Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

Lower Level, Johnson Building, Central Library, 617 536-5400 x4142, businessref@bpl.org

Welcome to the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Kirstein Business Library

The Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC) invites media creators, innovators, job seekers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, investors, coders, and makers to our new space. Business-minded individuals can enjoy an inviting and modern space with over 5,000 square feet of printed resources, flexible seating, innovative technology to conduct business research, and dedicated areas for collaborating on projects with colleagues or developing a new career skill. Drop by KBLIC for access to and courses in the latest video editing and production technologies. Visitors will be inspired with a fresh vibe, cool color pallet, and a variety of comfortable work tables and seating options For more information about the programs and resources at Kirstein:

 

September Programs

Posted on August 18th, 2016 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

gekowWe have a great line-up of programs for September.  Gary Gekow, employment counselor,  returns on Tuesdays at 6 in the Exchange with the following programs: September 6: Interview Workshop,  September 13: Interview Workshop Part 2: Behavioral Interviewing, September 20: The Importance of LinkedIn, and September 27: Tell Me about Yourself.  On September 8, General Assembly returns with Digital Marketing Strategies at 6:30 in the Commonwealth Salon, and Thursday computer classes at 1 and 6 in the Exchange include Basics of 3D Printing, Navigating with Photoshop, and Create with Photoshop. SCORE small business mentors will be here on Saturday September 10 and Saturday September 24 from 1-4.  Registration is required for SCORE small business mentoring by calling 617 565-5591 or at https://scoreboston.org/KL .

Web Development Academy Orientation September 7

Posted on August 8th, 2016 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

webdesignRyan Mitchell, author of Web Scraping with Python: Collecting Data from the Modern Web and Instant Web Scraping with Java will teach basic web design at the Boston Public Library from September 12 through November 7 in the Exchange at the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. (excluding Columbus Day). An orientation session will be held on September 7 at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon. Attendance at the orientation is required to register for the course. Class size will be limited to 20.
The course will show attendees how to create websites from scratch, using simple tools that are probably on their computers right now. Participants will learn about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; what they are, how they’re used, and how they work together to create every website on the Internet today. Along the way, attendees will work on projects of their choosing, and get expert help and advice, as well as help and feedback from other students.

By the end of this eight-week course, attendees will have constructed an interactive website from the ground up, and have a solid foundation in web development that they can build upon to pursue a career or hobby in programming and web development.

Participants will need to have laptops that they can bring to class, and that they have access to outside of class in order to work on project assignments. They should anticipate spending 2-4 hours per week outside of class (6-8 hours per week, with classes) to be successful.

Although attendees aren’t expected to have any programming or web development experience, they should be proficient at using the Internet, both for browsing and looking up information. They should know how to create and save files and folders on a computer, install software, and use a text editor.
Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/web-development-academy-orient…

Glasses Free Cinema 3D

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

A team of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has found a way to view 3D movies without glasses.

The team’s prototype isn’t yet ready for market since it requires 50 sets of mirrors and lenses, but it has been demonstrated in an auditorium, where all viewers saw 3D images of a consistently high resolution.

 

How Much Money Do Entrepreneurs Need to Launch, and Where do they Get It?

Posted on July 20th, 2016 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

global entrepreneurship

 

According to a recent Babson report, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ,  U.S. entrepreneurs required a median of $17,500 in funding to launch their companies – 57 percent of which was funded by themselves. Women also reported requiring $10,000 – half as much funding as men reported – to start a company.

SCORE Small Business Mentoring Returns on July 23 from 1-4

Posted on July 11th, 2016 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

SCOREAttend a free 1-hour business mentoring sessions for small business owners or people considering starting a small business. Register by calling 617-565-5591 or online at https://scoreboston.org/KL/ .