Innovation in Action: Practical Makes Perfect

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Presentation for PLAN Annual Conference - October 2008

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Innovation in Action: Practical Makes Perfect

  1. 1. INNOVATION IN ACTION: Practical Makes Perfect
  2. 2. What is your library’s core business?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul>
  4. 4. (This is not your core business.)
  5. 5. Why innovate?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul>+
  7. 7. A Few Myths About Innovation
  8. 8. <ul><li>Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Only focused on technology </li></ul><ul><li>Takes too long to implement </li></ul><ul><li>Out with the old, in with the new </li></ul>
  9. 10. What are some other ideas that work?
  10. 11. “ Un” it
  11. 14. Why are you doing that in the library?
  12. 17. Guiding Principles – From What Company? 1. Focus on people- their lives, their work, their dreams. 2. Every millisecond counts. 3. Simplicity is powerful. 4. Engage beginners and attract experts. 5. Dare to innovate. 6. Design for the world. 7. Plan for today’s and tomorrow’s business. 8. Delight the eye without distracting the mind. 9. Be worthy of people’s trust. 10. Add a human touch.
  13. 18. (Not the enemy.)
  14. 19. Innovative Libraries…
  15. 20. <ul><li>Constantly improve services </li></ul><ul><li>Know their users </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage their staff assets </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul>
  16. 21. May I take your order?
  17. 22. Five Simple Tips for Innovation
  18. 23. Make a commitment.
  19. 24. Let all staff contribute.
  20. 25. Do something.
  21. 26. Be willing to X something out.
  22. 27. Have fun!
  23. 28. To paraphrase bell hooks, imagine libraries as “radical spaces of possibility.”
  24. 29. Thank you.

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