A Paper for the Problem Seekers

December 10, 2012, 2:01 pm

I’m thrilled and honored to be have been selected as one of the Invited Papers for ACRL 2013. This isn’t something I applied for so the committee must read this blog. It would be easy to simply repackage startup or R&D and present a modified version of those papers—but what’s the fun in that? I’m planning to build off of the disruptive thinking theme and deliver something a little more compact.


I’m obsessed with J.W. Getzels right now and I want to honor his work. One of his core ideas went something like this:


There is a lot of information out there about how we solve problems, but very little related to how we discover, invent, pose, or formulate problems. From: “The Problem of the Problem”


The paper I’m writing is based on that. I’m calling it: The Art of Problem Discovery.


It’s due Feb 18 so not a lot of time. But that’s what I’ll be working on over the holidays.

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