iSchool Capstone

Connecting Marginalized Entrepreneurs with Library Resources

Project tags:

community engagement & outreach

equity & inclusion

social justice

Project poster

Many traditional entrepreneurship support networks exclude people from marginalized backgrounds. My research identified existing library resources that support entrepreneurship but no specific resources for marginalized entrepreneurs. From my research and conversations with librarians, I was able to identify a need: a resource designed specifically for supporting entrepreneurs from marginalized communities. I created a toolkit for librarians in Washington state to use in supporting entrepreneurs from marginalized communities. By using my toolkit, librarians in Washington will be able to support entrepreneurs from marginalized backgrounds. In turn, entrepreneurs and small business owners from marginalized backgrounds will be able to grow their businesses.

Project participants:

Margaret Mahoney