Transcript of "Portland Public Library Business Resources"
Sonya DurneyBusiness and Government Team Leader Portland Public Library
*please note: I am adding a few slides to reflectthe narration that accompanied the slides…To start the presentation: I introduced myself asthe PPL Business and Government Team Leaderand then described the scope of the B+G Team(on the following slide)
Business Research Law Economics Government Information Financial Literacy Work Skills and Career Development
Online business databases and directories available from your desktop with a library card Trained, professional library assistance Downloadable e-book and audiobook titles Full-text, online trade journals and magazines Relevant programming on important topics Facility rentals Online language learning programs …and more. Contact your local librarian to see what’s new at your library!
*The resources to be discussed during thispresentation are specific to the Portland PublicLibrary.Some databases are available to all ME librariesthrough MARVEL!; others may be availableelsewhere – check with your local library.Anyone can get a PPL card – if they wish.Further, many libraries throughout the state arealso developing strong relationships with theirbusiness communities.
Anyone in Maine can get a Maine State Library card MSL Online Library Card Registration Anyone in the Southern Maine Library District can get a PPL card at no charge Counties served: Cumberland, York and selected Oxford county towns (Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Hiram, Lovell, and Naples) Anyone can get a PPL card for $20 per year
New web pages arranged to follow the “Steps to Starting a Business”Entrepreneurial night - workshops and networking opportunitiesFree, business counseling (on a one to one basis) - conducted byrepresentatives from SCOREA small business resource nook - print resources and contact informationfor local agenciesElectronic DatabasesA series of small business workshops with local business leadersEstablished a chapter of Maine Entrepreneurs which use library facilities
Fall 2012 Workshops: Three Keys of Email Marketing Social Media Marketing 101 QuickBooks 101 Marketing Strategy Development Power of Email Marketing Understanding Your Business Numbers
Provide resource training workshops for Chamber of Commerce members. Host seminars on: social media how to do a press release how to create Powerpoint presentations Allow use of library for after-hour training sessions to local business people
The public library in Presque Isle has launched aresource area to help people realize the dreamof entrepreneurship or starting a nonprofit.WAGM-TV did a story on what they are offering.The library also offers: A Foundation Center Cooperating Collection of grant resources USA passport application acceptance services
THE RESOURCES!*for the presentation we looked at the databases live, in the following slides I provide useful video tutorials
The following slides contain links to suggested video tutorials *Please note that many of these tutorials are “borrowed” from other libraries, so the library homepage will look different. All PPL business databases will be found here:
How to Access the 2010 Census Data (3:50) - Gale Cengage How to Generate a Demographics Report (5:43) - Gale Cengage How to Use Maps (7:30) - Gale Cengage
Reference USA and Entrepreneurship (3:17) - Alkek Library, Texas State University Reference USA for Nonprofits (4:07) - Lake Villa District Library Reference USA for Small Business - Lake Villa District Library Job Strategies Using Reference USA (11:02) - Reference USA Resource Center
Researching the Video Game Industry (2:50) - Chad Boeninger - Ohio University How to Find a SWOT Analysis (2:30) - Chad Boeninger - Ohio University Finding international industry information (2:21) - Chad Boeninger - Ohio University - 2nd half of the video is relevant to PPL resources
Basics (5:28) - Gale Cengage Case Studies (2:04) - Gale Cengage Content Types (6:00) - Gale Cengage Searching (5:23) - Gale Cengage
Online Newsstand Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, Consume r Reports, Fast Company, Money and Inc. MARVEL! – The Wall Street Journal, The Kiplinger Newsletter, Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review and more!
Morningstar Investment Research Center (2:54) - King County Library Morningstar Investment Research Center (16:51) - Morningstar Investment Research Center. You can PLAY ALL or watch individual videos on: Companies Funds ETFs Markets Portfolios Help and Education Newsletters
Value Line Online Database - Overview (4:29) - Carmel Clay Public Library * Please note that PPL no longer carries the print version of ValueLine, we subscribe online only. Value Line Tutorial Stock Screening & Support Section (5:41) - Carmel Clay Public Library
Questions? Comments? Sonya Durney (207) 871-1700 x 729 email@example.comPPL Business and Government Team (Group)
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