Fall 2023: Refresh & Refocus: Libraries’ New Trends in Supporting Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 2-4pm Eastern
Free, online (link to come this fall)
Calls for lighting talk proposals coming by late summer

Planning team

This fall, the Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference (ELC) invites you to engage in a series of lightning talks. With the growth of entrepreneurship in libraries, there are significant gaps in librarians knowledge around supporting entrepreneurship.

  • What challenges are your libraries facing when it comes to supporting entrepreneurship?
  • What solutions are needed to surmount these challenges?

The “back to basics” approach for these lightning talks will target both library novices and experts. This series aims to provide attendees with refreshers of core entrepreneurial skills and inspiration for creative problem solving using resources at their disposal. Empower your community by participating in this event to revamp traditional entrepreneurship practices for impactful results.


Kellee Forkenbrock, North Liberty Library, Iowa
Celine Gareau-Brennan, University of Alberta