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The library innovation toolkit : ideas, strategies, and programs / edited by Anthony Molaro and Leah L. White ; foreword by R. David Lankes.

Contributor(s): Molaro, Anthony, editor. | White, Leah L., editor. | Lankes, R. David,, 1970- writer of foreword.
Call number: Z678 L463 2015 Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2015Description: xix, 194 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780838912744 paperback ; 0838912745 paperbackSubject(s): Library administration | Organizational change | Libraries and community | Public services (Libraries) | Libraries -- Activity programs | Libraries -- Technological innovations | Library administration -- United States -- Case studiesDDC classification: 025.1
Contents:
Zen and the art of innovation / Sarah Hashemi Scott and Heather McNamee -- Driving creativity and innovation in your organization : it's easier than you think / Kelly Pepo -- The library's role in promoting tolerance and diversity in a university / Lorna E. Rourke -- Information wizardry / Sarah Strahl and Erica J. Christianson -- Innovation boot camp : a social experiment / Robin Bergart and M.J. D'Elia -- Building a toolkit to craft your instruction program : the Virginia Tech experience / Tracy M. Hall, Edward F. Lener, and Purdom Lindblad -- Get on board with community needs : Ferry Tales, a monthly book group aboard the ferry / Audrey Barbakoff -- A librarian walks into a bar / Ben Haines and Kate Niehoff -- Seizing the opportunity for innovation and service improvement / Cheryl McGrath and Brad Warren -- The "eyes" have it : a digital media lab in an academic library / Pat Duck -- Participatory spaces and idea box / Monica Harris -- "Like a kid in a candy store" : marketplaces in public libraries / Daisy Porter-Reynolds -- Apprentices of the Book Empire at a glance / Amy Holcomb and Anna Fillmore -- Monsters, rockets, and baby racers : stepping into the story with children and young people / Matt Finch and Tracie Mauro -- Librari-Con : bringing magic to your library / Erika Earp and Melissa Lang -- The business of ideas : using a TED-like event to spread innovation / Troy A. Swanson.
Summary: Progress for the sake of progress is all too often a drain on precious time and resources. The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future. This stimulating collection offers numerous snapshots of innovation in action at a range of libraries, showcasing ideas and initiatives that will inspire librarians at their own institutions. Among the topics covered are: the importance of creating organizational structures that lead to innovation, strategies for getting library staff and other stakeholders on board and engaged, complete with a step-by-step toolkit for achieving innovative outcomes, ways to expand the library beyond its walls to deliver exceptional and innovative services to library users, money-saving initiatives that use technology to improve users' experience, innovative uses of library spaces, such as designing and implementing a digital media lab.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Zen and the art of innovation / Sarah Hashemi Scott and Heather McNamee -- Driving creativity and innovation in your organization : it's easier than you think / Kelly Pepo -- The library's role in promoting tolerance and diversity in a university / Lorna E. Rourke -- Information wizardry / Sarah Strahl and Erica J. Christianson -- Innovation boot camp : a social experiment / Robin Bergart and M.J. D'Elia -- Building a toolkit to craft your instruction program : the Virginia Tech experience / Tracy M. Hall, Edward F. Lener, and Purdom Lindblad -- Get on board with community needs : Ferry Tales, a monthly book group aboard the ferry / Audrey Barbakoff -- A librarian walks into a bar / Ben Haines and Kate Niehoff -- Seizing the opportunity for innovation and service improvement / Cheryl McGrath and Brad Warren -- The "eyes" have it : a digital media lab in an academic library / Pat Duck -- Participatory spaces and idea box / Monica Harris -- "Like a kid in a candy store" : marketplaces in public libraries / Daisy Porter-Reynolds -- Apprentices of the Book Empire at a glance / Amy Holcomb and Anna Fillmore -- Monsters, rockets, and baby racers : stepping into the story with children and young people / Matt Finch and Tracie Mauro -- Librari-Con : bringing magic to your library / Erika Earp and Melissa Lang -- The business of ideas : using a TED-like event to spread innovation / Troy A. Swanson.

Progress for the sake of progress is all too often a drain on precious time and resources. The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future. This stimulating collection offers numerous snapshots of innovation in action at a range of libraries, showcasing ideas and initiatives that will inspire librarians at their own institutions. Among the topics covered are: the importance of creating organizational structures that lead to innovation, strategies for getting library staff and other stakeholders on board and engaged, complete with a step-by-step toolkit for achieving innovative outcomes, ways to expand the library beyond its walls to deliver exceptional and innovative services to library users, money-saving initiatives that use technology to improve users' experience, innovative uses of library spaces, such as designing and implementing a digital media lab.

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