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dc.contributor.authorFarrell, Roberten_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T00:04:19Z
dc.date.available2013-04-23T00:04:19Z
dc.date.issued2013-04-23
dc.identifier.citationOther People's Money: Adapting Entrepreneurial Techniques to Build Capital in Challenging Economic Times 2011, 18 (2-3):150 College & Undergraduate Librariesen_US
dc.identifier.issn1069-1316
dc.identifier.issn1545-2530
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10691316.2011.577685
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/283595
dc.description.abstractDrawing on the “predator” model of ntrepreneurship put forward by Villette and Vuillermot in their 2009 book “From Predators to Icons,” this article argues that challenging economic times reveal that self-funded, collaborative information literacy models have in many cases unsustainably overstretched staff and budgets. In such circumstances, it is necessary for librarians to shift to an entrepreneurial approach that seeks profitable opportunities funded by parties other than the library in order to build capital for current and future instructional services. Following Villette and Vuillermot, the article seeks to refute a cultural myth that sees the entrepreneur as someone who is first and foremost a “do-gooder” or marketer of helpful products, and it also advocates that librarians adopt a view of the entrepreneur as one who preys on unexploited, lowcost/high-profit opportunities to leverage “other people’s money” to build capital for later innovation. The article considers the economics of information literacy and library instruction programs, provides historical context for what has come to be known as the “collaborative imperative,” points to the economic shortsightedness of many collaborative and “embedded librarian” partnerships, and details six examples from information literacy programs that model successful entrepreneurship of the sort argued for.
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10691316.2011.577685en_US
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to College & Undergraduate Librariesen_US
dc.subjectentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subjectcollaborationen_US
dc.subjecteconomic sustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectinformation literacyen_US
dc.subjecteconomic crisesen_US
dc.subjectausterityen_US
dc.subjectlibrary instruction programsen_US
dc.titleOther People's Money: Adapting Entrepreneurial Techniques to Build Capital in Challenging Economic Times
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLehman College, City University of New Yorken_US
dc.identifier.journalCollege & Undergraduate Librariesen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-28T11:41:31Z
html.description.abstractDrawing on the “predator” model of ntrepreneurship put forward by Villette and Vuillermot in their 2009 book “From Predators to Icons,” this article argues that challenging economic times reveal that self-funded, collaborative information literacy models have in many cases unsustainably overstretched staff and budgets. In such circumstances, it is necessary for librarians to shift to an entrepreneurial approach that seeks profitable opportunities funded by parties other than the library in order to build capital for current and future instructional services. Following Villette and Vuillermot, the article seeks to refute a cultural myth that sees the entrepreneur as someone who is first and foremost a “do-gooder” or marketer of helpful products, and it also advocates that librarians adopt a view of the entrepreneur as one who preys on unexploited, lowcost/high-profit opportunities to leverage “other people’s money” to build capital for later innovation. The article considers the economics of information literacy and library instruction programs, provides historical context for what has come to be known as the “collaborative imperative,” points to the economic shortsightedness of many collaborative and “embedded librarian” partnerships, and details six examples from information literacy programs that model successful entrepreneurship of the sort argued for.


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