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SPEC Survey Webcast on Campus-wide Entrepreneurship—Register by August 2

spec-kit-355-coverThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering a series of free webcasts that present the findings from the latest SPEC surveys and allow webcast participants to discuss trends with the survey authors. A 45-minute webcast will follow the publication of each SPEC Kit in 2017.

The next webcast in this series will cover the Campus-wide Entrepreneurship survey (SPEC Kit 355), which investigates how ARL member libraries are supporting campus entrepreneurship, both inside and outside of the classroom. The survey gathered information about library services and resources, funding models, staffing and administrative support, assessment, and the unique challenges of supporting these programs.

The Campus-wide Entrepreneurship webcast will review survey findings reported by ARL member libraries in March 2017. The survey authors will:

  • present an overview of support provided by ARL member libraries for campus-wide entrepreneurship activities;
  • show examples of library services and resources that support entrepreneurship; and
  • review challenges and recommend strategies for managing those challenges and for developing library support for entrepreneurship activities.

The webcast will also include a discussion of promising trends and conclude with a question-and-answer session. Read the freely available SPEC Kit 355 in advance and have your questions ready.

Webcast Details and Registration

Title: Campus-wide Entrepreneurship

Presenters: Vera Armann-Keown, Associate University Librarian, Client Services, and Afra Bolefski, Acting Head, Albert D. Cohen Management Library, and Liaison to the Asper School of Business, at the University of Manitoba

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Time: 1:00–1:45 p.m. eastern daylight time

Cost: Free for all

Registration:Register online by Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

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