3.1 | The library selects and organizes online resources for small business development
Libraries that meet this criteria have developed a collection of small business development web resources that have been evaluated and kept current by librarians based on the needs and interests of community members. Resources can include subscription business directories, information on local business licensing requirements, and links to organizations that provide assistance to entrepreneurs. Resources should be thoughtfully curated and webpages offering these links should offer descriptive text to help patrons choose resources appropriate for their needs. Links to small business development resources that are spread out throughout the site, are not maintained or described, or are simply links to other websites that have collected links do not demostrate sufficient collection development practice to meet this criteria.
FOR THE ASSESSMENT
Answer Yes if you provide a webpage that contains an organized collection of online small business development resources that are current and relevant to the community.
Answer No, but plan to in the next year if you do not have a webpage with small business development resources, if your links to small business development resources are not carefully selected to meet the needs of your community, or your online small business development resources are not intentionally organized, but you plan to improve these resources to meet the indicator criteria in the next year.
Answer No, would like to but cannot at this time if you would like to offer carefully selected and organized small business development resources through your website but cannot at this time.
Answer No, we have no plans to do so at this time if you have decided not to assemble a collection of online small business development resources, or have decided not to organize and maintain current links to sufficiently enough to meet the indicator criteria.