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Thursday, April 20 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Encouraging Innovation to Help the Library Thrive

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How can our public library encourage staff engagement, while finding new ideas to fulfill our mission? Multnomah County Library created an innovation fund to encourage staff to gain comfort and experience with trying new things, failing, learning and trying again!

Come learn how we started, how we got buy-in, how the initiative evolved from year to year, and how this project has encouraged collaboration, helping us thrive together.

By the end of this session, you will be able to describe our process for eliciting ideas from staff, our voting process, and how we supported staff who implemented projects. We will also share our lessons learned, including how we shifted the ways we offered support and how we communicated with staff.


Amy Honisett

Staff Development Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Amy Honisett is the Staff Development Librarian at Multnomah County Library. She works to support staff learning and professional growth.

Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center