Daily Archives: April 21, 2009

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“Creating Zones with Heart” at ALA Annual

I am very happy to be speaking as part of this program: LLAMA BES:  LIBRARY 2.0 BUILDINGS:  CREATING ZONES WITH HEART Saturday, July 11, 2009; 1:30 – 3:30 PM 2009 Annual ALA Conference, Chicago, IL LLAMA – Buildings for College and University Libraries Committee Case Study 1:  Darien Library, Darien, Connecticut Alan Kirk Gray  Assistant Director – Operations, Darien Library Alan Kirk Gray is Assistant Director – Operations for Darien Library, Darien, CT, where he is responsible for the program, planning and construction of Darien Library’s new 54,000 square feet building, which has been cited for its anticipation of trends […]

Pew: The Mobile Difference

http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/5-The-Mobile-Difference–Typology.aspx 8% of adults use mobile devices and broadband platforms for continual information exchange to collaborate with their social networks 7% of adults actively use mobile devices and social networking tool, yet are ambivalent about all the connectivity 8% of Americans find mobility lighting their information pathways, but have comparatively few tech assets at home 16% of adults are active conduits of content and information for 61% are anchored to stationary media; though many have broadband and cell phones, coping with access is often too much for them

Libraries & A Culture of Innovation

Stephen Abram points to a thought-provoking article at Report 103: http://stephenslighthouse.sirsidynix.com/archives/2009/04/libraries_and_a.html “A Dozen Ingredients for a Culture of Innovation” http://www.jpb.com/report103/archive.php?issue_no=20090407 I pulled out some highlights from some of the sections that speak to me. Please read the whole piece, take it to your staff meetings and ponder how you might incorporate these ingredients in your institution. 1. Top Management Buy-In If top management do not embrace innovation, they can hardly expect their employees to do so either.  2. Trust 3. Priority of Innovation (Often Confused with Time) If you want a culture of innovation in your firm, creativity and innovation […]