CANI - Constant And Never-ending Improvement


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Lecture presented by Sharon Ma. S. Esposo-Betan at the PAARL Forum on CANI on Library Profession and Services held on September 12, 2012 at Meeting Room nos. 4-6, 2nd Floor SMX Convention Center, Bay Area, Pasay City.

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  • Growth requires change and change requires intent. - my comment to this statement: INTENT ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO make even the slightest of change. Positive change requires positive intent and positive ACTION.
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CANI - Constant And Never-ending Improvement

  2. 2. a continuous improvement philosophy refers to practices that focus on continuous improvement of processes the activities that continually improve all functions in an organization and involve people CANI also applies to improving processes,philosophy standardizing activities differs from “command and control” philosophy going from where you are to where you want to be is a process
  3. 3. similar to the Japanese philosophy of kaizen (“improvement” or “change for the better”) the practiced around the world and now CANI implemented in workplacesphilosophy improvement can be on individual basis, small group or the whole organization generates improvement
  4. 4. the Toyota Production System experience has always been known for the CANI CANI all line personnel are expected to stop their production line in case of anyphilosophy abnormality and along with their supervisor, suggest all improvement to resolve the abnormality which may initiate a CANI
  5. 5. all about making changes and monitoring results, then adjusting.purpose designed to address a particular issue, a limitation or inability
  6. 6. Growth requires change and change requires intent. The more you grow and improve, the more value you can add to others. Thepurpose more value you add to others, the more value they can add to other people. In other words, CANI aims to influence and to have a multiplier impact.
  7. 7. a commitment to change“anything and everything that we do as a Librarianshould be in support to the Mission of the Library as aservice-oriented organization”
  8. 8. PERSONAL (THE LIBRARIAN)How can I improve today?ORGANIZATIONAL (THE LIBRARY)What can I do better than before?PROFESSIONAL (THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY)Where can I learn new skills or development newcompetencies?
  9. 9. Identify the additional knowledge and what skills you need to achieve your goals.can be The level of knowledge and skill you have today is rapidly becoming done obsolete and has to be upgraded now frequently and quickly. To accomplish more tomorrow, you have to be better than you are today.
  10. 10. Transform some of your precious time to learning time. Instead of what “facebooking” most of the time, surfcan be websites that offer self-improvement, online tutorials to improve technical done skills, or look for available now opportunities or conferences where we can attend. You have many to choose from and you will find that it is time well spent.
  11. 11. what Make time to read for one hour a day. One hour of daily reading will allowcan be you to complete an average length done book in a week. Let’s say, reading 52 books a year on information science now will help you to become an expert in our field.
  12. 12. One small step can change and improve ourselves and our work environment take CANI is about looking for the smallestbaby change, changes that may seem to besteps insignificant or inconsequential but it can make a big difference What is one small change I can make in my life to improve?
  13. 13. ! CANI principles can be translated to personal development read principlesimprove skills CANI approach is both personal recreate and professionalinitiate & lead CANI means continuously looking for small ways to make improvements
  14. 14. Reading is learning. We have to learn. We should read never stop learning. Improving isimprove skills about learning something new. In recreate order to achieve something we’ve never achieved before, we have toinitiate & lead learn and practice something we’ve never learnt nor practice before.
  15. 15. Add something new to you. read Your skill set is crucial. In order toimprove skills achieve your goals one must recreate become someone different from initiate & lead the person you currently are. We have an innate desire to endlessly learn, grow and develop.
  16. 16. Think big. Improving library services is not read new but we can always introduceimprove skills and think of ways to further recreate improve operations. Employ a lot of your creativity andinitiate & lead resourcefulness. Conceive and design something more appropriate to current needs.
  17. 17. Do not wait for others to start, take the lead. While the focus of CANI is read achieving improvement of quality services, it has shifted from being improve skills reactive to proactive. Initiate. recreate To become relevant, we mustinitiate & lead continually seek new ways to improve all aspects of library work, including workplace relationships, processes, and services.!
  18. 18. 1. Standardize operation and activities 2. Measure the standardized operation 3. Gauge measurements against requirements 4. Innovate to meet requirements and increaseRAISE productivity THEBAR 5. Standardize the new, improved operations 6. Continue the cycle
  20. 20. acquisitionsSelection of booksPosting of newly acquired titles(feedback)Conduct your own bookfairinstead of going to bookfairs
  21. 21. 041090 ## $aeng ## $aQA76.9 S88 S57 cataloging100100 1# $aSilver, Gerald A. 1# $aSilver, Myrna L. Use the library system to record245 10 $aSystems analysis and design /$cGerald information and to generate data A. Silver, Myrna L. (use of marc tags) i.e., name of recommending faculty/ Silver.260 ## $aReading, Mass. $bAddison-Wesley $cc1989. department, cost, book dealer, subject where book is required or being taught, etc…
  22. 22. ISBN, PRICE, DEALER, DEPARTMENT020 $a0914378260 (pbk. : v.1) : $cPhP3,500 (Golden Book Services) : ME Dept.RECOMMENDING FACULTY500 $aProf. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (recommending faculty)SUBJECT/COURSE658 $aThermodynamics $cME 63
  23. 23. circulationFor recalling long overdue books, use mobilephone or emailPut barcode on the cover and book pocket onthe verso or on the first pageCreate a portal or public access to store andaccess list of reserve booksUse Blog to announce newly displayed/arrivedbooks or new online resources
  24. 24. serialsIndex newspaper/magazine articlesusing library system to increasereadershipDigitize them, store in a portal ; accessis fasterUse Blog to announce newly arrivedissuesDevelop a portal for open accessjournals
  25. 25. e-resourcesUse of social networks to promoteConduct library instruction more oftenespecially to faculty and ask them torequire use of e-resources to studentsPromote its use through online quiz,games, etc…
  26. 26. multimediaCreate eye-catching non-conventionalposters or signages!Make room for noisy peopleHave a space in the library for learningcommons
  27. 27. administrationAdapt green technologies; come upwith a manual on how to “green” youlibraryInvolve staff at the planning stageTurn gloomy spot of the library to abrighter and useful areaApply ergonomic principles
  28. 28. overall ambienceClean up and Eliminate wasteWeed-outMaintain minimalist and academic lookof libraryRepaintCheck out furniture and equipmentsthat needs repair
  29. 29. advocaciesGive One Get One PrincipleGreening the LibraryI need I value I Love My LibrarycampaignAdapt a community for outreachprogramWaste management
  30. 30. What can I do betterthan I did today?
  31. 31. It may sound like an exhausting and never-ending struggle,continuous improvement is actually about instituting processesand work practices that will direct the evolution of yourorganization.But when you start with small and simple and achievable steps,you can easily master and will reinforce your desire to improve.
  33. 33. ALA Conferences and Events conferencesevents/" ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme) Archiving Conference, Bern, Switzerland. http:// seminars" trainings Becas Endesa Para Iberoaamerica de Patrimonio Cultural scholarships inicioBecasAyudasSubvenciones.htmlcall for papers Conference on GenNEXT Libraries conference/CGL2012/brochure.pdf Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (every three years)" Digital Library Learning (Master degree)
  34. 34. DILL - International Master in Digital Library Learning http:// Group Travel by Bibliothek & Information International (BI- International) seminars HKUL Leadership Institute trainings ICOASL scholarships IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 http://call for papers IFLA World Library and Information Congress":"IFLA General Conference and Assembly International Association of Law Libraries scholarship.html
  35. 35. International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) http:// International Intercollegiate Invitational Information Literacy Contest, Wuhan University China board/show_board_news.php?board_news_id=1828 seminars International Master for Digital Library Learning http:// trainings International Opportunities and Funding Sources for Librarians scholarships internationalopportunitiescall for papers International School Libraries Network (ISLN) of Singapore Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference http:// Master in Lifelong Learning http://
  36. 36. MLA NCCA / NCLIS Travel Grant ncca/programs/about-ncca-grants-programs.php OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Conference seminars uk/en/councils/asiapac/meetings/2012annual/default.htm trainings PAARL Grants scholarships PAARL for papers home/awards Rizal Library International Conference http:// Special Libraries Association (Scholarship grants through awards) Awards_Highlights.htm
  37. 37. Special Libraries Association (SLA) STIMULATE (now Lib @ Web) Lib@Web: Management of Electronic Information and Digital Libraries http:// The International Federation of Library Associations and seminars Institutions trainings Special Libraries Association scholarships International Association of School Librarianship http:// for papers International School Libraries Network (ISLN) of Singapore The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program WIPO index.jsp
  38. 38. travel here and abroadPAARL PLAI ASLP PGLL MAHLAP ALAP
  39. 39. international publication issn=0741-9058 !
  40. 40. check these websites for more opportunities
  41. 41. Keep your network active (PPP) Patience and Perseverance applying for Pays! grants or Dont lose heart if you get turnedscholarships? down the first time ! Apply again! Work on your application diligently and sincerely. Dont give false/ misleading information
  42. 42. Always keep in mind the ones who can give you "Recommendations and Endorsements" applying for Ask questions and make sure that grants or you understand every detail of thescholarships? program you are applying for. Be extra resourceful. Find other sources to supplement the grant you are given.
  43. 43. And most importantly, PAY IT applying for FORWARD! Share new knowledge grants or learned. Encourage those who arescholarships? considering applying for grants and scholarships.
  44. 44. testimonies “One must take note, though, that “One may submit as many abstracts as not all of these are for free. Ones one may want. Just note that whichever paper may get selected but only the abstract may be chosen, the researcher registration fee will be waived (Just should really work hard to have a great like what happened with us in output out of his/her chosen abstract. Call Finland; sadly, even our school did for papers does not necessarily be not support us but luckily, a private "papers" per se, one may just submit an organization helped us with the abstract and hopefully, when it gets funding.) There are others, on the selected, then that is the time to work on other hand, where you can have all the paper. Or one can do it otherwise, the expenses paid by the organizers. have the full text of the paper first, then It really is always a matter of choice, submit an abstract. Again it really is up to perspective and resourcefulness”. ones perspective and choice”.
  45. 45. testimonies “As a piece of advice, always believe in yourself. No matter where you are, no matter who you are with, no matter what you do, everything boils down to yourself. Be of proper composure. Never ever let yourself get intimidated. Never compare your paper with the papers of others. Just believe that there is a reason why you are trying to submit a paper and there is a reason why your paper will be/has been chosen. Be proud but at the same time, always embrace humility. Nothing boosts your confidence best than the silent cheer of people who believe in your capabilities especially if youre not bragging them”.
  46. 46. “We have an innate desire to endlessly learn,grow and develop. We want to become morethan what we already are. Once we yield tothis inclination for continuous and never-ending improvement, we lead a life of endlessaccomplishments and satisfaction.” Chuck Gallozi
  47. 47. Let us make a commitment to ourselves as Librarians tokeep getting better and better every day in every way. BETTER LIBRARIANS = BETTER LIBRARY
  48. 48. thank you