CDLINFO News: innovation

It’s the little things: protecting creative problem-solving

July 19, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

When it comes to creative solutions, often it’s the little things that make a big difference. I was talking with 2 campus colleagues about a project I’ve been working: an … More

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Use the Power of Visuals to Get Your Point Across

July 14, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Some people are brilliant at melding words and visuals. Most of us struggle to create engaging presentations, documents and web pages. We’ve all been told it’s crucial to appeal to … More

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Get Smarter in Just 15 Minutes a Day

July 7, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

The blogosphere is a rich and engaging resource for new ideas. So why can I hear you groaning from a mile away: “I don’t have time to do my work; … More

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Innovation from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries

June 28, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Last Wednesday, I had lunch with Delphine Khanna, Digital Projects Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania, in the Information Technology & Digital Development (ITaDD) Department. Delphine filled me in on … More

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Project management and transformational change

June 1, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a day-long workshop to orient 3 new task force teams. In this context, a “task force team” is a 6-7 person team of … More

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Learning from mistakes

April 26, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Courtesy of the California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library, San Francisco, CA Earlier this month we marked the 104th anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake. The anniversary brought to my … More

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How to Embrace Innovation

April 14, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Innovation is about making changes — doing things differently, thinking differently. What’s helpful to know is the changes you make don’t have to be huge and dramatic. Incremental changes … More

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5 Tips for Successful Career Collaboration

April 7, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Why do we look so happy in these pictures? Lena and I are collaborators in the truest sense, both about our shared work and about our “professional fitness.” Our collaboration has … More

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Looking for Some Inspiration in Your Career?

March 30, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Are you someone who sees opportunities and potential in most situations? Are you open to new ideas? Do you try new things even if they intimidate you? If you answered … More

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