|aThe library innovation toolkit |bideas, strategies, and programs |cedited by Anthony Molaro and Leah L. White ; foreword by R. David Lankes.
|aChicago, Ill. |bALA Editions|c2015.
|axix, 194 p. |bill. |c23 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|tZen and the art of innovation /|rSarah Hashemi Scott andHeather McNamee --|tDriving creativity and innovation in your organization :|tit's easier than you think /|rKelly Pepo --|tThe library's role in promoting tolerance and diversity in a university /|rLorna E. Rourke --|tInformation wizardry /|rSarah Strahl and Erica J. Christianson --|tInnovation boot camp :|ta social experiment /|rRobin Bergart and M.J. D'Elia --|tBuilding atoolkit to craft your instruction program :|tthe Virginia Tech experience /|rTracy M. Hall, Edward F. Lener, and Purdom Lindblad --|tGet on board with community needs :|tFerry Tales, a monthly book group aboard the ferry /|rAudrey Barbakoff --|tA librarian walks into a bar /|rBenHaines and Kate Niehoff --|tSeizing the opportunity for innovation and service improvement /|rCheryl McGrath and Brad Warren --|tThe "eyes" have it :|ta digital media lab in an academic library /|rPat Duck --|tParticipatory spaces and idea box /|rMonica Harris --|t"Like a kid in a candy store" :|tmarketplaces in public libraries /|rDaisy Porter-Reynolds --|tApprentices of the Book Empire at a glance /|rAmy Holcomb and Anna Fillmore --|tMonsters, rockets, and baby racers :|tstepping into the story with children and young people /|rMatt Finch and Tracie Mauro --|tLibrari-Con :|tbringing magic to your library /|rErika Earp and Melissa Lang --|tThe business of ideas :|tusing aTED-like event to spread innovation /|rTroy A. Swanson.
|aProgress for the sake of progress is all too often a drainon 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 stimulating collection offers numerous 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 exceptionaland innovative services to library users, money-saving initiatives that use technology to improve users' experience, innovative uses of library spaces, such as designing and implementing a digital media lab.