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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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...

Vine: What Six Short Seconds Can Do For Your Library

 News / Last Modified: 07 January 2015

Vine puts a new spin on the notion of the short attention span. With this free app from Twitter, users can create 6-second videos with an iOS or Android device by simply pointing it at a subject and touching the screen to start and stop filming. But ...

A Slice of Maker Pie: Stories from Three Learner Labs

 News / Last Modified: 17 December 2014

Think about the last time you ordered pizza and the numerous considerations that influenced your decisions. You may have weighed surroundings including dine-in versus carry-out or perhaps delivery, contemplated crust style and toppings, and evaluated...