Save the Date! ACRL Lunch & Learn on June 13

Jump start your summer projects and join ACRL-OR for a free webinar event on Thursday, June 13 from 11:00am – 12:30pm at the Oregon State Library in Salem.  Brian Mathews will present “Sparking Innovation in your Library:  Lessons from Startup, R&D, and Venture Capital” (see Description & Learning Outcomes below).
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This event will be in-person only, so bring a bag lunch and spend some time networking with your ACRL-OR colleagues. Can’t quite get that bag lunch together and need to grab lunch locally? Contact Arlene Weible for Salem lunch options (, 503-378-5020).
We’ll meet you in the:
Basement Conference Room (B9)
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St NE
Salem, OR 97301

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Learning Outcomes:
Academic libraries are experiencing tremendous change. Advances in publishing, technology, pedagogy, and research are shifting roles across campuses. Librarians are expected to address emerging needs, requiring entrepreneurial thinking in order to deliver these new services.  This live, interactive webcast will explore ideas from startups, R&D labs, venture capital firms and other innovative organizations. Learn how you can apply the mindsets, toolsets, and cultural qualities to your library.

  • Learn how the lean startup methodology applies to libraries.
  • Learn how R&D practices can improve your library’s assessment and growth programs.
  • Learn about various cognitive tools and thinking styles that can fuel your library’s ideation processes.
  • Learn about the value of establishing a culture of innovation.

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