Teach Your Library New Tricks: Encouraging Innovation in Established Organizations. British Columbia Library Association April 17, 2008. Kathryn J. Deiss ACRL Content Strategist [email protected] AGENDA. Opening and introductions Innovation and established organizations
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Using the objects you picked up create the objects/representations below
A three-dimensional model of love
An example of a reference question
Something that would make travel easier
“Different is not always better but better is always different.”Rick LuceEmory University
“Innovation is the different.”embodiment, combination, and/or synthesis of knowledge in novel, relevant, valued new products, processes, or services.”Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap
Directional vs intersectional innovation what we want to do
Source: Johanssen, Frans. The Medici Effect
“The intersection of fields, cultures, and disciplines generates combinations of different ideas, yes; but it also generates a massive number of these combinations. People at the intersection, then, can pursue more ideas in search of the right ones.”
Barriers to innovation generates combinations of
Innovation and org. age generates combinations of
“I don’t know why people are afraid of new ideas. I’m afraid of old ones.”John Cage
Skills related to innovation afraid of old ones.”
Desire for perfection afraid of old ones.”
Risk aversion afraid of old ones.”
Dichotomies afraid of old ones.”
Political implications are.”
Cornelis Drebbel and £20,000 (1624)
Source: Amabile, Teresa your library has tried or wishes to try?
How to get started your library has tried or wishes to try?
Three creative problem-solving and innnovating techniques: your library has tried or wishes to try?
Creative Insights sessions
Brainstorming rules! your library has tried or wishes to try?and it has rules!
Creative Insights session your library has tried or wishes to try?
Step one your library has tried or wishes to try?
Steps two and three your library has tried or wishes to try?
Step four your library has tried or wishes to try?
Excursion techniques your library has tried or wishes to try?
Look at the photographs that follow
“Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.” your library has tried or wishes to try?Lawrence Lessig(OCON July 24, 2002 “Free Culture”)
Prototyping: a new skill your library has tried or wishes to try?
Prototyping your library has tried or wishes to try?
Good prototypes don’t just communicate, they persuade.”Tom Kelley, IDEO
Design by Michael Schwab
Think of something in your library that could benefit from a new prototype name or image
As a group share projects and do a quick idea sort on one of these situations
Innovation Incubators prototype
Photo by Loensis
Innovation incubators prototype
Planning an Innovation Incubator prototype
Use the planning handout to think through setting up an innovation incubator - let your imagination play!
Discuss your planning thoughts with two other people in the room
“The most successful people are those who are willing to give up their most successful strategies….”Richard Foster