M.J. D’Elia, Head, Learning & Curriculum Support Team, McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph
Nate Hill, Assistant Director, Chattanooga Public Library
Erik Boekesteijn, founder and director Doklab, Doklab and ShanachieTour
In keeping with our theme, Hack the Library!, our panel shares experiences and tips for both people and places associated with libraries. D’Elia starts by sharing a framework and techniques for encouraging a start-up mindset and the results of the first Start Up Weekend for Libraries. Hill & Backus describe the transformation of the Chatanooga PL’s fourth floor and the innovative maker spirit it initiated. Boekesteijn, creator of the video series This Week in Libraries, illustrates exciting new spaces that libraries are creating and provides lots of insights and ideas to take home to your library and community.
How we Think
Creative Problem Solving
Deep Dive Experiences
Provide permission for optimism and fun.
How We Do
Prototype and Pitch
Minimum Viable Product
Get Out of Your Building
Change How we think Plus How we do.
How > What
“Think Like a Startup.” Brian Mathews, 2012 – white paper
Library as community platform
Partnered with Co.LAB The Company Lab from Idea to Business
Look for new audience
MakerSpace 3D Printers
“If you have a library card, this is your printer.”