2011 Leadership Lab: Nurturing Innovation within Your Library (Online)

Countless suggestions are generated everyday by employees; yet, few organizations have a systematic way to capture, nurture and implement employees’ valuable ideas. The Division of Library and Information Services Leadership Lab provides opportunities for learning teams to share ideas, ask questions, discuss challenges, create workplace models and receive peer feedback about nurturing innovation within their libraries.

Library leaders and managers may elect to organize a staff team of up to five people to learn and experiment together in Leadership Lab sessions.

Leadership Lab Wiki
To support the online learning experience, participants will have access to a closed wiki so that they can share ideas and draft models.

Lab 1 May 9 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Innovation Development Model

The Directors of the Orange County Library System and Calhoun County Library will provide an overview of each of their highly successful innovation development models.

Lab 2 May 16 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Discuss library innovation implementation, challenges and results.

Four library staff members will share information about recent innovations implemented in their library: book and audio-visual vending machines, mobile apps, floating collections, Google gadgets and open source library automation software.

Lab 3 May 23 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Discuss and review ways to begin, stimulate and sustain workplace innovation models.

Participants provide and receive feedback on their innovation models.

Laboratory Requirements
Team members are required to:
• Attend all three online sessions.
• Meet with their team to have an in-depth, focused discussion after each online session.
• Contribute to their team’s plan.
• Post information and plans on the Leadership Lab wiki.
• Provide comments during each session and on the wiki.

There is no charge for Florida library staff to participate.

Register for this session.

Jill Canono, Ph.D.
Leadership Development
State Library and Archives of Florida
850.245.6643 (fax)

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