Innovation in Libraries

$175.00

Dates: February 1 - February 28

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course will help participants build an innovation roadmap and examine such areas as effectuating transformational change to catalyze innovation; building an innovation strategy tied to organizational values; utilizing futures-thinking to drive strategic innovation; examining how failure drives innovation; moving from experimentation to action via user design methods, prototyping, and idea jams; and measuring innovation via networks of influence as well as storytelling.

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Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

Innovation in libraries is not a new topic, but it is a challenging one to address due to the many variables that can influence forward movement such as organizational and institutional cultures, lack of dedicated resources, and confusion about what it really means to innovate.

This course will help participants build an innovation roadmap and examine such areas as effectuating transformational change to catalyze innovation; building an innovation strategy tied to organizational values; utilizing futures-thinking to drive strategic innovation; examining how failure drives innovation; moving from experimentation to action via user design methods, prototyping, and idea jams; and measuring innovation via networks of influence as well as storytelling.

Participants will be asked to bring a scenario within their institution where they will examine their innovation challenges, brainstorm potential solutions utilizing some of the tools from the course, and transform them into actionable items that they can work on after the course is over. Participants will engage with one another and the instructor via shared readings, exercises, as well as synchronous/asynchronous discussion.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze the issues and challenges related to innovation in libraries,
  • Generate new approaches to integrating innovation into organizational culture,
  • Develop a set of tools to guide organizational change related to innovation regardless of role within an organization.

Cinthya Ippoliti

Cinthya IppolitiCinthya Ippoliti is the Auraria Library University Librarian and Director. In that role, she provides direct administrative leadership for library services, spaces, partnerships, and programming on the tri-institutional Auraria Campus, which serves the University of Colorado, Denver; Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver. In collaboration with the Library’s senior management team, she sets the library’s strategic vision to develop new services, foster creativity and collaboration, and provide professional development and mentorship for faculty, staff, and student assistants. Previously, Cinthya served as the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services at the Oklahoma State University libraries, and Head of Teaching and Learning at the University of Maryland libraries. She is a graduate of the Leading Change Institute and the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians.

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Special Session

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.

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