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Creating an Entrepreneur-Friendly Public Library


Updated with New Case Studies


Creating an Entrepreneur-Friendly Public Library

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Creating an Entrepreneur-Friendly Public Library

Creating an Entrepreneur-Friendly Public Library

By Christine Hamilton-Pennell

Updated May 2011

Description

How can your public library help stimulate the local economy? How can you prove your value to the business community? How can you connect with economic development, business and workforce efforts? What services can you offer to local entrepreneurs given the staff and budget you have?

This e-book provides a rationale for why it's important to offer services to small businesses, and offers practical suggestions and best practices for how your library can become more entrepreneur-friendly. Case studies highlight several public libraries and librarians who are successfully serving their local small business community.

42 pages

PDF format

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Why Should My Library Support Entrepreneurs?
  • Case Studies
    • Douglas County Libraries
    • Farmington Area Public Library District
    • Simsbury Public Library
    • Lancaster County Library System
    • Carson City Library
  • Librarian Success Stories
    • Anne Macdonald
    • Joan C. Divor
  • Key Business Information Needs
  • What Are the Next Steps for My Library?
  • Key Success Factors
  • Conclusion
  • About the Author

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