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Get Outside the Lines

At R-Squared, we learned the importance of taking smart risks to move libraries forward. We learned that creativity inspires innovation, and that every one of us is creative. We learned how to design creative spaces, create a vibrant culture, build abundant community and inspire customer curiosity.

Now it’s time to take what we learned and apply it where it counts – in our local communities.

Let's Get Together

You spoke and we listened. Let's keep the conversation rolling.

Join us for the R-Squared Risktaker Meet-up at ALA Annual in Chicago. Connect with fellow risktakers, talk about new ideas and challenges faced since R-Squared, and meet some new creative library pros at this special event. We'll relive our favorite memories from Telluride and provide fun, interactive ways to get guests engaged and sharing.

SAVE THE DATE

Let's Get Together

You spoke and we listened. Let's keep the conversation rolling.

Join us for the R-Squared Risktaker Meet-up at ALA Annual in Chicago. Connect with fellow risktakers, talk about new ideas and challenges faced since R-Squared, and meet some new creative library pros at this special event. We'll relive our favorite memories from Telluride and provide fun, interactive ways to get guests engaged and sharing.

SAVE THE DATE

Life After R-Squared

It's been three months since we gathered in Colorado to push boundaries, connect with each other and tap into our most creative selves. The R2 Team wanted to check in to find out: What's life been like after R-Squared?

Please take a moment to fill out our brief survey. We'd love to hear how your ideas from R-Squared have taken shape.

Keep that creative ball rollin'

R-Squared 2012 may be over, but the exciting work is just beginning. Now is the time to put all of those great ideas you learned in Telluride into practice.

Gale-Cengage Learning has partnered with the R2 Team to bring you an exciting opportunity to reap the rewards of your most innovative, risky thinking. Here's what you do:

1. Think of an innovative, risky, inspiring way to tell the world about your library.

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R2 Voices > Topher Lawton Customer Curiosity

Productive brainstorming, preparing to change the field and asking the question people can't stop talking about. Topher Lawton is an MSLIS student in the iSchool at Syracuse University.

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Text of Pam's Closing Remarks

Pam & Buddy on stage together at the begining of her closing remarks.

Pam Sandlian Smith delivered R-Squared's closing remarks on the afternoon of September 11th, 2012.

Life Lessons from R-Squared - Dream Big

Tuesday night, a group of us went to dinner to celebrate the success of R-Squared. We took some time to talk about what we learned and how the conference changed us.

One of the most profound things that I learned was the power of what a small, passionate group of people can accomplish. All of the R-Squared organizers have full-time jobs. Everyone has regular lives and are people just like you. We all feel so passionately about our vision for bringing innovative library professionals together that we knew this was something we had to do. To be straight - this group kicks ass.

Dear R2: Thanks for the MemoriesCulture

Creating a Culture...in 3 minutes flat.

It is hard to believe that the conference is already over! As my  friends and I reluctantly pack our bags and head out through the beautiful Rocky Mountains, we are buzzing with ideas and concepts to share with our respective libraries. The last few days have been amazing.  I have met so many people from across the United States and made new connections with colleagues in Colorado! I feel like I have gained so much professionally and personally, I am excited to take my experience back to my library and share them.

Reflections

As I was driving home last night, I was struck by just how lucky I am to have been able to attend this conference. The amount of energy and dedication at this conference was infectious and I am returning to work with a renewed sense of purpose and a whole artillery of new ideas.

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