Steve Cramer

I’m the business and entrepreneurship librarian at UNC Greensboro, beginning here in April 2001, awarded tenure in 2008, and now serving as an Associate Professor. I’m co-founder of Business Librarianship in North Carolina (BLINC), a member of ALA’s BRASS, and a Carolina Consortium negotiator. Recently I became co-chair of the Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference. I serve as a Coleman Fellow for Entrepreneurship Education and teach ENT/GEO/LIS/MKT 430/630: Researching Opportunities in Entrepreneurship & Economic Development in the spring. I co-teach MKT 426: International Marketing (the “Export Odyssey” export promotions class) and ENT 300: Feasibility Analysis. I was awarded the BRASS Excellence in Business Librarianship award in 2020 and the PrivCo Prize for Excellence in Business Librarianship in 2015. I came to UNCG from Duke University, where I was the Digital Services Librarian and business specialist in Perkins Library. Before that, I was a librarian at Davenport College (now University) of Business in Holland, Michigan. I earned a BA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from the University of Michigan in 1991, and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1994.

There are 18 included publications by Steve Cramer :

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Adding purpose and value to organizational memberships: A case study of Business Librarianship in North Carolina (BLINC) 2020 123 BLINC stands for Business Librarianship in North Carolina. Fourteen public, special, and academic librarians created this group in 2003. In that year, BLINC began its tradition of hosting workshops every three months across the state. Each workshop i...
Creating the Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference 2020: A collaboration of public, special, and academic librarians, vendors, and economic development stakeholders 2021 55 Despite the increasing importance to libraries of supporting entrepreneurship and economic development, professional development opportunities on those topics have been rare. Also rare are opportunities for public, special, and academic librarians pl...
Enhancing Governmentally Sponsored Export Promotions Through Better Segmentation of the Market of a State's Manufacturing Concerns 2009 1511 This article presents methodology for identifying product categories that, if they were made the subjects of a specified state's export promotions, would hold promise for satisfying relevant needs of members of three key “stakeholder” groups regardin...
Export Odyssey: Taking Local Firms Global 2018 66 For the past three decades, companies in Greensboro, North Carolina, that want to export products overseas have had a valuable resource to turn to—students at the University of North Carolina’s Bryan School of Business and Economics. In Export Odysse...
Final Report of the Liaison Collections Responsibilities Task Force 2012 1698 This is a report from UNCG University Libraries’ Liaison Collection Responsibilities Task Force on the liaison organizational model and collection development.
GCEC: Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers 2017 2018 80 Founded in 1997 as the National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers with the mission of serving as the “premier leadership organization addressing the emerging topics of importance to the nation’s university-based centers for entrepreneurship,” th...
Great Expectations: New Organizational Models for Overworked Liaisons Based on the UNCG Libraries Liaison Collections Responsibilities Task Force 2012 1501 Liaisons (subject specialists) keep getting busier. Research instruction, embedding in classes, outreach, collection development, weeding, assessing teaching and collections, promoting scholarly communication issues, and creating online learning ob...
Increasing Research Quality in Entrepreneurial Students: Best Practices in Faculty-Librarian Partnerships 2017 153 Faculty who adopt best practices in supporting student research in entrepreneurship classes not only receive better student projects; they model the kind of information behavior that is crucial to business success. Requiring students to use the best ...
Leading from below: Influencing vendors and collection budget decisions as a subject liaison 2019 48 Subject liaisons are responsible to their facility and students for subject-specific research tools funded by the library, but most subject liaisons don’t make the final decisions on subscriptions and other big-ticket items. How can we make effective...
Liaison and Functional Team Structure Review Task Force Report, 2017-2018 2018 302 The Liaison Team Structure Review Task Force was convened in the 2017 fall semester, with the purpose of examining the liaison functional and subject team structure implemented in 2013-14 to determine how well it is functioning and what changes shoul...
Liaison Roles 2015 573 The roles of library liaisons (subject specialists assigned to academic disciplines) continue to evolve. This document describes both ongoing and new roles in order to assist with planning, evaluation, assessment, and recruitment. Best practices for ...
Q/A on Teaching Credit Classes for Entrepreneurship Research 2015 158 Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the question and answer (Q/A) to provide an opportunity for two seasoned academic business librarians to share their experiences with courses in entrepreneurship in their universities. Design/methodolo...
Relationships and Ethics of Co-Teaching Research Intensive Classes 2013 1099 This chapter explores aspects of librarians co-teaching research-intensive undergraduate classes. An opening review of the rather limited literature on embedded librarians in research-intensive classes will lead into a description of such work with t...
Researching Opportunities in Entrepreneurship & Economic Development 2014 42 Students will learn how to conduct the research necessary to make informed decisions for an entrepreneurial venture and how to measure and assess economic development opportunities. No business research experience necessary.
Teaching and Researching Entrepreneurship: the Small Business Institute 2016 [conference review] 2016 44 The Small Business Institute (SBI) held its 40th anniversary conference in New Orleans in February. According to its constitution, the mission of SBI “is to be the premier provider of professional development for those engaged in experiential student...
UNCG University Libraries' Support of High Impact Practices. 2013 1953 This report addresses the University Libraries’ significant role in participating in the high impact initiatives identified by the AAC&U’s LEAP Report and adopted by UNCG in its Strategic Plan 2009-14. These practices are proven to positively impact ...
USASBE: United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2017 [conference review] 2017 78 The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) bills itself as the “largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship.” USASBE has about 1,0...
What librarians say they want from their professional associations: A survey of business librarians 2020 168 Library organizations exist to provide professional development, networking, and service and presentation opportunities to librarians. Yet membership in many library organizations is declining. A survey of business librarians from all types of librar...