Innovation Resources: Home

This guide provides resources to accompany the Innovation Speaker Series for the University Libraries, 2018-2019.

Manoush Zomorodi -- March 12, 2019, 2 pm

Please join us on Tuesday, March 12 at 2 PM in Wilson Library's Pleasants Family Assembly Room for the final speaker in the Innovation Speaker Series for the University Libraries. Manoush Zomorodi will deliver a speech followed by a conversation with University Librarian Elaine Westbrooks. A reception will follow.

 Manoush Zomorodi is the author of Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self. She is also the creator and host of the podcasts Note to Self and Zig Zag, as well as co-founder of Stable Genius Productions, a media company that helps people navigate personal and global change.

View Manoush's Ted talk, "How Boredom Can Lead to Your Most Brilliant Ideas" . 

All University Libraries staff are invited to attend this event in the Innovation Speaker Series.  Please RSVP:

Nina Simon: OF/BY/FOR ALL

Wednesday, October 17, 2018  2 p.m. – 3 p.m.; reception 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.   Gerrard Hall 

View Nina Simon's presentation slides

View the recording of Nina Simon's talk

Nina Simon is the founder of OF/BY/FOR All, a global initiative to help civic and cultural organizations become of, by, and for their communities. Nina will share the principles behind this movement that seeks to deepen community participation and relevance. She will help us discover how we can work creatively to become of, by, and for our communities. 

Nina Simon has been called a “museum visionary” by Smithsonian Magazine. She is the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and author of The Participatory Museum and The Art of Relevance. She blogs at Museum 2.0. 

Making Your Organization More Innovative: Culture and Process view with Arvind Malhotra

Monday, October 29, 2018 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,  Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Arvind Malhorta will help us understand how to build the culture, processes, and structures that can make an organization more innovative. This half-day program will include both a presentation and group exercises for bringing more innovation to our work. 

Arvind Malhorta is the H. Allen Andrew Professor of Entrepreneurial Education and professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill. He teaches and has published extensively on issues of innovation, strategy, social media, and technology.

Innovation Committee Members

Winifred Metz, Chair

Committee Members

  • Sarah Arnold
  • LeTroy Gardner 
  • Emily Jack 
  • Nathan Kelber
  • Steve Weiss
  • Sarah Towner Wright.
  • Maria Estorino, liaison to the Library Leadership Team.