This session will highlight lessons that have emerged from the Urban Libraries Council’s work in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation on strategies for strengthening libraries as entrepreneurial hubs. It will draw on the work of 12 library systems that are participating in a learning cohort focusing on the unique role of libraries in reaching and engaging populations most in need of guidance and support including immigrants, people of color, justice-involved individuals, women and veterans. The session will also provide an early introduction on research to create benchmarks to support all libraries in assessing their work as entrepreneurial hubs.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.