Part Playground, Part Laboratory: Building New Ideas at Your Library

A PLA 2020 Virtual Conference On-Demand Session

PLA 2020 Virtual Conference On-Demand logoDo you thrive on change and want to pioneer bold new visions of what public libraries can be? Learn how to build a process for intentional innovation and experimentation at your library. Hear about how Arapahoe Libraries in Colorado designated their Castlewood branch as a place where library users and staff collaborate to experiment with new ways of using the public library. Whether the experiments succeed or fail, the goal is to evolve with your community.

Originally presented as part of the PLA 2020 Virtual Conference on February 27, 2020.

The recording of this session is closed captioned in U.S. English.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this on-demand session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify methods for obtaining and vetting ideas to apply to the concept approach;
  • Create a process and framework to pilot and implement new ideas at your library; and
  • Facilitate data-driven change through innovation and experimentation at your library.

Who Should Attend

This on-demand session is intended for those with no previous knowledge of the topic.

Speakers

Nicole Wilhelms, library manager, oversees two branches of Arapahoe Libraries in Colorado and aids in testing out innovative concepts that engage our community.

As the director of library operations, Linda Speas oversees the operation of eight library locations of Arapahoe Libraries, Mobile Library Services, Child and Family Library Services, and a centralized librarian team. Linda holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Denver and Master of Science in Human Services from National Louis University.

Galina Derevyanko supervises Castlewood Library, the Concept branch of Arapahoe Libraries. Prior to that, she served in variety of management roles within profit and non-for-profit sectors in several countries, working in public libraries, museums, publishing houses, and software localizing business, always focusing on bringing innovation and latest trends to the organizations.

Registration

Cost

Individual – PLA Personal Member $33.00
Individual – ALA Personal Member/Nonmember $49.00
Group* $199.00

 

* Group rate is for single library access, including all its branches/outlets. It applies if an on-demand webinar will be viewed by multiple people—viewing on an individual basis and/or in groups. Please contact plawebinars@ala.org for special pricing if you wish to share access to an on-demand webinar across multiple libraries in a consortium.

How to Register

Purchase from the ALA Store: INDIVIDUAL ACCESS GROUP ACCESS

 

If you will be viewing alone or with one other viewer, please purchase at the individual rate. If you plan on viewing this on-demand webinar with a group of 3 or more people, please purchase at the group rate. Group access is for a single library, including all its branches/outlets. It applies if an on-demand webinar will be viewed by multiple people—viewing on an individual basis and/or in groups. Please contact plawebinars@ala.org for special pricing if you wish to share access to an on-demand webinar across multiple libraries in a consortium.

The purchase of an on-demand webinar includes instructions and a password to access the archived recording of the webinar. You'll have access to the on-demand webinar for one year from date of purchase.

On-demand webinar are intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Neither individual nor group purchase includes permission to rebroadcast or redistribute this webinar. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tech Requirements

To playback an archived webinar you should have either the latest version of Flash running on your computer, or use a browser with native HTML5 support. Please use the most up-to-date version available of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer. A fast Internet connection and computer is recommended.

Credits or CEUs

PLA does not award credit hours, CEUs, or certificates of attendance/completion/participation for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

Contact

If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752).