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Wednesday, November 7 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
The Next Big Thing: Empowering Campus Entrepreneurs

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"Entrepreneurial skills used to only be taught in the business school classroom. However, with global entrepreneurship on the rise, business innovation is no longer confined to traditional business programs. Generally, this is where business librarians can make valuable connections with the campus community. Having supported aspiring entrepreneurs for years, these librarians are now serving the larger campus community by teaching non-business majors to use specialized business-library resources.

Please join us for a question and answer-style session with five librarians who will discuss how they support aspiring student entrepreneurs on their campuses, including what library resources meet known demand and how to market those resources beyond the business school. They will also share ways for the library to become a central hub for entrepreneurial development.

Areas of discussion include:

What role can the library play in supporting entrepreneurship across campus, specifically for non-business students, alumni, and community members?
As the social entrepreneurship movement grows, how are libraries supporting those needs?
What resources do students need to support their start-up ambitions?
What role can librarians play in entrepreneurship competitions on their campuses?

Amy Braun, Director, Academic Business & Science Products (Gale, A Cengage Company)

Kristi Ward, Director, Library Editorial (SAGE Publications)

Librarian Panelists:

Wendy Jo Girven, Business Librarian at the University of New Hampshire

Heather Howard, Business Librarian at Purdue

Katharine Macy, Business Librarian at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Corey Seeman, Director, Kresge Business Library at the University of Michigan

Alyson Vaaler, Business Librarian at Texas A&M University


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Amy Braun

Director, Product Management, Gale, A Cengage Company
Amy Braun is the product management director responsible for building academic business and science products at Gale, a Cengage Company. Creating dynamic tools and content to help students succeed has been her mission since she began as a Gale editor 12 years ago. In her product director... Read More →
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Heather Howard

Associate Professor, Business Information Specialist, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies
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Katharine V. Macy

Collection Assessment Librarian, IUPUI
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Corey Seeman

Director, Kresge Library Services, University of Michigan
Corey Seeman is the Director of Kresge Library Services of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The unit has recently undergone a great transformation from a traditional library to an electronic-only library service group with the completion of the Ross Construction... Read More →
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Alyson Vaaler

Business Librarian, Texas A&M University
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Kristi Ward

Director, Library Editorial, SAGE Publishing

Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401