L2B Communications
Librarian to Business: A Note from Beth Clower

I am always available for one-on-one appointments to help with online digital resources, software, or other resource tutorials. I can also come to your business to show you how to use a resource on your equipment. Contact me for a one-on-one tutorial or I can come to you!
Upcoming Programs
Podcasting: For You or Your Business
Tuesday, August 6 | 7-8 pm
Whether for fun or for your business, podcasts are big! Dr. Kris Sargent, DC, MS, who produces a business podcast for Restor Healing Centre, will help you determine whether a podcast is right for you, and if so, help you get started. Reserve your spot for Podcasting: Fo r You or You r Business .
LinkedIn for Professionals
Thursday, August 15 | 7-8:30 pm
Learn how to optimize your LinkedIn page to present your best image and network like a pro. Reserve your spot for LinkedIn for Professionals .
How to Use Social Media to
Set Your Business Apart
Tuesday, August 20 | 6:30-7:30 pm
The right tool makes any job faster and easier. Discover the right social media platforms to advance your business marketing in this session with Franklin Rivera from V2M2 Group. Reserve your spot for How to Use Social Media to Set Your Business Apart .

Business Mentoring with SCORE
Wednesday, August 21 | 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm
Attend an hour-long, one-on-one session with a SCORE business mentor for personalized help with your business start-up plans or continuing business challenges. SCORE provides Business Mentoring sessions every month. Learn more about Business Mentoring with SCORE .
Did you Know? Podcasts Are Popular
Did you know a staggering 44% of the U.S. population has listened to a podcast and an incredible 40 million people tune into podcasts for education, entertainment and inspiration every week?  

How Do I? Determine the Best Store Hours
While it might seem logical to stay open as many hours as possible, the truth is there is a diminishing return on the investment.…The truth is, planning for the one who "might" come in costs you much more than it's worth. 

Social Me dia: 7 Tips for Using Instagram for Business
Instagram has over 700 million monthly active users, less competition and a more engaged audience than other social media giants like Facebook or Twitter.

Why Nonprofits Need to Be Storytellers
To Andy Goodman, a nationally recognized author, speaker and consultant in the field of public interest communications, storytelling is integral to a nonprofit’s ability to advance its mission. In this Q&A, he shares how nonprofits and their leaders can use stories to connect their communities, funders, beneficiaries, and employees with their causes and visions.

Article of the Mon th: This Is the Emotional Quality That the World’s Greatest Leaders All Share
Whether in business, government, education, sports, or NGOs, these leaders take action before others do, leading from out front, where the risk is often dire and their own future least certain. Everyone has something to lose, and many on our list risk possessions that most people value highly: reputation, career, fortune, esteem.

Magazine of the Month: The Economist
Around the world investors, businesses and central bankers are grappling with a startling fact: at the end of July America’s economy will have been growing for 121 months, the longest run since records began in 1854….History suggests there will be a recession soon….The conflicting signals reflect an usually sluggish and stretched expansion. Some of that is to be expected…but as our briefing explains, it is also owing to deeper changes in America’s $21trn economy.

Read the rest of the July 13-19, America’s Economy: Riding High article in The Economist at the library.
Business App of the Month: Last Pass
When it comes to protecting today’s digital business, a spreadsheet of passwords just won’t cut it anymore.

Last Pass can help you secure every password-protected entry point to your business.
Online Digital Resource: Freegal
Music sets the tone for whatever you are doing. Stream music for free with Freegal.

Requires a Glen Ellyn library card. Don't have a library card? Sign up for one now !
Do You Know How to...Start a Podcast?
How to Start a Podcast (2019 Tutorial)

Don’t forget about our Media Lab where we already have the equipment and software (both Garage Band and Audacity) in a sound-free space where you can record your own podcast.
Business Books
More Resources at the Library
Looking for a place to host a meeting for five to eight people? You can use your library card to reserve the Shakespeare Room .

The Glen Ellyn Public Library also offers a Digital Media Lab and 3D Printing !

Discover more on our website.
Elizabeth Clower
Instruction Librarian
and Business Liaison
Phone: 630-790-6750
Email: eclower@gepl.org