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Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 43 Issue 3

Academic libraries as community resource partners for entrepreneurs

Patrick Griffis

The purpose of this paper is to provide examples and best practices of an academic library’s strategy of collaborating with community agencies in assisting community…

Dedicated business centers in public libraries

Anne Therese Macdonald

The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not a dedicated business center within a public library acts as a key success factor in a public library’s services to…

Engaging with entrepreneurs in academic and public libraries

Jared Hoppenfeld, Elizabeth Malafi

– The purpose of this paper is to explore how academic and public libraries support entrepreneurial researchers and, in doing so, demonstrate impact and share best practices.

The business model canvas as a platform for business information literacy instruction

Terence William O'Neill

– The purpose of this paper is to describe how the graphic organizer the Business Model Canvas can be used as a platform for business information literacy instruction.

Entrepreneur assistance & economic development in Florida libraries

Janet Elaine Franks, Carol Johns

The purpose of this paper was to identify essential resources that entrepreneurs need; to determine which resources and services are available at public libraries in two…

Practical approaches to compliance for entrepreneurial uses of licensed databases in libraries

Posie Aagaard, Natasha Z Arguello

The purpose of this paper is to provide practical guidance to business librarians in academic and public libraries for applying essential concepts of licensing electronic…

Small business development centers and libraries: a survey

Louise Mort Feldmann

– The purpose of this study is to investigate how small business development centers (SBDCs) are working with libraries and librarians to provide assistance to entrepreneurs.

FYI for FYE: 20-minute instruction for library orientation

Paul R Hottinger, Natalie M Zagami-Lopez, Alexandra S Bryndzia

This paper aims to provide an understanding of the experience of developing instruction to first-year-experience (FYE) students by introducing multiple library resources…

Are you reaching your audience?

Gabriela Castro Gessner, Adam Chandler, Wendy Sue Wilcox

This paper aims to analyze the intersection of LibGuide authors (producers) and LibGuide users (consumers) at University Library, Cornell University, New York, USA. In…

The embedded librarian as an entrepreneur in a startup university

Raymond Pun

The purpose of this paper is to explore the various roles of academic librarians in a particular startup university and how they embrace the “entrepreneurial spirit” by…

Q/A on teaching credit classes for entrepreneurship research

Sarah Barbara Watstein, Mary G. Scanlon, Steve Cramer

The purpose of this paper is to present the question and answer (Q/A) to provide an opportunity for two seasoned academic business librarians to share their experiences…



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