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Central Library Renovation Reopening: Supporting and Empowering Entrepreneurs

by mschuler

AEB_3423Media creators, innovators, job seekers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, investors, coders, and makers are all invited to the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC). 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.

Outside KBLIC on the lower level of the Johnson building is the Exchange, an area that offers a multi-use conference room, classroom, and a “teaching maker space.” The KBLIC also offers startup mentorships, legal clinics for small businesses, financial planning seminars, career guidance, learn-to-code classes, graphic design tutorials, and more.

For aspiring media creators, the InnoLAB is the perfect space to design and produce video and record audio. Patrons can create polished projects with access to software such as Final Cut Pro, LogicPro, Ableton, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator and enhance their work through the use of a green screen and mixing board. Visitors can also explore and use the InnoLAB’s 3D printer.

For visitors looking for a casual meeting space, the renovated Johnson building offers the Connector. Located between KBLIC and Rabb Hall, the Connector is a welcoming place to network with peers over a cup of coffee.

KBLIC also hosts a variety of short-term partners-in-residence from the area’s creative entrepreneurial network. At Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center, business is more than just numbers; it’s also creativity and collaboration.