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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


Remember us

Remember us?


April 26 sustainable choices

April 26 – Sustainable choices


Existential sustainability

Existential sustainability


How does our community see itself and its future

How does our community see itselfand its future?


Operational sustainability

Operational sustainability


How well do our services match community expectations

How well do ourservices match community expectations?


Political sustainability

Political sustainability


Are we asking the right questions

Are we asking the right questions?

  • 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


Financial sustainability

Financial sustainability


How can we diversify

How can we diversify?


April 27 sustainable practices

April 27 – Sustainable practices


Don t assume that libraries are the go to place for information

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


Enticing not explaining

Enticing, not explaining


Don t assume that people can t find the good stuff on their own

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


Sharing not g uarding

Sharing, not guarding


Don t assume that getting the books back is more important than getting the people back

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


Relationships not t ransactions

Relationships, not transactions


Don t assume that there s only one right or fair way to do everything

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


Tools not rules

Tools, not rules


Don t assume that your library is primarily a window on the outside world

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


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

Local, not generic


Don t assume that information is an end in itself

Don’t assume that information is an end in itself


Transformation not information

Transformation, not information


Don t assume that the way to stay safe is to be perfect

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


Efficiency not perfection

Efficiency, not perfection


Work worth doing

Work worth doing


How can we

How can we…?


So what s up docs

So what’s up, Docs?


First the good news

First, the good news…


Now the not so good news

Now, the not so good news…


Your challenges

Your challenges

  • 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!


More than one route to success

More than one route to success


Build on our strengths

Build on our strengths


Access

Access


Organization and problem solving

Organization and problem-solving


Content curation

Content curation


Coaching

Coaching


Co creation

Co-creation


Community convening

Community convening


Convergence

Convergence


Narrative

Narrative


Infiltration

Infiltration


Build capacity

Build capacity


Beyond inventory control to support for l earning and creativity

Beyond inventory control to support forlearning and creativity


Beyond processes to results

Beyond processes to results


Beyond rationing to abundance

Beyond rationing to abundance


Beyond anonymity to market knowledge

Beyond anonymity to market knowledge


Beyond remedial advocacy to peer engagement

Beyond remedial advocacyto peer engagement


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

How

we?

we?

How

can

we?

can

can


How will we

How will we…?


Find your motivation

Find your motivation


Stay connected

Stay connected


Move forward together

Move forward…together


Don t give up she hasn t sung yet

Don’t give up: she hasn’t sung yet


Let s continue the conversation

Let’s continue the conversation

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