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  • 1.  Libraries as Launchpads

    Posted 01-16-2022 09:10

    Foster entrepreneurship and small businesses in your community through the library.

    Become a certified entrepreneurship librarian!

    Libraries as Launchpads’ Certified Entrepreneurship Librarian program is an 8-week virtual, 2-day in-person training in partnership with SEFLIN to build your capacity to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in your community. 

    Through the program you will discover:

    • the ins and outs of the entrepreneurial journey and the resources that are helpful along the way;
    • the resources currently available in your community and the gaps in support for entrepreneurs;
    • methods to fill the local gaps and direct entrepreneurs to the resources to help them succeed;
    • an entrepreneur reference interview to understand the specific needs or each entrepreneur;
    • ways to measure your efforts and advocate for your library as a resource for entrepreneurs;
    • a plan with actionable steps for how they will help fill the gaps in the local ecosystem.

    Limited to 20 committed librarians. 

    Important Dates

    Register by: January 21st, 2022

    Virtual Onboarding: February 7th

    Online program: Mondays February 7th-March 28th

    Week off to prep: April 4th

    2-Day Deep Dive: April 13-14 (Location in SE Florida TBD)

    Time Commitment

    Virtual Program: 2 hours for meetings weekly

    Assignments and research: 2-4 hours weekly

    Deep Dive: 2 full days 10-5


    Anna Arenas
    Manager of Communications and Technology
    SEFLIN (Southeast Florida Library Information Network)
    Boca Raton FL
    (561) 208-0984 (223)