Purposeful Innovation: Idea Management for Libraries
In this webinar, learn the what, why, and how of idea management, and hear examples and lessons learned from Sno-Isle Libraries.
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Sooner or later, all libraries need to realign or reinvent services and workflows to respond to shifting community needs, but there’s often a disconnect between ideas generated by staff on the front lines and the decisions made by management. Imagine a library where all staff feel empowered to submit, vote and comment on service and workflow ideas. To reach this ideal, Sno-Isle Libraries (WA) has embraced the idea management process in order to consider and approve ideas holistically, for cost, benefit and time, and before a heavy investment of resources. Sno-Isle Libraries realized that building a collaborative, transparent framework to support workflows, change, ideas and community engagement is essential to creating a culture of purposeful innovation. During this webinar, you’ll gain a clear understanding of the "what" and "why" of idea management, hear lessons learned, and leave with tools to empower staff to lead from any position by sharing their ideas.
Presented by: Christa Werle, Public Services Project Manager, Sno-Isle Libraries, Washington
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- Sno-Isle Libraries In Service Day Agenda - 2015 (pdf)
- Selected as a 2014 Innovation by Urban Libraries Council, Purposeful Innovation Through Idea Management
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- BKLYN Incubator Project:
- Heather Braum & Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Library & Community: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Creating_a_Culture_of_Innovation.html
- What it Takes to Innovate Infographic: http://www.insideoutdev.com/newsletter/04-2015/#infographic
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