2018 Entrepreneurial Librarian Conference

Grow, Evolve, Lead

Join us!   October 12, 2018

Wake Forest University

Wake Downtown Campus — Innovation Quarter

Registration is open!


Featured Keynotes:

Timothy Owens is Assistant State Librarian at the State Library of North Carolina. A native of Harbinger, NC, he has worked in and on behalf of libraries at the local, state, and national level, including a term as president of the Association for Rural & Small Libraries. He began his library career at Neuse Regional Library in eastern North Carolina, followed by service at Perkins Library at Duke University and in Library Development at the State Library. Before returning to NC in 2017, he was a senior program officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, DC. He earned his MLS at UNC – Chapel Hill and he also holds a master’s in music from Meredith College.
Patrick “P.C.” Sweeney is co-author of “Winning Elections and Influencing Politicians for Library Funding.” He is the former Administrative Librarian of the Sunnyvale (CA) Public Library and Executive Director of EveryLibrary California, a statewide initiative to support library propositions. He currently works as the Political Director for EveryLibrary, the nation’s first and only national Political Action Committee for Libraries and is a lecturer on politics at the San Jose State University iSchool.  He is a 2015 Library Journal Mover and Shaker recipient for his advocacy work in California and across the country. He can be found online as PC Sweeney.

The 2018 accepted presentation abstracts are posted.

Presenters are encouraged to develop and submit papers based on their presentations for publication in the open-access proceedings.

2016 Conference Proceedings are published in the Proceedings of the Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians
 Review previous conference schedules

 For more information about the conference contact:

Mary Beth Lock;  [email protected]

Mike Crumpton;  [email protected] 

Full Conference Planning Committee:  

Kathy Crowe; [email protected]

David Gwynn; [email protected]

Brian Hart; [email protected]

Mary Scanlon; [email protected]

Kathy Shields; shieldd[email protected]

Hollie Stevenson-Parrish; [email protected]