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Startup Thinking: How Academic Libraries Support Entrepreneurs

Campus entrepreneurship is a fast-growing trend at Canadian universities and colleges, in the form of courses and programs as well as accelerators, labs and, makerspaces.  This session starts with this context, and looks at the evolution of University of Toronto Libraries (UTL)’s response to entrepreneurship on campus over time. As three librarians supporting this interdisciplinary user group, we will highlight the role that the library plays in the larger ecosystem that exists on- and off-campus.

Using personas, this presentation will provide insight into the information needs of campus entrepreneurs, backed up my working experience as well as original research. Hands-on activities will give participants a chance to tackle research questions using a variety of open and proprietary resources. Discussion will highlight both the value that libraries can provide as well as the challenges we have as libraries working with this community.

Should you fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing your colleagues on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.  Please note, it is your responsibility to sign next to your name on the attendance sheet for each workshop session.  A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.

Please make sure that you register with a correct email address, as the confirmation email includes the link to withdraw.

Instructors: Christina Kim, Sr. Manager, MaRS Market Intelligence & Helen Kula, Librarian, Institute for Management and Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga

Location: Room 224/225, main floor, Claude T. Bissell Building, 140 St George Street

Thursday, February 15, 2018
4:15pm - 6:15pm
Inforum Library
St. George (Downtown) Campus
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Kathleen Scheaffer