Palos Verdes Library District

 

Created an online Virtual Business Center to serve Boomers who are also local business people – a group identified by the library as one of the most underserved. The Virtual Business Center provided a web presence where Boomers could access online resources, databases, and connect with each other and the library in an open online forum. Based on interviews with local business owners, the website highlighted various library resources on business related topics. The Proquest Entrepreneurship Database was added to the library's resources and a series of videotaped interviews and tutorials to assist patrons in using business databases were created. The library's current business collection was also evaluated and weeded. Training in the use of print and online business resources was given to all adult reference staff. Plans were also begun to create a dedicated in-library business center.

Grant $20,000

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