Meet the Need: Be a Small Business Advocate

Presented by: Gale & Library Journal
Event Date & Time: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 

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"Public libraries are uniquely equipped to support entrepreneurship as a driver of local economic health and ensure equal access to the foundation of entrepreneurial success."1

Learn How to Connect with Your Business Community

How can your library become an essential resource for budding entrepreneurs and established businesses alike? What are the best tried-and true-outreach activities and programming ideas? In what ways does supporting small business tie into your library’s mission? 

This webcast will help fill in the blanks on these questions and many others. A panel of three highly experienced business librarians will share their own success stories to help you come away with a better understanding of how to reach and support local businesses. 

Register for this event and you’ll also see a brief demonstration on how Gale Small Business Builder, a self-guided planning tool, can be integrated with many of the Gale small business products your library may currently offer. 

1Urban Libraries Council. Leadership Brief: Strengthening Libraries as Entrepreneurial Hubs. Retrieved from


Jennifer Gibson, Reference Manager, St. Louis County Library 

Elizabeth Malafi, Coordinator, Miller Business Center, Middle Country Public Library

Mark Pond, Business Reference Librarian, Spokane Public Library

Angela Doolin, Product Manager, Gale, a Cengage Company


Rebecca Jozwiak, Library Journal

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