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Thursday, May 19 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Using Entrepreneurship Principles to Guide Library Innovation

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When Donna Cardon became director of Highland City Library, her son, Benjamin, was starting the BYU School of Business Entrepreneurship program. As Donna began to navigate her new responsibilities, she found that she could apply a lot of the principles and techniques her son was learning at school to her own efforts to be innovative as a library director. In this class Donna and Benjamin will share some of the basic principles entrepreneurs use to generate and execute innovative ideas and how these principles can be applied to library leadership.

Learning objectives:
Learn how to generate innovative ideas in your library.
Learn how to use measurement and statistics to predict innovation success.
Practice idea generating exercises you can use with staff or your board. 

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Donna Cardon

Highland City Library Director, Highland City Library
I have been the director of the Highland City Library since 2018.  Before that I was a children's librarian at Provo City Library since 2021.  I have served on various round tables for ULA in the past including youth services and multi-cultural services.

Benjamin Cardon

Brigham Young University

Thursday May 19, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Twilight 3 & 4