Archive for the 'Innovation' Category

ALA 2009: Pre-Post-Conference Wrap-up

Monday, July 13th, 2009

What an exhausting, inspiring, educational, and productive four days. It’s going to take a little bit to process my notes on everything and come to some conclusions. I do know I’ve got some things to do back at the old POW. In the meantime, I had to share this, because it cements my feelings about […]

Adventures in Unconfrencing – LITACamp 2009

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

“This is an unconference. We can do whatever we want.” –Mark Beatty So I’ve traveled deep into the belly of the beast (the OCLC conference center in Dublin, OH) for the inaugural LITA unconfrence. Working under the theme of “The Everywhere Library,” we’ve assembled to share what we know and (hopefully) push the state of […]

CIL Notes: Innovation, Services & Practices at the Darien Library

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The way libraries in general approach the future is not sustainable. – John Blyberg Trust is the watchword at Darien Library. All the new, supposedly radical innovations they’ve launched hinge on a highly cultivated sense of trust with their public. Bear in mind that I’m not saying this to be dismissive. These things are “supposedly […]

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