Who's Involved

From the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Team

Adena Brons, Community Engagement Librarian (Business Services) / SBA Program Manager

Adena joins the Community Engagement team for 2017, taking on the Small Business Accelerator Program. She is responsible for development and implementation of the SBA website, as well as outreach to groups at UBC and farther afield. Having managed a small business for many years before becoming a librarian, she is excited to work with entrepreneurs and small business owners to provide excellent business information resources and research help.

Aleha McCauley, Community Engagement Librarian (Business Services) / SBA Program Manager - on leave

Aleha is responsible for the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of the Small Business Accelerator Program. Aleha enjoys working closely with small business owners, entrepreneurs and all the wonderful organizations that support these businesses across our province. She is passionate about finding ways to extend local and UBC business resources, knowledge, and expertise to help support small business development in more remote and rural communities across British Columbia.

Kristen Wong, Program Services Assistant
Since joining the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in 2012 at the Program Services Assistant, Kristen has become involved in supporting Aleha McCauley, Community Engagement Librarian, and Graduate Students in curating content for the Small Business Accelerator. She oversees the social media page and is a peer reviewer for content on the website.

How We Work

The Small Business Accelerator originated because of a close working relationship between David Lam Research Management Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia. The program began as a way to leverage the research skills of business librarians who support the students and faculty from the Sauder School of Business. The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre continues to solicit the support of other expert information service providers in our content development.

Our Founding Partners

  • Simon Fraser University Library, Business Liaison Librarian
  • Vancouver Public Library, Science & Business Division