Upcoming e-Learning webcast: Sparking Innovation (6/13)

Join us for the ACRL e-Learning webcast, “Sparking Innovation in Your Library: Lessons from Startup, R&D, and Venture Capital,” on Thursday, June 13 (1:00 — 2:30 p.m. Central).

Academic libraries are experiencing tremendous change. Advances in publishing, technology, pedagogy, and research are shifting roles across campuses. Librarians are expected to address emerging needs, requiring entrepreneurial thinking in order to deliver these new services.  This live, interactive webcast will explore ideas from startups, R&D labs, venture capital firms and other innovative organizations. Learn how you can apply the mindsets, toolsets, and cultural qualities to your library.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how the lean startup methodology applies to libraries.
  • Learn how R&D practices can improve your library’s assessment and growth programs.
  • Learn about various cognitive tools and thinking styles that can fuel your library’s ideation processes.
  • Learn about the value of establishing a culture of innovation.

Presenter: Brian Mathews is Associate Dean for Learning and Outreach at Virginia Tech. He blogs at The Ubiquitous Librarian for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Brian regularly writes and presents on topics related to innovation and entrepreneurialism. His website is www.brianmathews.com.

Complete details including the full webcast description and registration materials are available online.  Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.