Welcome to the Innovation Boot Camp (I.B.C.) experience. Eight staff members at the University of Guelph Library are participating in 12-week (not “12-step”) program focused on innovation. We’re asking (and attempting to test) questions like:
- Can innovation and creative habits be learned deliberately?
- Can innovation be fostered?
- Can anyone learn to be innovative if they’re given the right environment?
This is not a rigorous academic study (zzzz…), but rather our little social experiment on the nature of innovation (!!!!); in particular, we’re looking at innovation in the library and learning professions. The goal is not just to learn about innovation, but to spend time practicing it in its many forms–and reflect on our practice in the process.
For those who are curious, this blog will provide information on each week of the program, but it is not meant to be comprehensive. We’ll tell you what we’re up to, but we won’t be providing detailed transcripts of the sessions. What happens in Boot Camp stays in Boot Camp (well not exactly… but it sounds good).
Welcome to the experiment!
Sergeant Bergart and Sergeant D’Elia.