SCL Digital Leadership Skills - workshop at Warwick June 2015

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Slides from a workshop led by Ben Lee and Ethan Ohs for participants at the SCL (Society of Chief Librarians) annual seminar at Warwick Business School, 4 June 2015. The workshop was about the new digital leadership course for public library managers in the UK, funded by SCL and Arts Council England. More info:
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  • 1. SCL Digital Leadership Skills Report back on the pilot course to SCL Warwick Seminar 2015 Ben Lee, Shared Intelligence Ethan Ohs
  • 2. Using digital issues, to explore leadership skills
  • 3. Quickfire example 1 WiFi hotspot lending - Chicago Public Library
  • 4. Three sessions: January to March 17 participants (of which 5 were SCL) chosen from 46 applicantsImage:MuseumsLibrariesandArchives
  • 5. Session #1 – Whitechapel Idea Store Session #2 – Manchester Central Session #3 – Artizan St (City of London) …held in three great libraries
  • 6. Our hypothesis: Digital issues could be used to explore leadership challenges Focus on things participants want to do would result in leadership skill-building Sharing tacit knowledge and experiences over 3 sessions would build relationships/a network Image:ChrisWalshonFlickrCC
  • 7. We also invited contributors to inspire and challenge: Sue Lawson (Manchester) Corrine Hill (Chattanooga) Emma Varnam (Tameside) Beth Jefferson (Bibliocommons) Sophie Usiskin (Tech Will Save Us)
  • 8. Session 1 –What’s the need? Bring along something digital Discussion with Sue Lawson Most pressing challenges / needs Changes we want to see Discussion with Corinne Hill Vision – what we want to achieve
  • 9. Quickfire example 2 Computer-accessed CBT
  • 10. Session 2 – Making change happen What kind of leader am I? Discussion with Emma Varnam “10p Challenge” Horizon scanning My leadership challenge Developing a plan
  • 11. Quickfire example 3 Technology you can make, not just use
  • 12. Session 3 – Planning for real • Discussion with Bibliocommons • Discussion with Tech Will Save Us • Auditing what we need to get there • Pitching a big idea • Mapping out action for real
  • 13. Did it make a difference? Image:PaulchapmanphotosonFlickrCC
  • 14. Digital knowledge: All participants felt their knowledge had increased notably (except for the one most digitally knowledgeable person) BUT – a ‘down-then-up’ curve
  • 15. Leadership confidence: All but 2 reported significant increase (those 2 said they’d learnt more about own strengths)Image:WikimediaCommonsCC
  • 16. Building a network First cohort want to make a difference Help respond to ‘prompts with purpose’ Contribute to ideas-rich discussions Maintain personal links, build a support network
  • 17. Personal action – changing services and inspiring others held meetings with CCGs about introducing CBT packages produced new Digital strategy begun setting up FabLabs new wireless printing services for users purchased and installed new WiFi equipment to increase number of users new equipment for sensory impairment installed educational coding software enrolled in MOOCs on library advocacy and basic Dutch Image:ScottBonneronGoogle+
  • 18. Practical steps were part of their bigger plans
  • 19. Find out more… Check out the vox pops video on SCL website Join the digital leadership LinkedIn group Sound out interest for participation in course #2 Come to our workshops tomorrow Speak to Tabitha, Michael and Darren
  • 20. SCL Digital Leadership Skills Thank you
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