Free Workshops Help Businesses
Use New Jersey’s Knowledge Initiative to Full Potential
Hackensack, NJ (August 16, 2005) — To take full advantage of the new $6 million Knowledge Initiative project of the State of New Jersey, workshops for entrepreneurs, small business owners, researchers, students, physicians and health providers in private practice are available at no cost at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Many small businesses cannot afford to purchase high-end business, science, technology and medical databases. Now, through New Jersey’s Knowledge Initiative, there is Web access to a host of high-end databases. The research databases are available, free of cost, at every New Jersey college and university as well as at selected public libraries.
Access is a critical part of the equation, but using this rich, new resource efficiently may require some guidance. Fairleigh Dickinson University Library is partnering with FDU’s Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies to sponsor free workshops to individuals interested in learning more about these powerful resources. The instructor is Maria Kocylowsky, Head Business Librarian, Metropolitan Campus.
The 45-minute workshops are designed to give an overview of the capabilities of these databases. On four Fridays — September 16, October 14, November 18, and December 16, 2005 —there will be three back-to-back sessions offered at 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 9:30 a.m. If the succeeding workshop is not fully booked, attendees are welcome to stay for a repeat session.
Workshops will be held in the computer laboratory at Edward Williams Hall, 150 Kotte Place, on the Hackensack side of FDU’s Metropolitan Campus. The building is close to Route 4, off Hackensack Avenue South and there is ample free parking at the door.
Seating is limited, so to learn more or reserve a place at a workshop, call 201 692 2278 or e-mail mariaLK@fdu.edu.