In 2016, the Free Library of Philadelphia launched the Business Resource & Innovation Center, a new programming model designed to reduce the barriers of entry into organizational development. Learn how librarians combined existing nonprofit and small business resources to serve the community by doing what librarians do best- programming, curating resources, and conducting research. By engaging clients in appointments and classes geared towards grant funding, demographic and market research, and competitive analysis, this model serves a niche not otherwise filled by the small business community. Best of all, the core of this service model is totally free.
Meeting Type: Ignite Session
Interests: Adult Services, Advocacy, Community Engagement, Diversity, Electronic Resources, Equity of Access, Instruction, Librarianship, Networking, Organizational Change, Outreach Services, Partnerships, Project Management, Reference Services, Research and Statistics, Technology, Urban Libraries
Type of Library: Nonprofit, Public, Special
Cost: Included with full conference registration.