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March 16–19, 2014

Austin, Texas

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New Technologies, Collaboration, & Entrepreneurship in Libraries: Harnessing Their Power to Help Your Library

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 3:10 PM–3:55 PM CDT
Room 203
Conference Track

8. Emerging Technologies & Trends


collaboration, entrepreneurship

Learning Objectives

1) Understand how to optimize scarce technology and budget resources through collaboration and entrepreneurship,

2) Understand how to partner with units and organizations within and outside your own organization to facilitate revenue generation and entrepreneurship,

3) See a model for IT and Library collaboration and communication that works very well and brings both revenue and other benefits to the organization (and which may be transferable in whole or part to other organizations),

4) Understand several ways by which library personnel and leaders at all levels can foster creativity and innovation in their libraries.


At Brooklyn College, technology and library staff took an entrepreneurial approach to meeting technology needs, improving budgets, fostering creativity, and demonstrating value.  We’ve developed 8 products, including an award-winning CMS used by 8 CUNY libraries and a user-friendly book scanner.  We hope to spur broader collaboration among libraries.


Prof. Stephanie Walker, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Alex Rudshteyn, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Dr. Howard Spivak, Brooklyn College, City University of New York