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Monday, December 10 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
1.4 Collaboration by Design: Library as Hub for Creative Problem-Solving Space

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iZone is a collaborative hub of innovation for students to explore ideas and solve problems for social, cultural, community and economic benefit. iZone is a 21st century expression of early libraries where ideas were explored and knowledge created amidst a vibrant community and space, infused with expertise, technology and scholarly resources. This interactive presentation will describe the genesis of iZone in response to student demand, the user research that underpins iZone and provided the case for support, and the iterative process of program and service development that utilizes a student peer-led and collaborative model to deliver mission-critical activities. The presenters will share the mutual benefit of siting iZone in a research library, and how this is equipping library staff with greater comfort with risk-taking and ambiguity.


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Elliot Felix

Founder & CEO, brightspot strategy
Elliot founded and leads brightspot, a strategy consultancy that connects people, programs, and places to increase student success, improve research support, and enable staff productivity while making the organization and operations more efficient. Elliot is an accomplished strategist... Read More →

Julia Maddox

Director, iZone, University of Rochester
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Mary Ann Mavrinac

Vice Provost, Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean, Libraries, University of Rochester

Monday December 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
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