27 SPEC Kit 355: Campus-wide Entrepreneurship
The library offers a space for interdisciplinary courses on social innovation. Librarians are part of the
steering committee from other departments across campus. We are also connected to a curriculum
committee. The Marriott School’s Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology website has a
direct link to the Entrepreneurship Library guide.
The library’s Maker Hub has become a magnet for entrepreneurship activities. We are often invited
and involved with on-campus discussions about entrepreneurship, but there is not necessarily a formal
group coordinating all of these activities across campus.
The Patent and Trademark Resource Centers Program (PTRCP) administers a nationwide network of
public, state, and academic libraries designated as Patent and Trademark Resource Centers authorized
by 35 USC 12 to disseminate patent and trademark information and support diverse intellectual
property needs of the public. The PTRC in the Science and Engineering Library provides primary
support for patent and trademark searching and makes referrals to Technology Transfer Office (TTO)
when appropriate.
We are just beginning to forge a role in the “pre-incubator,” skills development, idea generation, match-
making, and awareness spaces. We will be increasing our leadership role in this area over the next
few years.
6. Is there a policy, service-level agreement (SLA), or memorandum of understanding (MOU)
with any of the institutional units that describes the ways in which the library supports
entrepreneurship activities? N=58
Yes 1 2%
No 57 98%
7. Has the library created any staff position that has primary responsibility for managing/
coordinating library services that support entrepreneurship activities? N=58
Yes 12 21%
Not yet, but we plan to 3 5%
No 37 64%
No, and we don’t plan to 6 10%
If yes, please provide the following information about that position. N=12
Position title: Assistant Director
Library unit/department: Lippincott Library (business library)
Reports to: Director, Lippincott Library
Percentage of time devoted to
Year position created: 2017
Comments: This is not a new position itself, but we took the opportunity of the position being open to
rework and revise it to include a strong entrepreneurship focus.
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