VALA2016 Plenary 6 Lauritsen

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Karen Lauritsen
Karen Lauritsen

Inspiring Creative Partnerships Through Improv

Thursday 11 February 2016, 16:20 – 17:30
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Karen Lauritsen

Orfalea College of Business, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

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It’s easy to miss opportunities in the moment when you’re obsessing about the future. In libraries, just as in life, the future is mysterious. Effective improvisers know how to focus on the now, and we’re all improvisers by nature of being human. If we inspire improvisation and play among ourselves and our users, libraries can be agile, entrepreneurial organizations that drive powerful partnerships. But to do so means we must listen deeply, be empathetic and embrace the unknown.

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