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Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (I & E), and the StartupConnect to provide resources
and services to support innovation and entrepreneurship at Duke. Duke Libraries has partnered with
Duke Extend to create and teach an online course, “An Introduction to Patents at Duke.” We also
partner with Bass Connections, DUhatch, and the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative
to provide meeting space, reference, instruction, and research consultations. The Duke Economics
Department partners with Data & Visualization Services for Bloomberg computers and helps fund
graduate students’ work as lab consultants.
Innovation Hub: cost share for business research
Instruction with academic units; Make-a-thon with the Entrepreneurship Village
Instructional Psychology & Technology, Computer Technology, Center for Teaching & Learning; this
refers to the steering committee that oversees the CID space in the library as previously mentioned.
Center for Entrepreneurship. They help us promote resources and arrange instruction sessions. We
also do presentations for the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology and get invited to
meetings with future applicants.
Librarian works with the business school faculty member who coordinates the capstone sequence for
the MBA entrepreneurship courses, called Lab to Market. Activities include maintaining customized
LibGuide, one-shot instruction, and promotion of services (drop-in hours and email/phone/computer
consults by appointment) to this group. This cycle occurs each academic year for each of three cohorts
of MBA students (full-time, part-time evening, and weekend cohorts). This year, the L2M sequence
allowed engineering school entrepreneurship students to join.
Mays Business School (affiliated with the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship that sponsors
a business plan competition, hosts a student incubator, and other entrepreneurial activities. Several of
the Mays Business School work for the center or guest lecture at the center for certain classes.) College
of Engineering (Library provides a specialized patent searching workshop for engineering students, in
conjunction with the Engineering Innovation Center, a “makerspace” of sorts with tools, equipment,
and classroom space/support for students.)
Only by helping the Business School fund Bloomberg. I also refer members of the business community
to the Small Business Development Center, but there is no formal agreement in place to do this.
Our major partners are the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute and the Center for Engineering Innovation
and Design. With YEI, we engage in outreach to entrepreneurs through events like the annual
Entrepreneurship Bazaar and provide orientation and instruction to the YEI Summer Fellows. At the
CEID, we hold workshops on entrepreneurship resources and research strategies.
SBTDC, Missouri Innovations Center, Coulter Translational Partnership Program
Some non-academic units that are involved in research, industry engagement, technology transfer,
small business consulting: consultation appointments, workshops
St Paul’s, Velocity, CBET. Services include displays, workshops, instruction, information sessions with
administration to highlight library resources.
StartupHoyas; Science, Technology, and International Affairs (major in School of Foreign Service)
Such opportunities are often one-off, rather than recurring. As an example, one of the business
specialists partnered with our school of information (library school) to manage consulting projects for
library students. Another business librarian participated in an entrepreneurship course for graduate-
level students in fine and applied arts. All three of the business librarians have at some point done
instruction for entrepreneurship classes with a blended audience of business and engineering students,
offered jointly through our college of business and our college of engineering.
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