Internet Archive Launches Program for Local Libraries

Associations Now

With financial support from a federal agency, the Internet Archive is launching a program for libraries around the country to archive community websites in much the same way the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine does.

Library Group Aims to Reeducate Public on Its Profession

Associations Now

As innovative maker spaces seem to be pushing out book stacks in school libraries, the American Association of School Librarians posits that there’s room for both—and that certified school librarians are the most qualified professionals to give students the best of both worlds.

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Tech, Trade, and Library Groups Form Copyright Mega-Coalition

Associations Now

The Re:Create Coalition brings together various groups from the technology, trade, and library industries. The alliance will advocate for less-stifling copyright laws that foster innovation.

Innovation Requires Diversity

Idea Architects

It's one of the many core elements of innovation, one Franz Johansson nicely described in his book The Medici Effect. diversity innovation leadershipThere are no coffee refills in France. or at least not like what we are accustomed to in the States.

Tennessee Education Groups Create Digital Library for High Schoolers

Associations Now

With the development of a new digital library, Tennessee high school students will be switching from print textbooks to online learning materials this school year. The post Tennessee Education Groups Create Digital Library for High Schoolers appeared first on Associations Now

Thomas Edison Can Teach Associations About Innovation

Smooth The Path

Additionally, many of his philosophies and methods for innovation are still directly applicable. Innovation at the Edison labs was not an it-can-only-be-made-here endeavor. Need more resources on how to innovate at your association?

Association Subculture: Innovation in Association Management

Association Subculture

Innovation in Association Management. Libraries? Innovate. Deirdre Reid wrote about ASAEs Innovation Talks. WSAE is hosting their Innovation Summit right now. Host your own innovation conversations. innovation. (6). Principled Innovation LLC.

Creating Conference Meeting Space For Innovation And Collaboration

Velvet Chainsaw

Library cubicles tell us that it’s for independent work. If we value innovation and collaboration as conference team sports, we have to change the traditional space. Collaboration and innovation needs we spaces, not I spaces. Innovation thrives on equality. Tweet.

Hack Your Association

Reid All About it

David Metcalf and two of his students brought it to digitalNow for The “Maker Society,” their session with Jenny Levine , Strategy Guide at the American Library Association. . Tagged: Association , digitalNow , Innovation , Leadership , Volunteers.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

US copyright law is having a chilling effect on the Digital Public Library project. “Corporate antibodies” subverting your innovation process? blog roundup changeblogging diversity innovation management ASAE Associations Now Creative Commons Google Technology Review Another reason why Creative Commons licensing is so important? Face to face meetings favor the powerful , according to new research shared by Associations Now.

Friday Top 5

Spark Consulting

Jenny Levine from the American Library Association talked about their MakerSpace initiatives as part of ALA’s ongoing work to allow members to hack the associations (which resulted, among other things, in a self-organized conference ). It’s my Top 5 from digitalNOW.

Some Reflections about Social Data in the Cloud from the Social Innovation Summit 2012

Beth Kanter

For the past two days, I’ve been attending (and also a speaker ) at The Social Innovation Summit , a private, invitation-only forum that explores the frontiers of social innovation.

Does the Future of Membership Live at 501 Mission Place?

Reid All About it

For $27 a month, members have access to online forums, seminars, articles, blogs, leadership interviews and resource libraries. Tagged: Association , Community , Innovation , Membership , Networking , Nonprofits , Professional Development , Web and Social Media.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

Feds OK Google digitization of the world’s library. blog roundup cool technology innovation leadership management membership Associations Now Big Data Eric Lanke Google Jamie Notter mobile Technology Review Associations Now picked up on my “Why Is Membership the Only Relationship” post and wrote a great response/extension of the thinking. Important decision to make? Rely on the data, but don’t JUST rely on the data.

Our screwed up thinking about creating conference experiences

Aaron Wolowiec

The Library Of Yesteryear. Filed under: Associations , Innovation , Meetings Tagged: attendees , beliefs , conference , experiences , Jeff Hurt , Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. Associations Innovation Meetings attendees beliefs conference experiences Jeff Hurt Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

Executive Connections: Why SLA Must Consider a Name Change

Executive Connections

  Our founder, John Cotton Dana, wrote that the name Special Libraries Association, “was chosen with some hesitation, and rather in default of a better.”    The terms “special library” and “special librarian” were the lowest-ranking concepts we tested.  Executive Connections. « Guest Blogger SLA President Gloria Zamora: Join the Tribe | Main. | SLA Europe Celebrates the Centennial » 29 June 2009. Why SLA Must Consider a Name Change.

Association Evolution: What Association Leaders are Thinking About for 2013 and Beyond

Portage Group

Increasingly, associations are shifting towrad becoming ''librarians'' of content within their areas of expertise and providing access to this library as a member benefit. Association Trends, Issues & Challenges Innovation Leadership Well, it''s 2013 and we''re still here.

Higher Logic Acquires Kavi: Powerful Collaboration for Thriving Communities

Higher Logic

Last month we announced our acquisition of Socious, bringing the best minds in member engagement together to lead in product innovation and the community industry. 2017 is shaping up to be our best year yet!

15 Books to Jumpstart Your Creative Mojo

Idea Architects

While a bit stilted in tone, the book belongs in your library. by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace It''s one thing for individuals to develop creative routines, but how do organizations institutionalize creative habits so that they support a culture of innovation?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.29.20

Reid All About it

The Online News Association is turning their conference into a virtual “ global journalism innovation festival.” The American Association of Justice cross-referenced new membership trends and product purchases from their vast library to create highly-targeted product bundles.

Eight Is Enough

Eric Lanke

I called it " Recipes for Innovation ," and in it, I talked about several things that were heavy on my mind at the time, including my then soon-to-be-ending first foray into blogging, The Hourglass Blog. Eight years ago, on September 5, 2011, I made my first post on this blog.

How Your Community Humanizes Your Organization (And Why That's a Good Thing)

Higher Logic

This collective Voice of the Customer (VoC) may hold the key to revamping and innovating business decisions. Communities serve as a guide for crowd-sourced innovation. How do you know what your customers or members are really thinking?

7 Tips for Facilitating Fresh Thinking: Facilitation Friday #37

Idea Architects

As more organizations focus on innovation, this is a question that every facilitator must be prepared to answer. Here are seven I find fundamental to my innovation facilitation: Let's remember Kurt Lewin's adage that behavior is a function of people interacting with the environment. Research shows a correlation between a group 's diversity of perspectives and innovative results. As Gary Hamel has noted, "innovation often results from insight into the unarticulated need."

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.4.19

Reid All About it

David Burkus is a best-selling author, sought after speaker, and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. Jim Lynch, Senior Writer, Nonprofit and Library Technology at TechSoup.

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Building Buy-In for an Online Community at Your Association

Higher Logic

A community is your chance to continue innovating and providing high-value benefits to your members. You don't have to be a hypnotist or a master of persuasion to build support for an online community among your association’s board and executive team.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.21.18

Reid All About it

Association Adviser shares the story of Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate , Chief Innovation and Information Officer for NCARB, who created Lineup, a software platform that helps organizations efficiently manage talent and form teams (and committees) with diverse strengths.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.7.18

Reid All About it

Payroll for Nonprofits & Libraries: 2018 Law Changes that Affect You. Learn about these recent payroll changes and how they affect your nonprofit or library. How Association Boards Can Encourage Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovation: ACE Conversation.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Young Adult Library Services Association. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) supports library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face and putting all teens ‒ especially those with greatest need ‒ on the path to successful and fulfilling lives.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

Reid All About it

Presenters: Lori Pugh Marcum, CMP, CMM, HMCC, CED, Head of Meeting Innovation, Meeting Professionals International. The American Association of Justice cross-referenced new membership trends and product purchases from their vast library to create highly-targeted product bundles.

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Stephanie Young, “Innovation by Disney: Transforming the Customer Experience” After 21 years with Disney, she is constantly surprised & delighted by guest experience. Innovation cannot take away from current work that we’re doing. It’s like a library.

Conference Circuit: A Victory For Independent Bookstores

Associations Now

Indie booksellers take center stage at the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Consider the Silicon Valley-Shenzhen Innovation and Investment Conference. Plus: Environmental journalists head to a city that’s had more than its share of environmental setbacks.

This Week’s Awesome Association PR and Communications Jobs – March 16


and deploying payments innovations to merchants and consumers. Communications and PR Specialist , Emergency Nurses Association – Innovate, Collaborate and Contribute: Join the Emergency Nurses Association, a growing national association dedicated to advancing emergency nursing.

Bonus Content – Event Garde e-news – February edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Full of energy, a spark for innovation and the courage to be bold and take risks are a few of my stand out characteristics that make me a firecracker! In a coffee shop with lots of noise or in a quiet, library-like setting?

WBT Systems’ TopClass maintains position as #1 LMS for Associations

WBT Systems

Announcing the award, John Leh , CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning noted, “ Although the association LMS space is extremely specialized, it continues to experience explosive growth and innovation.

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A Quick Way to Invigorate Your Off-site Meeting

YourMembership Blog

So I figured this would be a good book when I got around to it but as I was browsing the library shelves looking for some books on engagement it was there. Here’s one I’m repurposing into an innovative Friday Fix: Pink talks about replacing your off-site (planning or review) meeting with a FedEx Day. Tags: Daniel Pink , Drive , efficiency , FedEx , Friday Fix , innovation , motivation , staff. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions.

Customers for Life: Meet the Zenoss TechZen User Community [Case Study]

Higher Logic

The new community platform introduced innovative collaboration capabilities, enhanced overall user experience, and provided scalability to support the rapid membership growth. enabling our users to innovate and overcome challenges by leveraging the collective intelligence of the group.

Ace 2019 with 6 Expert Marketing Strategy Tips

Higher Logic

If people haven’t gotten good quality from you in the past, or if what you’re offering isn’t innovative or new, they may go somewhere else, where the information is free. How can we better engage our customers? How can marketing and sales teams work more efficiently ?

Changes in Membership Management Software that Could Impact How You Run Your Association


They include integrated websites, responsive design, file and video libraries, wikis, and blogs. To further help with referrals, integrated online communities have become a part of the most innovative membership systems.

Conference Circuit: American Psychiatric Association

Associations Now

The Mental Health Innovation Zone is APA’s showcase for the advancement of mental health technologies that are dedicated to answering the question, “What’s next?” Rundown Attendees: 15,000 plus. Scientific sessions: 400 plus. Exhibit booths: 300.

Building community with a click

Aaron Wolowiec

It’s time to make use of innovative technology to enhance face-to-face connections, redefine engagement, keep the conversation alive, inform better content, build more robust social media communities and ultimately demonstrate the ROI of event marketing,” DoubleDutch says. “An