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4  Publicly funded  Administered by a municipality (county, city, region)  Open to all  A community meeting place  A source of valuable programs  A lender of FREE print and multimedia material

5  Local Public Funds (Budgeted tax revenue)  Millage  Donations  Underwriters / Sponsors  Late fees (fines)  Book Sales  Friends of the Library Activities (Fundraisers)

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7  STARTING A BUSINESS  PROCURING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS  INVESTMENT ADVICE  JOB SEARCH / CAREER PLANNING  COMPANY RESEARCH  ARTICLES (NEWS, ANALYSIS, OPINION, ADVICE)  PATENT and TRADEMARK DATABASES  BANKRUPTCY / FORECLOSURE

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9  How to Start a Business in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia  Business English: the Writing Skills You Need for Today’s Workplace  The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Small Businesses  Taking Aim! : the Business of Being an Artist Today  Bankruptcy for Small Business

10  Thomas Register of American Manufacturers  Encyclopedia of American Business History  Arlington Business Directory  Standard & Poor’s Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives  Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources

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14  New York Public Library  Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) 

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16  Boston Public Library – Kirstein Business Library  Fayetteville Free Library - Creation Lab  Kansas City (MO) – Grant Research & Writing

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19 Business Reference in Public Libraries Committee BRASS is the Business Reference and Services Section of ALA's Reference & User Services Association (RUSA). See also: Best of the Business Websites

20 Foreclosure Clinics (San Diego) Job Search (Career) Partnerships with Other Helpful Agencies Princeton Public Library In Tough Economic Times …

21 LIBRARIES AND THE… RECESSION / DEPRESSION / ECONOMIC CRISIS In recession, libraries are booming --CBSNews, 2/2/ shtml Downturn puts new stresses on libraries --NYTimes, 4/1/09 The library: a recession sanctuary --Boston Globe, 1/3/09 /the_library___a_recession_sanctuary/ In times of recession, libraries flourish --CNN, 2/28/09 of-recession-libraries-flourish/ Recession: A mixed blessing for libraries --Utne Reader, 8/1/08 Mixed-Blessing-for-Libraries.aspx Library usage will go up during a recession— Management, are you really prepared? --Librarian By Day, 1/9/09 9/01/09/library-usage-will-go-up-during- a-recession-management-are-you- really-prepared/

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24  Does my old stock certificate have any value?  How can I find a sample business plan?  How can I learn about a company’s history and performance?  What are NAIC and SIC codes?  Where do I find information on government loans and grants for small business startups?  I need to be sure the name of my new company is not already in use.

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26 Best of the Business Websites (Free Resources) Selected Core (Business) Competencies

27 Questions? Thank you for your attention ! Andrea McGlinchey


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