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Radical Collaboration - 2015 Future of Libraries edition

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How can community members make our institutions better? By being our partners. This talk was given as the opening keynote at the Future of Libraries conference in September 2015 in San Francisco, CA.

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Radical Collaboration - 2015 Future of Libraries edition

  1. 1. Nina Simon @ninaksimon Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History RADICAL COLLABORATION partnership and inclusion
  2. 2. santacruzmah.org
  3. 3. $
  4. 4. $what happens in that building?
  5. 5. empowerment
  6. 6. social bridging
  7. 7. 62,000 17,000 (2011)
  8. 8. 62,000 50,000
  9. 9. 62,000 50,000 2,500
  10. 10. HOW DO YOU BUILD A 
 RADICALLY COLLABORATIVE
 INSTITUTION?
  11. 11. NOTE: REVOLUTION MEANS REAL CHANGE.
  12. 12. I'm closer to the stodgy traditional museum supporter than to the audiences you are currently trying to reach, but I strongly support your outreach and attempts to involve new communities. It is precisely because of that outreach that I finally became a museum member last year. There was no reason to do so before, since the museum was doing nothing. I still have little occasion to go to the museum, but I'm willing to support it as an important community resource.
  13. 13. HOW DO YOU BUILD A 
 RADICALLY COLLABORATIVE
 INSTITUTION?
  14. 14. HOW DO YOU BUILD A 
 RADICALLY COLLABORATIVE
 INSTITUTION? PRACTICE THE ART OF INVITATION
  15. 15. WHAT SMALL INVITATION COULD YOU MAKE, TO WHOM? PRACTICE THE ART OF INVITATION
  16. 16. HOW DO YOU BUILD A 
 RADICALLY COLLABORATIVE
 INSTITUTION? PRACTICE THE ART OF INVITATION BUILD ALLIANCES ON MANY LEVELS
  17. 17. WORKSHOP>
  18. 18. geography
  19. 19. geography identity
  20. 20. geography identity affinity
  21. 21. WHAT COMMUNITY IS KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS? HOW COULD YOU INVOLVE THEM? PRACTICE THE ART OF INVITATION BUILD ALLIANCES ON MANY LEVELS
  22. 22. HOW DO YOU BUILD A 
 RADICALLY COLLABORATIVE
 INSTITUTION? PRACTICE THE ART OF INVITATION BUILD ALLIANCES ON MANY LEVELS THINK PLATFORMS
  23. 23. WHERE COULD YOU HAVE MORE IMPACT BY GIVING UP SOME CONTROL? PRACTICE THE ART OF INVITATION BUILD ALLIANCES ON MANY LEVELS THINK PLATFORMS
  24. 24. HOW DO YOU BUILD A 
 RADICALLY COLLABORATIVE
 INSTITUTION? PRACTICE THE ART OF INVITATION BUILD ALLIANCES ON MANY LEVELS THINK PLATFORMS MAKE SPACE
  25. 25. rururevolution.blogspot.com
  26. 26. The average scientist, so far as I can make out, spends almost all his time working on problems which he believes will not be important and he also doesn't believe that they will lead to important problems. -Richard Hamming,“You andYour Research,” 1986 [
  27. 27. your turn OPINIONS/ @NINAKSIMON

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