Category Archives: Innovation

open doors, open minds

At the Changing Times, Inspiring Libraries summit in December, David Lankes told us that “a library shapes itself around the community, not the other way around.” The idea is for the library to figure out the priorities of the greater community, then … Continue reading

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we need more helens

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be a librarian. Icons in the library world tend to be book people. At one time, the most venerated librarians were book scholars who knew the publishing trade inside … Continue reading

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When does 2 + 2 = 5?

According to visionary engineer, Ross Mitchell, 2+2=5. And as an engineer, he knows something about math. I recently had the opportunity to learn more about Ross Mitchell and the Mitchell Odyssey Foundation (MOF). On November 3rd, math, science and technology … Continue reading

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Big Ideas for Libraries in Communities

I had the very great pleasure of attending several events at the SFU Public Square Community Summit, held over six days in September. The Public Square initiative was designed to “spark, nurture and restore community connections, establish Simon Fraser University … Continue reading

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They Shot the Horses

Originally posted on Ken Haycock’s Library Leadership Blog on Monday, 04 June 2012 Twenty years ago, I attended the National Summit on Information Policy, held in Ottawa. The world was on the brink of radical change – something that would later be called … Continue reading

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