In 2009, the entrepreneurial librarians of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University and the Jackson Library at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro joined together to create a place for sharing and fostering the development of entrepreneurial ideas in libraries. The result was the Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration conference held in June of 2009.
In 2010 and 2011, we continued to highlight entrepreneurial spirit. With a webinar in 2010 and the second The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians held at Wake Forest University on March 10-11, 2011. The Entrepreneurial Librarian Webinar took place on September 17, 2010.
In the coming months, we are preparing for two events to continue the conversation. In the fall of 2012, we will again hold a webinar “Digitizing our Cultural History: an entrepreneurial approach” sponsored by LLAMA. And the third The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians will be held on the campus of University of North Carolina-Greensboro on May 16-17, 2013. Look for registration for both events. If you have an entrepreneurial idea to share, calls for proposals will go out in early August, 2012 for the conference! Come join us!