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When the Tide Goes Out, Everyone Can See Who’s Swimming Naked. October 20, 2011 Presented by Joan Frye Williams and George Needham. Remember us?. April 26 – Sustainable choices. Existential sustainability. How does our community see itself and its future ?. Operational sustainability.

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When the tide goes out everyone can see who s swimming naked

When the Tide Goes Out, Everyone Can See Who’s Swimming Naked

October 20, 2011

Presented by

Joan Frye Williams and George Needham





How does our community see itself and its future
How Nakeddoes our community see itselfand its future?



How well do our services match community expectations
How well do our Nakedservices match community expectations?



Are we asking the right questions
Are we asking the right questions? Naked

  • Ask about things they know and care about

  • Don’t ask how to run the library

  • Let them dream big: don’t point out constraints

  • Listen, don’t explain





Don t assume that libraries are the go to place for information
Don’t assume Nakedthat libraries are the “go-to” place for information



Don t assume that people can t find the good stuff on their own
Don’t assume Nakedthat people can’t find the “good stuff” on their own


Sharing not g uarding
Sharing, not Nakedguarding


Don t assume that getting the books back is more important than getting the people back
Don’t assume Nakedthat getting the books back is more important than getting the people back


Relationships not t ransactions
Relationships, not Nakedtransactions


Don t assume that there s only one right or fair way to do everything
Don’t assume Nakedthat there’s only one right or fair way to do everything



Don t assume that your library is primarily a window on the outside world
Don’t assume Nakedthat your library is primarily a window on the outside world



Don t assume that information is an end in itself
Don’t assume Nakedthat information is an end in itself



Don t assume that the way to stay safe is to be perfect
Don’t assume Nakedthat the way to stay safe is to be perfect




How can we
How Nakedcan we…?





Your challenges
Your challenges Naked

  • Think of the challenges you need to overcome to move your library forward

  • Focus on what you need to accomplish, rather than how other people need to change.

  • Write each of your challenges on a separate Post-it note (one per note), legibly please.

  • On the flip chart paper, work with your colleagues to clump the Post-it notes into common themes

  • Circle and name the themes.

  • Prepare to report your results!




Access
Access Naked




Coaching
Coaching Naked



Community convening
Community Nakedconvening



Narrative
Narrative Naked




Beyond inventory control to support for l earning and creativity
Beyond Naked inventory control to support forlearning and creativity




Beyond anonymity to market knowledge
Beyond Nakedanonymity to market knowledge


Beyond remedial advocacy to peer engagement
Beyond remedial advocacy Nakedto peer engagement


How Naked

we?

we?

How

can

we?

can

can


How will we
How Nakedwill we…?



Stay connected
Stay Nakedconnected




Let s continue the conversation
Let’s continue the conversation Naked


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