....(cakepans; bikes; ...) Source: http://goo.gl/KsCiU
  75. 75. Seed Library Sources: http://goo.gl/uYNF8 & http://goo.gl/F4jdc
  76. 76. Library Cats Source: http://goo.gl/f8kFf
  77. 77. Dogs + Kids +Reading @ the Library Source: http://www.kclibrary.org/kids
  78. 78. Creative Budgets Source: http://goo.gl/XPzQz
  79. 79. Almost no books Source: http://goo.gl/H7dck
  80. 80. Book talks Source: http://goo.gl/UpzNY
  81. 81. Safe Place Source: http://goo.gl/TXozq
  82. 82. Speed/Blind Dating Source: Lawrence PL Facebook Page
  83. 83. No Dewey Source: http://goo.gl/5h2wx
  84. 84. Technology Source: http://goo.gl/SoZ1G
  85. 85. Communication Source: http://goo.gl/af7wL
  86. 86. Other innovative ideas? Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
  87. 87. SharedQualities ofInnovation
  88. 88. YouTube Video:http://goo.gl/ncUQdJack Andraka
  89. 89. Your Observations? Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
  90. 90. Enthusiasm
  91. 91. Personal
  92. 92. Curious
  93. 93. Tenacious
  94. 94. Luck
  95. 95. Support
  96. 96. Resolute
  97. 97. Caring
  98. 98. Problem-Solver
  99. 99. Partnerships
  100. 100. Collaboration
  101. 101. Failure isn’t the end Source: http://goo.gl/oxFC8
  102. 102. How do youbegin to innovate?
  103. 103. The Five Whys Source: http://goo.gl/g9yNo & Diana Weaver
  104. 104. The Jefferson Memorial Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  105. 105. Name a problem Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  106. 106. Ask Why Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  107. 107. Get an Answer Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  108. 108. Ask Why about THAT Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  109. 109. Repeat 5 times Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  110. 110. Think like a startup disruptive ideas (1) about new processes (1) reinventing what we do & how we think about it (1) “innovation is messy” (3) innovation must be embedded at all levels (3) Source: Think like a startup, Brian Mathews, http://goo.gl/uQ1eE
  111. 111. Think like a startup “conditioned for constant change” (4) “building a platform” (4) “framework for action” (4) “culture” (4) learn from failures (5) “we don’t ask BIG ENOUGH questions” (8) Source: Think like a startup, Brian Mathews, http://goo.gl/uQ1eE
  112. 112. Ask:What business are you in? Source: Marketing Myopia, Theodore Levitt, Harvard Business Review, 1960
  113. 113. Idea Sources
  114. 114. Your Colleagues
  115. 115. Other Librarians
  116. 116. Other Professions
  117. 117. Your Community
  118. 118. TEDwww.ted.com
  119. 119. Pinterest Source: http://goo.gl/6JJZh
  120. 120. Brian Mathewshttp://goo.gl/avZwK
  121. 121. The Heart of Innovation http://www.ideachampions.com/weblogs
  122. 122. @IArtLibrariesLibrary as Incubator http://goo.gl/1RmSC Source: http://goo.gl/oxFC8
  123. 123. A brief PSAabout grants...
  124. 124. Questions to think about1.Who is your library’s community?2.What are their needs, theiraspirations, their dreams?3. How could the library serve itscommunity better?
  125. 125. More questions to ponder...1.What is an dream YOU have for yourschool community?2. How might you achieve that dream?
  126. 126. “Librarians” canchange the world Source: From the R(squared) conference,
  127. 127. YouTube Video: http://goo.gl/XEemj Special thanks to Buffy Hamilton & Helen Blowers for this idea. “Librarians” canchange the world
  128. 128. Another take Source: http://goo.gl/b3JDj
  129. 129. 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)
  130. 130. 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)
  131. 131. Further ReadingStart with why (Sinek)To sell is human (Pink)The work of hope (Harwood)Enchantment: The art of changing hearts, mindsand actions (Kawasaki)
  132. 132. Further ReadingMarketing Myopia (Levitt), Harvard BusinessReview, 1960Think like a startup (Mathews), http://goo.gl/uQ1eEFresh copy: how Ursula Burns ReinventedXerox: http://goo.gl/ZFZ1m
  133. 133. The end.... ...radioactive cat took over Photos by Heather
  134. 134. Contact mePresentation Information: www.heatherbraum.infoContact information: Email: hbraum@nekls.org Twitter: @hbraum http://about.me/hbraum

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