Take Risks, Embrace Change: The 2014 Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians

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Take Risks, Embrace Change!

The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians
October 17, 2014, on the campus of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC


Building on the success of previous conferences, the fourth  Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians will explore how librarians exhibit entrepreneurship by taking risks and implementing change. The conference goal is twofold: to inspire entrepreneurial action among librarians and to create a community among those who do.

This year the conference is collaborating with the Journal of Library Innovation which will publish selected conference papers in a theme issue.

The conference provides a mix of conference-wide sessions, contributed papers and posters.  The conference will provide presentations and posters from librarians and information professionals about projects related to the conference theme. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Innovative approaches that incorporate entrepreneurship

  • New program or solution that made a difference in your library or community

  • Initiatives that created a culture of change and risk taking

  • External forces that influenced the need or impetus for change

  • New programs with limited or dwindling funding

  • Measurement of outcomes that led to beneficial change

  • Assessment of needs and accomplishments


Presentation Formats:

The conference will include two formats:

  • One-hour break-out sessions with 45 minutes for presenting and 15 minutes for Q&A.  These may be panels or single presenters.  Many of the presentations will be included in an up coming issue of the Journal of Library Innovation (www.libraryinnovation.org), which is devoting a theme issue to the conferences.

  • Poster sessions

 For those who have submitted proposals, notification of decisions will be by May 30, 2014.

The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians is sponsored by the libraries at Wake Forest University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

For more information contact:

Mary Scanlon scanlomg@wfu.edu

Kathy Crowe kmcrowe@uncg.edu