ALA Masters Series - The Library as a Catalyst for Innovation: Case Studies of Library Entrepreneurship Centers and Programming

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 11:45am to 12:30pm
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Speaker: Lisa Bunker, Social Media Librarian, Pima County Public Library
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“Ideas + Community = Energy” is the motto for Lisa Bunker’s Catalyst Café at the Pima County Public Library where she is Social Media Librarian. In this ALA Masters session, Bunker will show you how the Café lives up to its motto and how despite being run on a shoestring, it has been a catalyst for new partnerships and projects at the library. She will describe how the Café has built capacity for the library’s newest project, a library-style incubator for small business, nonprofits, freelancers and artists. Entrepreneurship and co-working centers have already been established in a growing number of libraries nationwide, and this overview will provide inspiration and strategies for libraries not yet on board.

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Friday, December 27, 2013 - 3:15pm EST
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