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Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Library and Community (NEST)

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A presentation from NEST (NEKLS Fall Retreat for Public Librarians). You’ve watched innovative libraries grow and implement many ideas that you wish you could start in your library. But, you’re not sure where to start, or how to get buy-in, or how to get support. Come to this session for an active and lively discussion on how to find innovative ideas and people, get support, and learn from other libraries’ experiences.

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Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Library and Community (NEST)

  1. 1. Creating a Culture of Innovationin Your Library & Community Heather Braum NEST Retreat September 2012 Sources: http://goo.gl/qhdnv & http://goo.gl/Txklk
  2. 2. Disclaimers Source: http://goo.gl/zNS1N
  3. 3. What is Innovation? The dictionary says.... Source: http://goo.gl/tJFQD
  4. 4. something new or differentintroduction of new things ormethods Source: dictionary.com
  5. 5. That’s really helpful... Source: http://goo.gl/KwbgP
  6. 6. What do others say? Source: http://goo.gl/tJFQD
  7. 7. Innovation is....“Adding value”“frosting”“not original intent”“amaze”“astonish”“free to explore, use” develop, question Special thanks to colleagues who gave definitions
  8. 8. Innovation is....“a twisted idea -- a new approach that you feellike YOU should have come up with -- thatchanges the way a culture thinks or works”“ignores standards or status quo”“focuses on form/function in a new way that isdisruptive (in a good way)”“a twist on a simple concept” Special thanks to colleagues who gave definitions
  9. 9. Your definitions?Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7 Source: http://goo.gl/tJFQD
  10. 10. InnovativeOrganizations
  11. 11. Apple Source: www.apple.com
  12. 12. Amazon Source: www.amazon.com
  13. 13. Xerox Source: www.xerox.com
  14. 14. Zappos Source: www.zappos.com
  15. 15. Google Source: www.google.com
  16. 16. NASA/JPL Source: www.nasa.gov & www.jpl.nasa.gov
  17. 17. Cheezburger Network Source: icanhas.cheezburger.com
  18. 18. Mozilla Foundation Source: www.mozilla.org
  19. 19. Open Courseware Source: ocw.mit.edu
  20. 20. AnyThink Libraries Source: www.anythinklibraries.org
  21. 21. McAllen Public Library Source: www.mcallenlibrary.net
  22. 22. Ann ArborDistrict Library Source: www.aadl.org
  23. 23. NYPL Labs Source: menus.nypl.org
  24. 24. NCSU Libraries Source: library.ncsu.edu
  25. 25. Kinsley Public Library Source: http://goo.gl/nhZvx
  26. 26. Others?Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7 Source: http://goo.gl/tJFQD
  27. 27. Innovative Ideas
  28. 28. The Internet Source: http://goo.gl/tJFQD
  29. 29. A Free Public Library Source: http://goo.gl/yUxsd
  30. 30. Photography & Perspective Source: http://goo.gl/5H1A1
  31. 31. Memestextsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com & mckaylaisnotimpressed.tumblr.com
  32. 32. iPod(and its headphones) Source: http://goo.gl/QQT20
  33. 33. Open... Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  34. 34. TED... Ideas worth spreading Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  35. 35. AIDS & video gamers Source: http://goo.gl/krbyd
  36. 36. Pumpkin Trash bags Source: http://goo.gl/oPwh3
  37. 37. Navajo Code Talkers Source: http://goo.gl/JlSva
  38. 38. News- Radio Film papers Source: http://goo.gl/40gDU Source: http://goo.gl/fQPYN Source: http://goo.gl/AA4Cz Jazz TV Phone Source: http://goo.gl/77K1t Source: http://goo.gl/0dnt1 Source: http://goo.gl/fQPYN Online Video Social Video games Networks Source: http://goo.gl/u5haI Source: http://goo.gl/XTHzh Source: http://goo.gl/shtj6Mass Media & Entertainment
  39. 39. Zipper Sticky Poptabs Notes Source: http://goo.gl/LAVvo Source: http://goo.gl/wDuX7 Source: http://goo.gl/tD43M SiliconRoomba Valley... Source: http://goo.gl/875Px Source: http://goo.gl/fQPYN Air Colored Printing Plane Plastic Press Source: http://goo.gl/o8f6i Source: http://goo.gl/QrNpe Source: http://goo.gl/aRYLX Inventions...
  40. 40. Basketball Source: http://goo.gl/59iSw
  41. 41. Unconferences Source: http://goo.gl/ITyDl
  42. 42. MakeShop & Fred Rogers Photos by Heather
  43. 43. Apple Mobile Devices Source: http://goo.gl/0mTfr
  44. 44. Community-built parks: imagined by the kids Source: personal photo
  45. 45. Examplesin Libraries
  46. 46. Converting Old into New Source: http://goo.gl/p4lpf
  47. 47. Tech Central @ Cleveland PL Source: http://goo.gl/sLXps
  48. 48. underground library Minneapolis, MN Source: http://goo.gl/Txklk
  49. 49. Maker Spaces Source: http://goo.gl/tKQCH
  50. 50. Art Gallery Source: photo courtesy of morrillpubliclibrary on Flickr
  51. 51. Bookstore Model Source: http://goo.gl/O65bM
  52. 52. Food & Drink Source: http://goo.gl/3r2S7
  53. 53. LibraryParking Garage Source: http://goo.gl/4AM5
  54. 54. Branding Source: http://goo.gl/l33jn
  55. 55. Jonesboro Library Marketing Source: http://goo.gl/EUU4Q
  56. 56. Orientation Scavenger Hunt More info: http://goo.gl/UuAyd Source: http://goo.gl/LvV15
  57. 57. YouTube Video: http://goo.gl/DQkuVideo spoofs: BYU
  58. 58. @IArtLibrariesLibrary as Incubator http://goo.gl/1RmSC Source: http://goo.gl/oxFC8
  59. 59. KLOW Project Source: Library Website Screenshots, 2010-2012
  60. 60. Koha Source: http://goo.gl/aY553
  61. 61. Statewide Courier Service Source: NEKLS photos
  62. 62. Exhibits Source: Kansas Humanities Council, http://goo.gl/3AqWc
  63. 63. Community Education Source: photos courtesy of Salina Public Library
  64. 64. Digital Learning Labs Source: photo courtesy of juggernautco on Flickr
  65. 65. Programming Source: photo courtesy of Wayne Rhodus
  66. 66. Music... Source: photo courtesy of theunquietlibrary on Flickr
  67. 67. Job Help Source: http://goo.gl/NJ1Cx
  68. 68. Legos at theLibrary Source: http://goo.gl/q3YUZ
  69. 69. Language Learning Source: http://goo.gl/Q8Rse
  70. 70. http://goo.gl/NJ1Cx http://goo.gl/NJ1CxSkype an Author Source: skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com
  71. 71. Human Library Source: http://goo.gl/erkkz
  72. 72. Checking out....(cakepans; bikes; ...) Source: http://goo.gl/KsCiU
  73. 73. Lock ‘n Light Campaign Source: 6News Lawrence, http://goo.gl/1vC00
  74. 74. SharedQualities ofInnovation
  75. 75. YouTube Video:http://goo.gl/ncUQdJack Andraka
  76. 76. Your Observations? Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
  77. 77. Enthusiasm
  78. 78. Personal
  79. 79. Curious
  80. 80. Tenacious
  81. 81. Luck
  82. 82. Support
  83. 83. Resolute
  84. 84. Caring
  85. 85. Problem-Solver
  86. 86. Partnerships
  87. 87. Failure isn’t the end Source: http://goo.gl/oxFC8
  88. 88. How do youbegin to innovate?
  89. 89. The Five Whys Source: http://goo.gl/g9yNo & Diana Weaver
  90. 90. The Jefferson Memorial Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  91. 91. Name a problem Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  92. 92. Ask Why Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  93. 93. Get an Answer Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  94. 94. Ask Why about THAT Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  95. 95. Repeat 5 times Source: http://goo.gl/mTa7H
  96. 96. Think like a startup disruptive ideas (1) about new processes (1) reinventing what we do & how we think about it (1) “innovation is messy” (3) innovation must be embedded at all levels (3) Source: Think like a startup, Brian Mathews, http://goo.gl/uQ1eE
  97. 97. Think like a startup “conditioned for constant change” (4) “building a platform” (4) “framework for action” (4) “culture” (4) learn from failures (5) “we don’t ask BIG ENOUGH questions” (8) Source: Think like a startup, Brian Mathews, http://goo.gl/uQ1eE
  98. 98. Ask:What business are you in? Source: Marketing Myopia, Theodore Levitt, Harvard Business Review, 1960
  99. 99. Your ideas?Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7 Source: http://goo.gl/tJFQD
  100. 100. Idea Sources
  101. 101. Your Colleagues
  102. 102. Other Librarians
  103. 103. Other Professions
  104. 104. Your Community
  105. 105. TEDwww.ted.com
  106. 106. Brian Mathewshttp://goo.gl/avZwK
  107. 107. The Heart of Innovation http://www.ideachampions.com/weblogs
  108. 108. @IArtLibrariesLibrary as Incubator http://goo.gl/1RmSC Source: http://goo.gl/oxFC8
  109. 109. A brief PSAabout grants...
  110. 110. Your Ideas?Source: http://goo.gl/AfUF7
  111. 111. “Librarians” canchange the world Source: From the R(squared) conference,
  112. 112. YouTube Video: http://goo.gl/XEemj Special thanks to Buffy Hamilton & Helen Blowers for this idea. “Librarians” canchange the world
  113. 113. Further ReadingAdapt: why success always starts with failure(Harford)Steal like an artist: 10 things nobody told youabout being creative (Kleon)Where good ideas come from: The naturalhistory of innovation (Johnson)The little black book of innovation: how it works;how to do it (Anthony)The myth of innovation (Berkun)
  114. 114. Further ReadingThe art of innovation (Kelley)Change the culture, change the game (Connors)The other side of innovation: solving theexecution challenge (Govindarajan)Taking people with you: the only way to makeBIG things happen (Novak)In pursuit of elegance (May)
  115. 115. Further ReadingEnchantment: The art of changing hearts, mindsand actions (Kawasaki)Marketing Myopia (Levitt), Harvard BusinessReview, 1960Think like a startup (Mathews), http://goo.gl/uQ1eEFresh copy: how Ursula Burns ReinventedXerox: http://goo.gl/ZFZ1m
  116. 116. The end.... ...radioactive cat took over Photos by Heather
  117. 117. Contact mePresentation Information:http://www.heatherbraum.info/?p=2665Contact information: Email: hbraum@nekls.org Twitter: @hbraum http://about.me/hbraum

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