DANJ 2015 Fall Conference

Getting Down to Business in New Jersey:
Government Resources and the Bottom Line

New Jersey is home to thriving businesses, large and small. Join us as we explore government resources that will help your students and patrons get the information they need!

Friday, October 30, 2015
Rider University

Mercer Room, Daly Dining Hall
Registration 8:45 AM/Program 9:30 AM

Conference Slides and Links

Conference Program
Using Government Information to Predict a Startup's Potential, Ronald Cook and Diane Campbell
New Jersey State Publications Digital Library, Deborah Mercer
Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition, Andrew Hait
Climb Every Mountain, Search High and Low, Ka-Neng Au

Keynote Speaker, Jon Gertner, is the author of The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation. He is an editor and writer whose stories on business, science, and technology have appeared in a host of national magazines and have been widely anthologized. Between 2004 and 2011 he worked as a writer for the New York Times Magazine; he is currently editor-at-large for Fast Company magazine, where he writes and edits feature stories about innovation and technology. The Idea Factory was published by Penguin Press in 2013 and was a New York Times Bestseller. He is currently writing a science-oriented book about Greenland and climate change. A graduate of Cornell, Jon grew up in Berkeley Heights, NJ.


Andrew W. Hait is a Survey Statistician/Economist in the Economic Plan-ning and Coordination Division at the U.S. Census Bureau. With 25 years of service at the Bureau, he oversees and coordinates the data products and data user training for the Economic Census and survey programs. He also is the lead geographic specialist in the Economic Programs directorate. Mr. Hait holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Syracuse University and has a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

Dr. Ronald Cook earned a Ph.D. in Business from Syracuse University. As a director of Rider’s Small Business Institute®, he has supervised more than 200 consulting projects, through which his students have assisted small businesses and not-for-profit organizations in New Jersey. Many of these projects have won national awards for their value to both the clients and to the students. Dr. Cook has published more than 30 scholarly articles, which have appeared in the Journal of Small Business Strategy, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, Small Business Institute® Journal, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, as well as the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. He is co-recipient of the 2011 Emerald Research Grant.

Diane Campbell is Associate Professor, Business Librarian, and Co-Coordinator of the Research Instruction Program at Rider University. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University School of Communication, Information and Library Studies and a Master of Business Administration from Rider University. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles and the co-recipient of the 2011 Emerald Research Grant.

Ka-Neng Au is a Business Librarian at the John Cotton Dana Library of Rutgers University Libraries. Au has been a conference speaker in the US and abroad and the author of several journal articles and book chapters on infor-mation technology and business information resources. He was an adjunct instructor at the Rutgers Business School for six years, and conducts market research workshops for the NJ Small Business Development Center several times a year. His work with the NJ SBDC garnered him the Dun & Brad-street Award for Outstanding Service to Minority Business Communities from the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.


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