2014 / Creating a Culture of Innovation


2014 / Creating a Culture of Innovation

CM Winters-Palacio, Host, "The Professors" - WYCC PBS-TV20

Carter G. Woodson Library, Department Chairperson, City Colleges of Chicago

Barbara M. Jones, Director of the Office, Intellectual Freedom, Executive Director, Freedom to Read Foundation

How do successful organizations maintain an environment where new ideas and risk-taking are encouraged? And how do these organizations ensure that their users stay fully involved in this process? Several academic librarians will illustrate how you can create and maintain a culture of innovation within your organization and why empathy toward your users is an important part of the process.

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Speaker Bio

CM! Winters Palacio
CMWP2011 Grassroots Media Group

CM! Winters Palacio is a published academic Librarian and inaugural Gates Millennium Scholar. She is a member of the CCCTU Local 1600 Executive Board (Grievance Officer), parent member of Chicago Public Schools Local School Council, and a citizen of Chicago's 21st Ward.  She is an alumnus of De Paul University (BA 1996) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (MS 1997). Additional honors include Harvard Institute for Higher Education Fellow (Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians) and Stoneybrook University McCormick Foundation News Literacy Curriculum Fellow.  She is also an ALA External Review Panelist and a Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Peer-Review Consultant.  Additionally, she is lead editor and blogger with the CMWP2011 Grassroots Media Group and hosts the WYCC PBS TV weekly program, "The Professors," which airs every Sunday at 10:30 am. 

Twitter: @CMWP2011  @VoteforCM

Barbara M. Jones
Director of the Office
Intellectual Freedom
Executive Director
Freedom to Read Foundation

Barbara M. Jones is the Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, and the Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation, at the American Library Association in Chicago.  She has written two books on librarianship, the latest being Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Academic Library: Scenarios From the Front Lines (2009).  She currently serves as a Consultant for IFLA’s FAIFE Committee (Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression).  She teaches about the freedom to read overseas for the U.S. State Department and for FAIFE.  She has taught in Canada, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. 

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