The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs

The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs

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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 innovationStrategies for getting library staff and other stakeholders on board and engaged, complete with a step-by-step toolkit for achieving innovative outcomesWays to expand the library beyond its walls to deliver exceptional and innovative services to library usersMoney-saving initiatives that use technology to improve usersa€™ experienceInnovative uses of library spaces, such as designing and implementing a digital media labExamples of creative programming, from running a C2E2-style comic convention, creating an a€œideaa€ forum, to re-envisioning a childrena€™s writing club and launching Readtember, a month of literacy programs featuring zombies, dads, and gamingThis valuable sourcebook encourages readers to take big risks, ask deeper questions, strive for better service, and dream bigger ideas.Each team should choose a name, and all teams should write their names on the answer sheets they turn in. Other rules ... Start playing music right after youa#39;re finished asking the trivia question, and stop it when the time for answering is over .

Title:The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs
Author:Anthony Molaro, Leah L. White
Publisher:American Library Association - 2015-02-18


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