Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference

Conferences and workshops on how libraries and librarians support entrepreneurship in their communities and campuses


November 2022: ELC International

The goal of this mini-conference will be “librarians who support entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship around the world connecting, sharing, and learning with each other.” We will meet via Zoom. The planning group includes librarians from Iran, India, South Africa, Thailand, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Canada, and the U.S.

Call for Proposals: Submit by September 21, 2022

Event times:
Tuesday, November 1, 8am-10am Eastern Standard Time
Wednesday, November 2, 8pm-10pm Eastern Standard Time


Past events:

ELC 2022 pitch competition

Inclusive Entrepreneurship mini-conference (Fall 2021)

Cannabis Entrepreneurship mini-conference (Spring 2021)

ELC 2020 two-day conference
ELC 2020 pitch competition

Publications from the Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians (2009-16)


About the ELC

The ELC offers free online conferences and workshops on how libraries and librarians support entrepreneurship in their communities and campuses. ELC planners include a diverse mix of public, special, and academic librarians and partners from several countries. The ELC is for and by information professionals who support and believe in the power of inquiry and information to transform lives and support entrepreneurial endeavors.

While the ELC leadership is international, the ELC is officially hosted by BLINC, the business librarianship section of NCLA. Since its founding in 2003, BLINC has been a community of public, academic, and special librarians who value networking, supporting each other, and offering frequent and free workshops.

For more information about the ELC, please contact: