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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. ...

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 Innovation: The Language of Learning Libraries Presentation Transcript

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