Using techniques garnered from startups and quickly evolving technology companies, this presentation will educate information professionals on using experimentation to make evidence-based decisions to advance innovative initiatives. Libraries that adopt experimentation are better positioned to respond to rapidly changing environments and evolving user needs and behaviors. This presentation borrows ideas and inspiration from the startup sector to teach you how to take a human-centered and design thinking-based perspective on problem solving.
Cathryn Copper works at the intersection of libraries, architecture, and technology. As the Head of the Eberhard Zeidler Library at the University of Toronto, her current research explores technology and experimentation in libraries. She has spoken on the topic of experimentation at several national and international conferences including the Association of College & Research Libraries and SXSW EDU. Her talk on the use of artificial intelligence and augmented reality in libraries at SXSW EDU was featured as one of the "biggest and most pressing ideas." She is the author of The Experimental Library: A Guide to Taking Risks, Failing Forward, and Creating Change.
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Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)
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