The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians

Mar. 9, - Mar. 10, 2011
Location: Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians will be held March 10 and 11, 2011 on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.


Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services one of the world’s leading research and consulting companies - providing business research and research training services for companies in a diverse array of industries will provide our opening keynote address on March 10 and discuss her journey to being an information services entrepreneur.

Tim Spalding of LibraryThing will be our lunchtime keynoter on day two, March 11 discussing how LibraryThing came about and how he turned his “cataloging and social networking site for book lovers” into an entrepreneurial business idea.


Carol Strohecker is Director of the Center for Design Innovation, an interdisciplinary multi-campus research center of the statewide University of North Carolina and she will speak at a plenary session on Friday. Carol has earned four US patents for her collaborative work in interactive media tools and methods. She participates in research and community forums locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, describing frameworks for learning environment design and strategies for economic development based on design and innovation.