Business Librarianship And Entrepreneurship Outreach

Author: Karen MacDonald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317995228
Size: 56.99 MB
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Business Librarianship And Entrepreneurship Outreach from the Author: Karen MacDonald. The changing landscape of business information has created opportunities for business librarians to move beyond being reactive to business information needs to become proactive participants in business development and entrepreneurship instruction. Libraries are no longer only repositories of books but information –rich sources of business and economic data. The case studies presented within this book highlight a variety of examples on entrepreneurship education and local economic development. The examples presented serve as a catalyst for further entrepreneurial endeavours and highlight the growing need for effective value-added support in finding business information. Business librarians play a critical role in promoting the effective use of business information and in providing significant value-added services within university and community settings. This book was published as a special double issue of the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship.

Embedded Business Librarianship For The Public Librarian

Author: Barbara A. Alvarez
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838914829
Size: 26.98 MB
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Embedded Business Librarianship For The Public Librarian from the Author: Barbara A. Alvarez. When a public library invests in building relationships with business owners, professionals, and job seekers in the community, it is investing in the livelihood, well-being, and future of all of its citizens. By demonstrating how the library is a valuable resource for these patrons, the embedded business librarian can be an equal partner in the business community and have an equal voice. As a business liaison librarian, Alvarez has taught nearly 150 job seekers, completed over 100 one-on-one appointments with business owners and professionals, and co-produced numerous videos and podcasts with entrepreneurs. Here she distills her experiences into a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to developing sustainable library-business relationships. Speaking to beginners as well as those who may already have a background in business reference or outreach, this book introduces the concept of embedded business librarianship, emphasizing how it extends beyond outreach to include integration with the business community;discusses how the embedded business librarian not only cultivates awareness of the library’s resources and expertise, but is also a valued contributor to the business community’s conversation;recommends research sources and strategies for learning the needs, goals, and partnership opportunities of the local business community;outlines a five-step process for reaching out to organizations, businesses, and professionals to cement long-lasting ties;details the important differences between business owners, professionals, and job seekers, offering guidance on the best ways to approach and engage them as well as techniques for forming sustainable partnerships with each group;shows how to create a co-working space, illustrated using real life examples from libraries that have created their own business spaces for networking and collaboration; andtalks about the importance of continuing education for the embedded business librarian, highlighting books, blogs, podcasts, news sources, online training, librarian support groups, and other avenues for expanding one’s expertise.Loaded with recommended practices for increasing engagement and developing courses and programs for business owners, professionals, and job seekers in the community, this book points the way towards making the library an integral part of the business community in ways that are realistic and sustainable.

Supporting Local Businesses And Entrepreneurs In The Digital Age The Public Librarian S Toolkit

Author: Salvatore DiVincenzo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440851530
Size: 76.82 MB
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Supporting Local Businesses And Entrepreneurs In The Digital Age The Public Librarian S Toolkit from the Author: Salvatore DiVincenzo. A timely reference for all public librarians who serve the business community in libraries, regardless of size or location—from small rural outposts to bustling big-city branches. • Gives librarians tools and practical advice for better serving small businesses and entrepreneurs • Provides librarians with the "big picture" of serving small businesses, from collections and services to programs • Speaks to librarians at all sizes of libraries, offering concrete guidance and tips that they can immediately put to use in their community • Offers real-life examples from librarians throughout the United States

The Frugal Librarian

Author: Carol Smallwood
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838910750
Size: 45.46 MB
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The Frugal Librarian from the Author: Carol Smallwood. Tackles issues on managing library resources and patrons' needs during economic downturns through essays written by librarians on topics such as grant writing, cancellation decision-making, shared resources, and inexpensive professional development.

The Atlas Of New Librarianship

Author: R. David Lankes
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
Size: 80.98 MB
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The Atlas Of New Librarianship from the Author: R. David Lankes. An essential guide to a librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning.

Academic Library Outreach

Author: Nancy Courtney
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591587255
Size: 11.69 MB
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Academic Library Outreach from the Author: Nancy Courtney. Academic library outreach exists to raise awareness and increase use of library resources and services. So what would it take to extend that reach beyond quad and campus?