Ou Lib Big Ideas


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Presentation to Library Council Dec 11, 2008.

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  • Ou Lib Big Ideas

    1. 1. How to get from HERE to THERE…
    2. 2. THE BIG IDEA: <ul><li>A library should cultivate a &quot;culture of innovation ... and establish a process for proposing innovation.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>- Deb Schmidle, ACRL webinar, April 2008. </li></ul>
    3. 3. INNOVATION <ul><li>It’s the THINKING not the THING </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Code Game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless keyboards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staffwiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn off computers during break </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. 2 Things: <ul><li>1. Cultivate a culture of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>2. Have a process for proposing ideas </li></ul>
    5. 5. What if all your Library Dreams Could Come True?
    6. 6. Where would you take your idea? <ul><li>We didn’t know, either. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Things would have to CHANGE.
    8. 8. Culture, Step 1: The Dean announces a new initiative <ul><ul><li>We will foster innovation and creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will help ideas become reality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will train everyone how to do that. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will accept that innovation is necessary </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Culture, Step 2: continuous training
    10. 10. Culture, Step 3: Create a Process <ul><li>More on this later…. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Culture: Step 4: Praise to the inno-Beta-ers
    12. 12. Process: In a perfect world: <ul><li>1. Ideas are encouraged and welcomed. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Submitting ideas is simple. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Evaluation is quick and effective. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Feedback is timely, constructive, and informative. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Implementation is rapid and smooth. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Ideas are reviewed for additional potential. </li></ul><ul><li>7. People are recognized, and success is celebrated. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Idea system performance is measured, reviewed, and improved. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Process : Where do ideas go to get heard? <ul><li>We propose: a REALLY simple form on the wiki </li></ul>
    14. 14. Process: The Form: <ul><li>BIG IDEA PROPOSAL </li></ul><ul><li>Big Idea: ____________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>____________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed by : ________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Who/what will be impacted? List positive and negative changes, what problem solved? What department (s) work would be influenced? Overall outcome? What investment/costs are involved? </li></ul><ul><li>___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>I have requested _____________________________ as my immediate supervisor to review this proposal. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Date submitted to committee __________________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Action ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Archived ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul>
    15. 15. Process : Who hears the ideas? We propose: the LC or a subset of the LC
    16. 16. Process: Then what happens? <ul><li>The Idea Group helps the proposer collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>The proposer keeps the idea alive or finds herself a “champion” </li></ul><ul><li>It’s political; just say so </li></ul>
    17. 17. Process :Communication <ul><li>Track ideas that come in </li></ul><ul><li>Track timeliness of responses </li></ul><ul><li>Track what’s happened so far </li></ul><ul><li>Track implementations </li></ul><ul><li>Track “compost” </li></ul>We think this could all be on the wiki
    18. 18. Process: Persistance <ul><li>Change is slow. </li></ul><ul><li>Years not months. </li></ul><ul><li>Culture shift </li></ul>
    19. 19. Process: Assess <ul><li>We will always be looking for ways to do it better. </li></ul>
    20. 20. QUESTIONS
    21. 21. Can’t I just go to my boss and get the thing done? <ul><li>Sure! (now record it on the wiki!) </li></ul><ul><li>What if it’s bigger than your department? </li></ul><ul><li>What if someone says “No”? </li></ul><ul><li>What if you don’t know how yet? </li></ul>
    22. 22. Why can’t things just stay the same? <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Iphone </li></ul><ul><li>Recession </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul>
    23. 23. Who would hold the process accountable? <ul><li>I will </li></ul>
    24. 24. Where would we get the money? <ul><li>From things we don’t need to do. </li></ul><ul><li>From people who get excited about what we are doing. </li></ul><ul><li>From a university that sees how ESSENTIAL we are. </li></ul><ul><li>Some ideas don’t cost a cent </li></ul>
    25. 25. How would Big Things happen? <ul><li>Trial </li></ul><ul><li>Failure / Success </li></ul><ul><li>Over </li></ul><ul><li>And over </li></ul>
    26. 26. The new world is perpetual Beta.
    27. 27. Be the Change You Want to See <ul><li>Our group’s big idea </li></ul><ul><li>Was to imagine a way to make more big ideas happen. </li></ul><ul><li>For that, we propose a Big Idea Group (=L.C.). </li></ul><ul><li>Today, we are asking you to BE the Big Idea Group </li></ul><ul><li>And consider our big idea </li></ul><ul><li>With the kind of consideration you would use on other big ideas . </li></ul><ul><li>How can we collaborate? </li></ul><ul><li>This is hard, isn’t it? </li></ul>