Notes from the 2009 COMO conference in Columbus GA
Design your way to a future proof library
What does organizational fitness mean?
Pennsylvania clear cut forests now beautiful national forests
Lumber industry did not make it thru the 1920s, they did not future proof, just clear cut without any thought to the future
When was the last time you exercised with books in your library? There is some connection between personal fitness and organizational fitness, it has to do with commitment to change
Darwin, survival of the fitness, natural selection,
trying to put a system in place in the future
what should we be doing to make sure our org stays fit, stays strong so we can keep doing all the important things we’re doing
don’t try to predict the future instead use design thinking, instructional design
clip from jim Collins, good to be paranoid
Only the Paranoid Survive – book by Andrew S. Cline
Inflection curve, always going through a cycle of improvement and decline, when you get to the inflection point you either continue to go up or you go down, and start the cycle over again
One of the most disruptive things is when a new product or service comes along and causes a problem for your business.
What’s a problem for libraries? Google, they stole our lunch
Focus on the customer experience, not the technology
The Deep Dive: The Design Thinking Process, segment of the Nightline show with Ted Kopel
Bright orange vest for student workers!