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Thursday, March 30, 2017

C304: Innovation Report & Academic Library

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Chris Barr, Director, Technology Innovation, Knight Foundation
Meaghan O'Connor, Assistant Director, Programs & Partnerships, DC Public Library
Katie Maier-O’Shea, Dean, Institutional & Academic Technology, North Park University

The first presentation shares the results of25 interviews of leaders from library systems,Knight News Challengewinners, key programming partners, and others to understand better how innovation is being discussed in the field.  A sneak peek at some of the points of their report: challenging, requiring clear communication & technology, lack of processes &/or commitment.  For more insights and details, join us!

Also hear from a private college in Chicago which restructured the institution into a partnership of IT, online learning and the library. Get tips from North Park University for working collaboratively to advance shared technology goals through well-attended training, embedded librarianship, and innovative university committees, and find out how the library leverages this successful partnership to improve its profile and services despite limited resources.

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