Innovation & Creativity

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We find ourselves in the midst of exciting times, full of change and ripe with opportunity for innovation and creativity. As libraries embrace and nurture these opportunities in our communities, we find ourselves leading others and building supportive environments of inspiration. Learn how libraries model innovation and creativity and how communities are benefiting from new ideas everyday.

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More of the Award-Winning Craig Public Library Story

 News / Last Modified: 13 May 2015

With last week's announcement of the recipients of the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, many of us at OCLC let out a whoop for Amy Marshall and her team at the Craig Public Library on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska...

A Challenge from OpenIDEO

 News / Last Modified: 10 April 2015

We've been following the work of IDEO, and more specifically OpenIDEO, and are very excited to share with you, their latest Challenge. We 've submitted a 'Contribution' to the Challenge and invite you to take a look at what we've prov...

Great Ideas for Innovative Community Engagement

 News / Last Modified: 04 March 2015

A recent Huffington Post article tells of a Facebook experiment that spawned over 150 community-generated ideas on the future of Miami's libraries. Rebecca Fishman Lipsey and Francine Madera, in 100 Great Ideas for the Future of Libraries -- A Ne...

The Engaged and Embedded Library

 News / Last Modified: 09 February 2015

Civic engagement is not a new concept for libraries, which have long been active community hubs. However, in this age of library transformation, it is time to escalate the scale of community engagement. On one level, it is survival; it is also the na...