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EntreLib Pitch Perfect Workshop

If you’re preparing to enter in the 2024 Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference (EntreLib) Pitch Competition, or if you’re eager to learn the art of delivering a powerful pitch to secure funding for your business development, entrepreneurship, and economic development initiatives, watch the recording of EntreLib’s Pitch Perfect Workshop, and here are just a few takeaways…

Entrepreneurship and Libraries Pitch Competition

Let’s Bring Home the Prizes: 2024 Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference Pitch Competition

It’s that time again! Time to compete against libraries across the nation in a pitch competition to win a prize to launch or support your idea that will aid local entrepreneurs, small businesses, job creation, and economic development! Submissions for the pitch competition are open now! Mark your calendars with these important dates for the…

Five Steps to Intentional Business Initiatives

By Guest Blogger Kristin Linscott, Development & Community Partnerships, Plano Public Library Engaging successfully with entrepreneurs and small businesses doesn’t happen by chance. Your library can take active steps to reach this audience by promoting relevant resources and developing partnerships, boosting your library’s visibility and reputation in the process. Generally, entrepreneurs are not looking to…

New Workforce Web Pages

How It Started and Its Purpose TSLAC just launched its new workforce development pages! It all started during Spring 2023, when TSLAC luckily had the opportunity to have on board University of Texas Library Science Capstone student, Tyler Roberge, who had a fundamental role in making the web pages possible. The purpose behind the pages…

Pathways to Success Opportunity

Texas libraries are invited to apply for Howard County Library System’s (HCLS) Pathways to Success: Professional Development for Skilled New Americans library cohort. The purpose of this program, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is to provide training using HCLS’s Pathways to Success model(s) so that other libraries can start or enhance…

Webinar: Five Steps to Intentional Business Initiatives

Register for the upcoming webinar with Kristin Linscott, the Library Development Coordinator at Plano Public Library, on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. This event will not be recorded, so set calendar reminders so that you don’t miss this live event, and share the registration link with others who may be able to attend.…

Meet Your Partners at Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley

For libraries in the counties of Starr, Hidalgo, and Willacy, please join (pictured left to right below) Elizabeth Meza (Workforce Outreach Specialist), Jasmine Hernandez (StudentHireAbility Navigator), and Elena Pacheco (Business Relations Representative) of Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) in the CE-credit webinar on August 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. CT. Register for this…

Southeast Success

In February 2023, Austin Brinkley (pictured) of Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas (WSSET), along with Kevin King and Maris Peno, conducted a training session for libraries in the counties of Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange. Actually, WSSET was the inaugural workforce development board that TSLAC got to host in its Get to Know Your Partners training series,…

Call for Proposals: Entrepreneurs & Libraries Conference

Who, What, When, Where The Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference (Entrelib) seeks your proposals for either a 15-minute presentation or a 7-minute lighting talk for its free, online (hosted on Zoom) Refresh & Refocus: Libraries’ New Trends in Supporting Entrepreneurs conference on November 1, 2023. Complete your proposal submission form before the August 14 deadline. Why…

ELC Library Pitch Competition

On May 4, 2-3 p.m. CT, five libraries will compete in the 2023 ELC Pitch Competition for the top prize of $4,000 to bring an idea of theirs related to supporting workforce development, economic development, small businesses, or entrepreneurs to life. Each library will only have five minutes to convince you that their idea deserves…