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Thursday, October 17 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Poster #15 -- Libraries: Spaces to Innovate - Hosting an IEEE Event on Entrepreneurship and Innovation to Connect Students with Library Resources and Entrepreneurial Support

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The library has been working to engage students, faculty, and our community with innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives for the last several years, including supporting a student-run makerspace. In cooperation with IEEE, we are hosting an event this September to catalyze campus-wide entrepreneurship and innovation efforts in partnership with the new Center for Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation on campus. The event is a panel fielding audience questions, with entrepreneurs, faculty and a librarian, covering intellectual property and technology transfer, student and alumni entrepreneurship, library resources, and campus and community support for aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs in any field of study, with the goal of expanding outreach beyond business and engineering majors. Our librarians have taken a leadership role in staging this event to highlight the key role the library can play in supporting people who want to innovate or start their own businesses.

Speakers
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John Teleha

Special Projects / Engineering Librarian, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
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Stephen Bollinger

Assoc. Prof./Head of Library Systems, F.D. Bluford Library – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University


Thursday October 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm EDT
Piedmont 1-3