Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference

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



Thank you to all you attended “The Invisible Industry: Strategies and Resources for Supporting Cannabis Entrepreneurs” last week. Recordings and slides are available to view and download here.


“The Invisible Industry: Strategies and Resources for Supporting Cannabis Entrepreneurs” is TOMORROW! We have an amazing line-up in store for you plus some fun activities and networking along the way. It all kicks off at 1 pm EST and there is still space to register if you haven’t already (and yes, we will be recording sessions). Be on the lookout for the Zoom link coming directly via Eventbrite the morning of May 27th. Questions? Reach out to the co-chairs. “See” you tomorrow!


Registration is open and Keynotes are announced! Get all the details here.


Announcing sponsors for our Spring 2021 Workshop “The Invisible Industry: Strategies and Resources for Supporting Cannabis Entrepreneurs”!

Many thanks to EveryLibrary (@everylibrary), Mintel, and PrivCo for their generous support and contributions to this year’s Spring Workshop. Details to come!


We’re back and asking you to save May 27th in your calendar!

With more U.S. states — and all of Canada — legalizing recreational and medicinal cannabis use, and the global cannabis market expected to reach 90.4 billion USD by 2026 (360iResearch), librarians and other information professionals have to use innovative methods and strategies for supporting cannabis-based businesses and entrepreneurs with their research needs.

On May 27 from 1-4 pm Eastern, the Entrepreneurship and Libraries Conference will bring together public and academic librarians and information professionals from across North America to examine best practices for supporting the informational needs of cannabis entrepreneurs. The workshop will be free and online. Registration will be available by early May.

For questions, please email Morgan Ritchie-Baum at [email protected] 

The Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference is a service of BLINC: Business Librarianship in North Carolina, a section of the North Carolina Library Association.

About: Reimagined by BLINC, executed nationally.

In 2019, BLINC was approached by the original organizers of the Entrepreneurial Librarians Conference to ask if this conference was something we, as business librarians, would be interested in taking on.

Since its founding in 2003 BLINC has always been a community of public, academic, and special librarians who value networking, supporting each other, and offering frequent and free workshops.

Through our planning work, members of BLINC have reached out to their networks and beyond to help craft a new vision for the Entrepreneurship and Libraries Conference. The conference planning team includes public, academic, and special librarians from across the United States and Canada.

The ELC conference is for and by information professionals who support and believe in the power of inquiry and information to transform lives and support entrepreneurial endeavors.

For more information about the ELC, please contact one of the co-chairs: