ERIC Number: EJ1089409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
A Coworking Project in the Campus Library: Supporting and Modeling Entrepreneurial Activity in the Academic Library
Lumley, Risa M.
New Review of Academic Librarianship, v20 n1 p49-65 2014
Advances in technology, changes in demographics, and the increasingly global nature of the economy indicate that many jobs lost during the recent global recession will not be returning. Regardless of their major field of study, college students would benefit greatly from becoming more entrepreneurial in their thinking, yet opportunities for developing entrepreneurial behaviors on campus, especially for non-business majors, are few. This article describes a coworking project, from creation to follow-up survey, which aimed to create a space within the campus academic library to encourage student, faculty, and entrepreneur collaboration and interaction while demonstrating the economic value of the library.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Entrepreneurship, Career Education, Library Services, Economic Impact, Space Utilization, Case Studies, Student Surveys, Student Interests, Acoustics, Employment Potential, Self Employment, Intention, Shared Facilities, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California