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PRACTICAL INNOVATIONS
LEAH L. WHITE
WHO AM I?
‣ HEAD OF POPULAR
MATERIALS
‣ ELA AREA PUBLIC
LIBRARY
‣ @LEAHLIBRARIAN
‣ LEAHLWHITE.COM
THE PLAN
▸ What is innovation?
▸ Methodology for innovative actions
▸ Creating a culture of innovation
▸ Innovative ideas ...
WHAT IS INNOVATION?
https://www.google.com/search?q=innovation&client=safari&hl=en-us&prmd=nibv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&...
PEOPLE CREATING VALUE
THROUGH THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW
IDEAS.
Innovation Network
WHAT IS INNOVATION?
PEOPLE NOT PERSON
BREAKING THE CHANGE AGENT MYTH
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/130117191909-mills-mlk-march-...
CREATING VALUE
WHAT DOES YOUR COMMUNITY NEED?
IMPLEMENTATION
THE HARDEST PART?
METHODOLOGY
METHODOLOGY (ACCORDING TO IDEO)
▸ Understand the market.
▸ Observe real people.
▸ Visualize new ideas.
▸ Evaluate and refin...
PASSPORTSMETHODOLOGY AT WORK
INNOVATION
CREATING A CULTURE
http://www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/four_idea_lightbulbs.jpg
THE TEN FACES OF INNOVATION
CRITERIA FOR INNOVATIVE CULTURES
▸ An environment that is fully engaged in positive change.
▸ ...
YOU HAVE TO
FEEL SAFE TO BE
CREATIVE.
Joel Hodgson
FROM THE LIBRARY INNOVATION TOOLKIT
ZEN AND THE ART OF INNOVATION
▸ Be transparent in decision making
▸ Listen to colleagu...
MAKE IT FUN
YES, THAT'S FROM MAGIC MIKE XXL
OPENING FORGE
MAKE IT FUN
PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS
FISHING POLES EXAMPLE
MAKE IT CROSS DEPARTMENTAL
DROP THE SILOS
LET IT GO
WHATS HOLDING YOU
BACK?
STEAL THESE IDEAS!
COOL IDEAS!
▸ Apprentices of the publishing
empire
▸ Librari-Con
▸ TED-talks at the library
▸ Trivia ni...
ANOTHER COOL IDEA
LIBRARY INNOVATION AWARD
▸ Sponsored by Penguin Random
House Foundation
▸ Winning library: $10,000 grant...
BE AUTHENTIC.
LEAHLWHITE.COM
THANK YOU!
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Innovation can be an intimidating word but it doesn't need to be. Practical innovations are true reflections of the communities we serve and their needs. The editor of The Library Innovation Toolkit will cover the similar traits that innovative organizations all have and give ideas that can be implemented easily and, even more importantly, practically.

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Practical innovations

  1. 1. PRACTICAL INNOVATIONS LEAH L. WHITE
  2. 2. WHO AM I? ‣ HEAD OF POPULAR MATERIALS ‣ ELA AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY ‣ @LEAHLIBRARIAN ‣ LEAHLWHITE.COM
  3. 3. THE PLAN ▸ What is innovation? ▸ Methodology for innovative actions ▸ Creating a culture of innovation ▸ Innovative ideas worth stealing
  4. 4. WHAT IS INNOVATION? https://www.google.com/search?q=innovation&client=safari&hl=en-us&prmd=nibv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwizy86Q3NnKAhXJyIMKHb4FAfUQ_AUICCgC#imgrc=nyaokxcuVXd07M%3A
  5. 5. PEOPLE CREATING VALUE THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW IDEAS. Innovation Network WHAT IS INNOVATION?
  6. 6. PEOPLE NOT PERSON BREAKING THE CHANGE AGENT MYTH http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/130117191909-mills-mlk-march-horizontal-large-gallery.jpg
  7. 7. CREATING VALUE WHAT DOES YOUR COMMUNITY NEED?
  8. 8. IMPLEMENTATION THE HARDEST PART?
  9. 9. METHODOLOGY
  10. 10. METHODOLOGY (ACCORDING TO IDEO) ▸ Understand the market. ▸ Observe real people. ▸ Visualize new ideas. ▸ Evaluate and refine prototype. ▸ Implement the new concept.
  11. 11. PASSPORTSMETHODOLOGY AT WORK
  12. 12. INNOVATION CREATING A CULTURE http://www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/four_idea_lightbulbs.jpg
  13. 13. THE TEN FACES OF INNOVATION CRITERIA FOR INNOVATIVE CULTURES ▸ An environment that is fully engaged in positive change. ▸ A culture that is rich in creativity and renewal.
  14. 14. YOU HAVE TO FEEL SAFE TO BE CREATIVE. Joel Hodgson
  15. 15. FROM THE LIBRARY INNOVATION TOOLKIT ZEN AND THE ART OF INNOVATION ▸ Be transparent in decision making ▸ Listen to colleagues ▸ Share stories about innovation successes and failures
  16. 16. MAKE IT FUN YES, THAT'S FROM MAGIC MIKE XXL
  17. 17. OPENING FORGE MAKE IT FUN
  18. 18. PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS FISHING POLES EXAMPLE
  19. 19. MAKE IT CROSS DEPARTMENTAL DROP THE SILOS
  20. 20. LET IT GO WHATS HOLDING YOU BACK?
  21. 21. STEAL THESE IDEAS! COOL IDEAS! ▸ Apprentices of the publishing empire ▸ Librari-Con ▸ TED-talks at the library ▸ Trivia night at a local bar ▸ Rocket Man for babies and dads
  22. 22. ANOTHER COOL IDEA LIBRARY INNOVATION AWARD ▸ Sponsored by Penguin Random House Foundation ▸ Winning library: $10,000 grant ▸ Four $1,000 runner up grants ▸ Due October 1, 2016
  23. 23. BE AUTHENTIC.
  24. 24. LEAHLWHITE.COM THANK YOU!

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