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Informed Success: A Bibliography for Student Entrepreneurs

The American Library Association (ALA) Carnegie-Whitney Grant Project

The Informed Success: A Bibliography for Student Entrepreneurs is part of the Informed Succes: A Comprehensive Guide to Knowledge, Resources, and Opportunities for Student Entrepreneurs. The Project is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) Carnegie-Whitney Grant, which provides grants for the preparation of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes, and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States.

The project team includes:

  • Monica Zimmerman, Ph.D., CPA, Executive Director of the Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center at West Chester University (Project Consultant), offered entrepreneurship expertise to advise this project and helped recruit student assistants.

  • Grace Liu, Assistant Professor, Business Librarian at West Chester University (Project Director), supervised the project, identified the book titles, developed the topic taxonomy through the publication "Exploring the information needs of student entrepreneurs: A meta-narrative synthesis," compiled online resources, and designed the project website.

  • Sarah Corapi, the Library Assistant at West Chester University, contributed significant effort in building the Informed Success: A Bibliography for Student Entrepreneurs Library Guide and supervised the student assistant in building the WorldCat Book List (457 book titles).

  • Hally Everett, Student Assistant, built the Worldcat Book List and identified the ISBN and Worldcat Permalink for the Library Guide.

  • Gabriella Velazquez, Graduate Student Assistant, contributed great effort in identifying online sources and building the project website.

The Selection of the Books

The reading list is built with reference to the following sources:

Reviewed the books for the author’s credibility, the publication date of the book, content relevance to the topic, publisher reputation, etc.

Related Project Output

West Chester University   ---    WCU Libraries  25 West Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA 19383  610-430-4400