JAN 23

Creating a Culture of Innovation in your Library and Community

A webinar exploring how to grow and sustain innovation in libraries and in communities.

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We hear about libraries that are leaders in innovation, implementing ideas that keep the library growing and vital. Perhaps you have watched from the sidelines and wished you could kickstart some innovation at your library, but you're not sure where to start. Come to this webinar for an active and lively discussion on how to find innovative ideas, how to connect with the people to help make them happen, and how to get buy-in and support for your ideas. There is a lot to be learned from other libraries' examples and experiences.

Presented by: Heather Braum, Digital & Technical Services Librarian at the Northeast Kansas Library System, blogger at www.heatherbraum.info, and 2010 Kansas Library Association's New Professional of the Year.

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Optional Webinar Prework:

If you have the time before the webinar, please watch the following video clips and think about why these ideas or projects are innovative. What are some of the qualities that come through the participants or the product? Be prepared to share your observations during the webinar.

  • Video 1: BYU Library commercial: http://goo.gl/DQku
  • Video 2: Jack Andraka TED Talent Search (The video is almost 7 minutes long, and the speaker and his content is a bit hard to follow at times, but please stick with it; I think you'll see why I'm asking you to watch it): http://goo.gl/ncUQd
  • Video 3: Replace the word entrepreneur with librarian, as you watch: http://goo.gl/XEemj
  • Bonus 4: Find, watch, and be prepared to share a link during the webinar in the chat to other videos that represent or present innovation, especially from outside the library world.



23 January 2013


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]