Publication focused on serving entrepreneurs added to ‘Quick Reads’ series

For Immediate Release
Thu, 07/05/2018


Laurence Deutsch

Manager, Communications

Public Library Association (PLA)

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) has added a new publication to its collection of resources that are available free of charge to all PLA members in good standing. 

Taking Care of Business in the 21st Century is the fifth installment in the Association’s “Quick Reads for Busy Librarians” series. The Quick Reads series features publications under 100 pages long and covering topics deemed essential to modern public library workers. Taking Care of Business in the 21st Century focuses on library service to entrepreneurs and “solopreneurs” — individuals who operate a business completely on their own. Caity Rietzen, Gillian Robbins, and Caitlin Seifritz, librarians in the Business Resource and Innovation Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia, authored the publication. It is currently available for download (PDF, 58 pages) from the PLA Member Library.

To access this free publication, you must first log into to confirm your current PLA personal membership. You are welcome to make one printed copy, though we ask that you do not post the file to any website or share the electronic file in any way.

Other Quick Reads publications available free of charge to PLA members include Get Inside: Responsible Jail and Prison Library Service by Nicholas Higgins (PDF, 72 pg.) and Building and Operating a Digital Media Lab by Jeffrey B. Fisher (PDF, 64 pg.).

For more information about the Quick Reads series, contact Kathleen Hughes, PLA publications manager, at


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