29 SPEC Kit 355: Campus-wide Entrepreneurship
Position title: Entrepreneurship Librarian
Library unit/department: Gerstein Science Information Centre
Reports to: Assistant director, Gerstein Science Innovation Centre
Percentage of time devoted to
entrepreneurship:
100
Year position created: 2015
Comments: functional specialist role
Position title: Executive Director of the Blackstone LaunchPad
Library unit/department: Blackstone LaunchPad
Reports to: Blackstone PI and Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
Percentage of time devoted to
entrepreneurship:
100
Year position created: 2016
Comments: Key responsibilities/duties: Establish strategy, manage operations, build partnerships
and cross campus relationships that grow the pipeline, coach and mentor (individually, through
team meetings, and workshops and training programs). Work with SU communications to create and
disseminate success stories.
Position title: Fusion Studio Manager & Learning Space Assessment Coordinator
Library unit/department: Learning Environments
Reports to: Associate Director, Learning Environments
Percentage of time devoted to
entrepreneurship:
60
Year position created: 2016
Position title: Maker Hub Manager
Library unit/department: Gelardin New Media Center
Reports to: Head, Gelardin New Media Center
Percentage of time devoted to
entrepreneurship:
Year position created: 2016
Comments: The Maker Hub manager is a 30 hr/week (.75 FTE) position. Supporting entrepreneurship
is a key responsibility of this role, but no formal designation of “time spent on entrepreneurship”
is indicated.
Position title: Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) Librarian
Library unit/department: Science and Engineering Library
Reports to: PTRC Program Director at the USPTO and Head, Science &
Engineering Library
Percentage of time devoted to
entrepreneurship:
20
Year position created: 2009
Comments: Year created: 2009 (although I am not the first librarian to take on this position, which was
created when UMass Amherst became a PTRC in 1984.)
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