Business Librarianship And Entrepreneurship Outreach

Author: Karen MacDonald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317995228
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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
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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.

Leveraging Library Resources In A World Of Fiscal Restraint And Institutional Change

Author: Kevin B. Gunn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135716080
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Leveraging Library Resources In A World Of Fiscal Restraint And Institutional Change from the Author: Kevin B. Gunn. Given the continuing cataclysmic shift in the economic landscape in the last few years, librarians have been forced to reevaluate not only the traditional services that they offer but also their continued existence and relevance to their academic institutions. Given the ‘new normal’ of tighter constraint on personnel and materials budgets, librarians now are compelled to find new ways of offering services and forging new relationships with departments and programs outside the traditional library setting. This volume highlights a number of projects being implemented in academic libraries including: rethinking the entire concept of a library, redefining physical space for new collaborative uses, adapting entrepreneurial techniques to acquire funding, creating new research tools and improving services, forging new consortial partnerships, allying more closely the mission of the library with that of the institution, and adapting public library programs to academic libraries. By re-examining the purpose of an academic library under continuing financial duress, librarians can ensure that their libraries will continue to have relevance to higher education. This book was published as a special issue of College & Undergraduate Libraries.

Embedded Librarianship

Author: Alice L. Daugherty
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694147
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Embedded Librarianship from the Author: Alice L. Daugherty. In the ongoing evolution of the academic library, embedded librarianship has become an important topic of debate across levels and departments. This book delves into the concept, examining everything from theory to best practices.

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

Author: Salvatore DiVincenzo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440851530
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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

Strauss S Handbook Of Business Information A Guide For Librarians Students And Researchers

Author: Rita Moss
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692365
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Strauss S Handbook Of Business Information A Guide For Librarians Students And Researchers from the Author: Rita Moss. Strauss's latest edition retains its place as an essential text for library students; an indispensable guide for practitioners in public, academic, and special libraries who deal with business inquiries; and a resource for entrepreneurs and business professionals.

The Entrepreneurial Librarian

Author: Mary Krautter,
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786490128
Size: 56.39 MB
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The Entrepreneurial Librarian from the Author: Mary Krautter,. "This collection of essays chronicles how entrepreneurial librarians are flourishing in the digital age, advocating social change, responding to patron demands, designing new services, and developing exciting fundraising programs. Applying new business models to traditional services, they eagerly embrace entrepreneurship in response to patrons' demands, funding declines, changing resource formats, and other challenges."--Publisher's website.

Business School Libraries In The 21st Century

Author: Tim Wales
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317170490
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Business School Libraries In The 21st Century from the Author: Tim Wales. In a period of change, consolidation and cut-backs as well as rapid technological developments, the business school library is often at the forefront of new initiatives and innovative approaches to delivering and managing information in the most responsive yet cost-effective manner possible. In this unique book a respected group of business library directors from prestigious institutions around the world come together to reflect on the key challenges facing their libraries today, from change management to technology and communications to space. They document the state of the sector during a time of fundamental change, draw on their own local contexts to explore topics and concepts and share their insights into what the future might bring. This book will be essential reading not only for librarians working in business, management or social sciences disciplines but for all professionals managing library and information services.

The Frugal Librarian

Author: Carol Smallwood
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838910750
Size: 48.42 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.