Brooklyn College Chief Librarian to Speak at the ACRL/NY 2012 Symposium

October 11, 2012 | News

 “Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Academic Libraries” is the title of the 2012 Academic and College Research Libraries-NY symposium to be held at Baruch College on Friday, December 7, 2012. The symposium, to take place at the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, explores the different strategies academic libraries are adopting in response to increasing economic pressures, technological changes and user demand.  

On Friday at 12:40 pm, Stephanie Walker, chief librarian at Brooklyn College, who is setting the trend at CUNY for making an income for the library from the products that it developed, will speak on “Commercialization Is Not a Dirty Word: Using Library Entrepreneurship to Begin Addressing Budget Needs.” The case study details the successes and challenges that Brooklyn College Library faced when it began selling its proven products and services, including a book scanner at half the cost of commercial models and a hosting service for library websites. “Both of these products have been strikingly successful, though still in its ‘early days’,” says Professor Walker. 

Program: http://acrlnysymp2012.wordpress.com/about/

Speakers bio: http://acrlnysymp2012.wordpress.com/speakers/

Symposium page: http://acrlnysymp2012.wordpress.com/

The Symposium will take place on Friday December 7, 2012 in New York City, at Baruch College, Vertical Campus Conference Center, 14th floor, 55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor).