Entrepreneurial Librarians need to know!

Webinars held in 2012 and 2010, in the alternate years between conferences:

2012 Webinar: Social Entrepreneurship: Digitizing our Cultural History

In 2012, the Entrepreneurial Librarian conference planners partnered with the Library Leadership, Administration and Management Association of ALA, (LLAMA) for a webinar that highlighted 3 successful culturally significant projects:

Digital Forsyth (DF) is a collaborative effort among 4 institutions to create an online collection of digital photos pertaining to Forsyth County (NC) history. Digital Forsyth was a 3 year project that digitized over 12,000 photographs and made them freely available to the world using an innovative WordPress interface that invites user participation through comments. It includes lesson plans for teachers and themed essays.
Civil Rights Greensboro (CRG) is a collaborative digitization project that brings together materials from six institutions documenting Greensboro’s role in the civil rights movement. Content includes over 1300 oral histories, photographs, archival documents, letters, and other items, plus contextual essays and K-12 lesson plans. CRG is serving as a model for future community-based digitization projects to be coordinated by the UNCG University Libraries.

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections has a wide range of research guides to primary sources, many created by Senior Archivist Jeff Suchanek. These guides incorporate archival materials of all types, including digital collections, in an innovative manner that make cultural history and social movements more accessible, particularly to undergraduate and high school students. Current guides include such topics as Abolition and Abolitionists, Equal Rights, oal Mining, Migration in Appalachia, Social Reformers in Appalachia, and many more.

The webinar included:

* How to conceptualize and implement digital collections that preserve community history
* How to collaborate among different institutions in the community for the greater good
* How to seek funding for digital projects
* Promotion and outreach for digital projects

Sponsored by LLAMA.


2010 Webinar:  The Roadmap to the Marketplace

 The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians Webinar was held on September 17, 2010 from noon to 1:30pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time. The presenters information:

Tim Bucknall, the Assistant Dean, University Libraries at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and the Founder and Convener of the Carolina Consortia will describe how Journal Finder, the first link resolver to go into production in the U.S. was developed from an in house journal linking solution to its current use by 40 libraries in 6 states. It was recently sold to WT Cox, a serials subscription agency.

Jon Obermeyer, Director of External Education and Outreach at Wake Forest University Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and former CEO of the Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network (PTEN), will help you to develop your entrepreneurial ideas and will provide a road map for bringing them to the marketplace.