The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs

The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs

  • ISBN-13: 9780838912744
  • $13.68

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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 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 areThe importance of creating organizational structures that lead to innovationStrategies for getting library staff and other stakeholders on board and engaged, complete with a step-by-step toolkit for achieving innovative outcomesWays to expand the library beyond its walls to deliver exceptional and innovative services to library usersMoney-saving initiatives that use technology to improve users experienceInnovative uses of library spaces, such as designing and implementing a digital media labExamples of creative programming, from running a C2E2-style comic convention, creating an idea forum, to re-envisioning a children s writing club and launching Readtember, a month of literacy programs featuring zombies, dads, and gamingThis valuable sourcebook encourages readers to take big risks, ask deeper questions, strive for better service, and dream bigger ideas.

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