Sustainable Transformations: Creating Lasting Change in Libraries

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Sustainable Transformations: Creating Lasting Change in Libraries

  1. 1. SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION Creating Lasting Change in Libraries Meredith Farkas http://www.oclc.org/innovation/Sunday, September 9, 12
  2. 2. WE ARE AWESOME, PASSIONATE SUPERHERO LIBRARIANSSunday, September 9, 12
  3. 3. WE HAVE LOTS OF GREAT IDEAS http://www.flickr.com/photos/thewoodenshoes/3060319548/Sunday, September 9, 12
  4. 4. Sunday, September 9, 12
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/listentomyvoice/6216436548/Sunday, September 9, 12
  6. 6. http://blog.makezine.com/2011/03/10/is-it-time-to-rebuild-retool-public-libraries-and-make-techshops/Sunday, September 9, 12
  7. 7. http://www.libraries.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=58Sunday, September 9, 12
  8. 8. http://www.inhomeideas.com/interior-design-ideas-for-home-office-and-library-designs.htmlSunday, September 9, 12
  9. 9. http://bplbranches.blogspot.com/2012/03/tool-lending-library-opens-at-temporary.htmlSunday, September 9, 12
  10. 10. http://articles.nydailynews.com/2009-08-21/news/17933528_1_leisure-and-hospitality-industry-educational-and-health-services-job-programsSunday, September 9, 12
  11. 11. http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2010/08/whats-a-law-librarian-glad-you-asked/Sunday, September 9, 12
  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilsingapore/5474180800/Sunday, September 9, 12
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  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/Sunday, September 9, 12
  18. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gdeniz/7548841 IS IT REALLY A GOOD FIT?Sunday, September 9, 12
  19. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lastyearsgirl_/2636753423/ DO I ASSUME TOO MUCH?Sunday, September 9, 12
  20. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nieve44/4877988288/ CAN I SEE BEYOND MY OWN EXCITEMENT?Sunday, September 9, 12
  21. 21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/smswigart/6163821276/ DOES IT CONNECT TO MY LIBRARY’S MISSION/GOALS?Sunday, September 9, 12
  22. 22. www.flickr.com/photos/metrolibraryarchive/3216304338/ THOUGHT IT WAS FREE AS IN BEER, HUH?Sunday, September 9, 12
  23. 23. http://www.flickr.com/photos/maubrowncow/2763362494/ WILL IT BE LIKE THIS FOREVER?Sunday, September 9, 12
  24. 24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/watz/4758816160/ AM I GIVING UP TOO SOON?Sunday, September 9, 12
  25. 25. Sunday, September 9, 12
  26. 26. MY CHANGE BIBLES http://teddyklein.blogspot.com/2011/01/john-kotters-8-steps-change-model.htmlSunday, September 9, 12
  27. 27. http://makeapowerfulpoint.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/sketchnotes_why-transformation-efforts-fail_hbr.jpgSunday, September 9, 12
  28. 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/elnegro/242809920/Sunday, September 9, 12
  29. 29. Look outward (and get your staff to as well) http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenjude/848723658/Sunday, September 9, 12
  30. 30. Encourage feedback going upstream http://www.flickr.com/photos/11755880@N00/3856687838/Sunday, September 9, 12
  31. 31. Develop a compelling and shared vision for your librarySunday, September 9, 12 http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevedevol/6201643484/
  32. 32. Encourage collaborationSunday, September 9, 12
  33. 33. Develop partnerships http://www.flickr.com/photos/aidan_jones/3575000735/Sunday, September 9, 12
  34. 34. Encourage risk- taking http://flickr.com/photos/tollaksen/967960/Sunday, September 9, 12
  35. 35. http://www.flickr.com/photos/48746111@N04/4466093934/ Take the long viewSunday, September 9, 12
  36. 36. EMPOWER YOUR EMPLOYEES http://www.flickr.com/photos/growwear/4695020138/Sunday, September 9, 12
  37. 37. Give people time (hint, this is http://www.flickr.com/photos/55432818@N02/5500963965/ most important)Sunday, September 9, 12
  38. 38. Tie everything to assessment http://www.flickr.com/photos/13886756@N03/2129440509/Sunday, September 9, 12
  39. 39. AND THE REST OF US?Sunday, September 9, 12
  40. 40. WE NETWORKSunday, September 9, 12
  41. 41. WE KNOW OUR PATRONSSunday, September 9, 12
  42. 42. WE BUILD A SENSE OF URGENCY http://www.flickr.com/photos/nhoulihan/3560996918/Sunday, September 9, 12
  43. 43. WE KNOW HOW TO PLAY POLITICS http://www.flickr.com/photos/sinderphytik/1615604233/Sunday, September 9, 12
  44. 44. WE HAVE CLEARLY- DEFINED GOALS http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetorpedodog/757659477/Sunday, September 9, 12
  45. 45. WE COMMUNICATE ABOUT THE CHANGE... A LOT http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgiarclimate/6329539292/Sunday, September 9, 12
  46. 46. WE PLAN FOR SHORT-TERM WINS http://www.flickr.com/photos/morphomir/2407451929/Sunday, September 9, 12
  47. 47. WE HAVE A LONG-TERM PLAN http://www.flickr.com/photos/asimpledarksquid/1187308493Sunday, September 9, 12
  48. 48. WE ASSESS (MEANINGFULLY)Sunday, September 9, 12
  49. 49. WE ANCHOR THE CHANGE IN THE CULTURE • Remove barriers to the change • Make sure the change is properly resourced • Create trainings and other methods to inculcate new employees • Ensure the change isn’t reliant on one person’s leadershipSunday, September 9, 12
  50. 50. AND IF IT DOESN’T WORK OUT?Sunday, September 9, 12
  51. 51. QUESTIONS? Find me at meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress mgfarkas(at)gmail.com twitter: librarianmer Facebook: meredithfarkas http://www.flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly/2401196653/ Slides and links at http://meredithfarkas.wetpaint.comSunday, September 9, 12

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