[Neasis-l] NEASIST Event - Guerilla Innovation (Nov. 15)

Caryn Anderson caryn.anderson at simmons.edu
Tue Nov 6 15:31:35 EST 2007


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 From Guerilla Innovation to Institutional Transformation:
Information Professionals as Change Agents

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 8:30a - 3:45p
Providence College, Providence, RI

Register Now: http://www.neasist.org/pc/programs/20071115.html

Embedded libraries... usability and findability... hacking your
OPAC... agile development... metadata aggregators... Web 2.0 and
social software... user-centered design... library as experience. In
the past few years we continue to see an explosion of visionary new
strategies for organizing and providing access to information products
and services. The forward-thinking problem-solvers among us have
eagerly educated ourselves and developed plans to apply this next
generation of theoretical and practical approaches to the toughest
dilemmas in our information environments. And then we hit the wall...

No matter how brilliant the idea or solution, only organizations with
an established "culture of transformation" seem to even listen to our
cutting edge solutions, never mind providing the resources and
leadership support to explore these potential innovations.

So how do we cultivate "cultures of transformation" in our
institutions? How do we carve out time and space for exploration and
experimentation? How do we encourage the kind of unrestrained
creativity from which the most revolutionary and lasting improvements
have emerged? How do we craft guerilla innovation strategies that can
prove their worth at the grass roots level?

The New England chapter of ASIST explores the answers to these
questions in another dynamic full-day program. Join...

- Jill Stover
(Undergraduate Services Librarian at Cabell Library, Virginia
Commonwealth University, and sole or contributing author of Designing
Better Libraries- http://dbl.lishost.org/blog/ and Library
Marketing-Thinking Outside the Book-
http://librarymarketing.blogspot.com/ )
- John Blyberg
(Head of Technology and Digital Initiatives at DarienLibrary in
Connecticut, and author of blyberg.net: http://www.blyberg.net/ )
- Jessamyn West
(Community Technology Librarian, Randolph, Vermont, and author of
librarian.net: http://www.librarian.net/ )

...for an inspiring discussion of how to sponsor creative atmospheres
that support and encourage change. Learn how to practically work
around, with, and through organizational barriers to change to
directly implement innovative solutions to information problems. And
discover techniques for institutional and personal creativity


Register Now: http://www.neasist.org/pc/programs/20071115.html
Caryn Anderson
Doctoral Studies Program Manager
GSLIS, Simmons College
300 The Fenway, P-310H
Boston, MA  02115
caryn.anderson at simmons.edu

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