Monday, August 19, 2013

Business Librarian Steve Cramer Named Coleman Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship Education

Steve Cramer, the UNCG Business Librarian, is one of the new Coleman Faculty Fellows for 2013-14. According to the Coleman Foundation, the Coleman Fellows are “typically professors from outside the school of business at their institution” who “engage in the development of courses and leadership of projects in support of entrepreneurship education on their campus.” Steve was recruited for the fellowship by the Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship Dianne Welsh, with whom he collaborates on teaching and research projects.

Steve is creating the course “ENT/LIS/GEO 530, Researching Opportunities in Entrepreneurship  & Economic Development”, to be offered in Spring 2014. The course will be cross-listed with the Geography and Library & Information Studies departments and will be open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students. Besides creating and teaching the interdisciplinary class, the Coleman Fellows also are required to participate in learning and networking opportunities. One is the annual Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization  (CEO) conference in Chicago, which includes a day-long Fellows Summit for the new fellows. Also required are monthly webinars from September to April led by a veteran fellow. Steve says he is looking forward to teaching the new class as well as further increasing the connections between the University Libraries and campus entrepreneurial initiatives.