2016 Innovations Initiative Categories
The Innovations Initiative divides library members' innovations into ten categories that demonstrate the value and impact of public library service in the 21st century. Read the descriptions below:
Learning: Birth thru Teens
Innovations in child/parent/family learning; sensory and early childhood literacies; STEM/STEAM; summer learning; learning labs; maker spaces; partnerships for children’s education.
Positioning the Library
Innovations in sharing the library’s value including communications and marketing strategies; partnerships that enhance awareness of the library’s role in the community’s strategic priorities.
Workforce and Economic Development
Innovations that increase individual work/job skills; digital training. Innovations that support entrepreneur and small business development through resources, programs, services co-working space.
Health, Safety, and Sustainability
Innovations for advancing community health priorities; addressing access to health care and promoting critical health outcomes, participating in community public safety and local sustainability goals.