Preconference: How Business Librarians Support Entrepreneurs

Friday, June 27, 2014 -
8:00am to 4:00pm

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Speaker: Christina Kim, Information Specialist, Market Intelligence, MaRS Discovery District, and University of Toronto Libraries
Speaker: Elizabeth Malafi, Coordinator, Adult Service and the Miller Business Resource Center, Middle Country Public Library
Speaker: Helen Kula, Data Product Manager, Data Catalyst, MaRS Discovery District and University of Toronto Libraries
Speaker: Hyun-Duck Chung, Information Specialist, Market Intelligence, MaRS Discovery District
Speaker: Jared Hoppenfeld, Assistant Professor/Business Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries
Speaker: Matt Dunie, President, Data-Planet
Speaker: Posie Aagaard, Assistant Dean for Collections and Curriculum Support, University of Texas at San Antonio

Ready to maximize the value of your library to local entrepreneurs? This full-day workshop will address common information needs of entrepreneurs, including locating information about their market, industry, competitors and customers for both “Main Street” and technology start-ups, and which free or premium resources to use. Speakers will also discuss existing best practices in local small business support along with examples of collaboration with entrepreneurship faculty. Participants will learn what constitutes acceptable use of subscription business e-resources by entrepreneurs and how to work with vendors to avoid infringement claims.

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Division members: $259; ALA members $279; non-ALA: $299; Student: $119
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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:55am PDT
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