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Librarian Entrepreneurs: Demystifying A Professional Oxymoron
Quick! Think of a great librarian entrepreneur. Not so easy, is it? Librarians are not well regarded as having the entrepreneurial spirit, and finding good examples of noteworthy entrepreneurial innovations within the profession is challenging. Yet you and your library colleagues may already be entrepreneurs without realizing it’s happening. Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian at Temple University, will share ideas and possibilities for tapping into our inner entrepreneurs to deliver great library experiences for our users. Together we need to understand what we mean by “librarian entrepreneur” and how innovation and creativity tie into the formula for entrepreneurial success – even at libraries.