The Library Innovation Toolkit

The Library Innovation Toolkit

Ideas, Strategies, and Programs

Book - 2015
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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 collection offers 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 innovation; strategies for getting library staff and other stakeholders on board and engaged, complete with a step-by-step toolkit for achieving innovative outcomes; ways to expand the library beyond its walls to deliver exceptional and innovative services to library users; money-saving initiatives that use technology to improve users' experience; and innovative uses of library spaces, such as designing and implementing a digital media lab.
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780838912744
Branch Call Number: 025.1 LIBRA
Characteristics: xix, 194 pages ; 23 cm


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Sep 28, 2017

Case studies in strategies (from Zen "beginner's mind" and trend-watching teams), ideas and especially in programs, with ideas for all types of libraries. Each study (many in conversational first person) takes an idea from germination, through research into community needs and other libraries' experiences, to implementation and even with thoughts about evaluation.

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