Think Outside the Books: Building Innovative Programs and Services Through Staff Empowerment
Friday, March 23, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom B
Using BKLYN Incubator as a case study, this workshop will examine methods of innovation that begin with empowering yourself and your staff. It will offer new ways to think about services, methods to put new ideas into action, and strategies to build a growth mindset. Core library services remain just as essential to patrons as new services that push traditional boundaries, and we will explore a variety of approaches to bring innovation to both.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Understand how to assess whether they have a fixed or growth mindset and how to move their thinking (and their teams') towards growth 2: Learn how to identify and categorize problems by examining the work done in BKLYN Incubator and generate their own approaches to similar problems. 3: Recognize the range of approaches to innovation that can be explored beginning with free, quick, and easy all the way to expensive, lengthy, and seemingly impossible.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: High interaction (examples: facilitated discussion; small group collaborative work; hands-on activity or application)
Tags: Administration/Management, Innovation, Organizational Change, Transforming Libraries, Trends and Forecasting, User Experience (UX)
Brynna Tucker, BKLYN Incubator Manager
brooklyn public library , Brooklyn , NY
Brynna Tucker is the Senior Manager of Innovation at Brooklyn Public Library and on the Board of the NYC Innovation Collective. She manages the BKLYN Incubator program and is working to roll out the new strategic plan which encourages collaboration across the 59 library locations. Her interests include innovation education, experiential learning, and design thinking and sees Public Libraries as the ideal way to generate responsive, community-centered initiatives.