Session Title

Creating a Culture of Innovation on a Dime (or Even Less)

Presenter Information

Emily A. B. Swanson

Description

Do you have colleagues that resist innovation, new ideas, and emerging technology? Do your staff meetings include “we’ve always done it this way” statements? Do your new ideas never take off because someone is afraid that they won’t work out? This presentation will discuss how you can create a culture that embraces innovation and is not afraid to fail. This presentation will also dispel the notion that new technology and innovative practices come with a large price tag. Participants will learn about real world examples of the low-cost innovations that we have put into practice at Westminster College’s Giovale Library. Some of which include: migrating to an open source ILS, re-designing our library classroom, rebranding and rethinking reference, beginning an OER initiative with no budget, and creating our own no-cost research guides. Participants will discuss how they can create a culture of innovation at their library and brainstorm innovations that they could put in place with minimal funding.

Start Date

20-3-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

20-3-2019 11:30 AM

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Creating a Culture of Innovation on a Dime (or Even Less)

Do you have colleagues that resist innovation, new ideas, and emerging technology? Do your staff meetings include “we’ve always done it this way” statements? Do your new ideas never take off because someone is afraid that they won’t work out? This presentation will discuss how you can create a culture that embraces innovation and is not afraid to fail. This presentation will also dispel the notion that new technology and innovative practices come with a large price tag. Participants will learn about real world examples of the low-cost innovations that we have put into practice at Westminster College’s Giovale Library. Some of which include: migrating to an open source ILS, re-designing our library classroom, rebranding and rethinking reference, beginning an OER initiative with no budget, and creating our own no-cost research guides. Participants will discuss how they can create a culture of innovation at their library and brainstorm innovations that they could put in place with minimal funding.