Innovation<br />The Language of Learning Libraries<br />LOEX of the West 2010<br />
Welcome<br />M.J. D’Elia<br />Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian<br />mdelia@uoguelph.ca<br />Randy Oldham<br />Web...
Objectives<br />Connect innovative practice to learning organizations<br />Learn simple strategies to foster more innovati...
Free association<br />
How is a library like _____?<br />
Free association<br />(Debrief)<br />
University of Guelph Library<br />Mid-sized research university <br />Undergraduate, graduate & professional programs<br /...
Organizational Renewal<br />Transition from liaison librarian model to functional team model<br />Increased flexibility an...
Key questions<br />Can anyone learn to be innovative?<br />Can innovation be nurtured and developed?<br />What does such a...
Innovation boot camp<br />
Learning personas<br />help the organization<br />avoid becoming too<br />internally focused<br />
see with <br />fresh eyes<br />The Anthropologist<br />Learning persona<br />
learn by<br />doing<br />The Experimenter<br />Learning persona<br />
connect<br />cultures<br />The Cross-Pollinator<br />Learning persona<br />
Organizing personas<br />help good ideas<br />move forward in<br />the organization<br />
see through<br />constraints<br />The Hurdler<br />Organizing persona<br />
break<br />down<br />silos<br />The Collaborator<br />Organizing persona<br />
showcase<br />the team<br />The Director<br />Organizing persona<br />
Building personas<br />help the organization<br />turn good ideas into <br />great projects<br />
make the<br />ordinary<br />extraordinary<br />The Experience Architect<br />Building persona<br />
shape the<br />spaces<br />The Set Designer<br />Building persona<br />
show more<br />tell less<br />The Caregiver<br />Building persona<br />
collect<br />compelling<br />narratives<br />The Storyteller<br />Building persona<br />
Build challenge<br />
Build challenge<br />Challenge:<br />Build the tallest free-standing structure<br />Start from the floor<br />Materials:<b...
Build challenge<br />(Debrief)<br />
Key themes<br />Work is play / play is work<br />Innovation is a social process<br />The importance of space<br />Constrai...
work is play / play is work<br />
work is play / play is work<br />
innovation is a social process<br />
innovation is a social process<br />
the importance of space<br />
the importance of space<br />
constraints can be enablers<br />
constraints can be enablers<br />
creativity is a practice<br />
creativity is a practice<br />
Build your own<br />Boot Camp<br />
Motivation<br />Autonomy<br />Our desire to be self-directed.<br />Mastery<br />Our urge to get better at stuff.<br />Purp...
For more information on Innovation Boot Camp visit:<br />http://innovationbootcamp.wordpress.com/<br />
Image Credits<br />Images from Innovation Boot Camp 2010 were taken by Robin Bergart. Additional images are from www.flick...
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This presentation was delivered at the LOEX of the West 2010 Conference in Calgary, AB. The presentation was mostly images, so if you want the full presentation notes, find the PDF that goes with it. The content in this presentation is similar to the content presented at the Creative Problem Solving Institute Conference 2010 in Buffalo, NY.

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Innovation: The Language of Learning Libraries

  1. 1. Innovation<br />The Language of Learning Libraries<br />LOEX of the West 2010<br />
  2. 2. Welcome<br />M.J. D’Elia<br />Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian<br />mdelia@uoguelph.ca<br />Randy Oldham<br />Web Development Librarian<br />roldham@uoguelph.ca<br />
  3. 3. Objectives<br />Connect innovative practice to learning organizations<br />Learn simple strategies to foster more innovative thinking<br />Recognize the value of play to productivity<br />
  4. 4. Free association<br />
  5. 5. How is a library like _____?<br />
  6. 6. Free association<br />(Debrief)<br />
  7. 7. University of Guelph Library<br />Mid-sized research university <br />Undergraduate, graduate & professional programs<br />Over 20,000 students<br />McLaughlin Library<br />Social sciences, sciences, humanities & arts<br />Popular with students (computers + coffee)<br />11,000+ visitors a day<br />120 staff, 25 librarians<br />
  8. 8. Organizational Renewal<br />Transition from liaison librarian model to functional team model<br />Increased flexibility and responsiveness<br />Do more with less<br />Revisited our core values<br />Highlighted the importance of innovation<br />Need to improve creative problem solving<br />
  9. 9. Key questions<br />Can anyone learn to be innovative?<br />Can innovation be nurtured and developed?<br />What does such an environment look like?<br />What does innovation mean to libraries?<br />How do leaders promote creativity?<br />Does a more innovative library better support student learning?<br />
  10. 10. Innovation boot camp<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Learning personas<br />help the organization<br />avoid becoming too<br />internally focused<br />
  13. 13. see with <br />fresh eyes<br />The Anthropologist<br />Learning persona<br />
  14. 14. learn by<br />doing<br />The Experimenter<br />Learning persona<br />
  15. 15. connect<br />cultures<br />The Cross-Pollinator<br />Learning persona<br />
  16. 16. Organizing personas<br />help good ideas<br />move forward in<br />the organization<br />
  17. 17. see through<br />constraints<br />The Hurdler<br />Organizing persona<br />
  18. 18. break<br />down<br />silos<br />The Collaborator<br />Organizing persona<br />
  19. 19. showcase<br />the team<br />The Director<br />Organizing persona<br />
  20. 20. Building personas<br />help the organization<br />turn good ideas into <br />great projects<br />
  21. 21. make the<br />ordinary<br />extraordinary<br />The Experience Architect<br />Building persona<br />
  22. 22. shape the<br />spaces<br />The Set Designer<br />Building persona<br />
  23. 23. show more<br />tell less<br />The Caregiver<br />Building persona<br />
  24. 24. collect<br />compelling<br />narratives<br />The Storyteller<br />Building persona<br />
  25. 25.
  26. 26. Build challenge<br />
  27. 27. Build challenge<br />Challenge:<br />Build the tallest free-standing structure<br />Start from the floor<br />Materials:<br />50 drinking straws<br />15 cm of masking tape<br />Time: 10 minutes<br />
  28. 28. Build challenge<br />(Debrief)<br />
  29. 29. Key themes<br />Work is play / play is work<br />Innovation is a social process<br />The importance of space<br />Constraints can be enablers<br />Creativity is a practice<br />
  30. 30. work is play / play is work<br />
  31. 31. work is play / play is work<br />
  32. 32. innovation is a social process<br />
  33. 33. innovation is a social process<br />
  34. 34. the importance of space<br />
  35. 35. the importance of space<br />
  36. 36. constraints can be enablers<br />
  37. 37. constraints can be enablers<br />
  38. 38. creativity is a practice<br />
  39. 39. creativity is a practice<br />
  40. 40. Build your own<br />Boot Camp<br />
  41. 41.
  42. 42. Motivation<br />Autonomy<br />Our desire to be self-directed.<br />Mastery<br />Our urge to get better at stuff.<br />Purpose<br />Our desire to do something meaningful.<br />
  43. 43. For more information on Innovation Boot Camp visit:<br />http://innovationbootcamp.wordpress.com/<br />
  44. 44. Image Credits<br />Images from Innovation Boot Camp 2010 were taken by Robin Bergart. Additional images are from www.flickr.com and used under the Creative Commons (see list below):<br />The Anthropologist: premasagar (magnifying glass)<br />The Experimenter: mybloodyself (purple test tubes)<br />The Cross-Pollinator: Martin LaBar (bee & flower)<br />The Hurdler: leadfoot (man hurdling)<br />The Collaborator: oooh.oooh. (blue handshake)<br />The Director: Matthew Stinson (conductor & orchestra)<br />The Experience Architect: Kelly Sue (cupcake)<br />The Set Designer: marfis75 (concert & hands)<br />The Caregiver: Drul (smile closeup)<br />The Storyteller: Martin Cathrae (campfire & forest)<br />

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