Resources from the Library

What is a Business Librarian?

Our Business Librarian is trained to help small businesses, nonprofits and job seekers find the information they need to make decisions. When you Book a Librarian, you’ll be connected with resources and services that match your needs.

  • Small Business: starting, restructuring and succession for small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Nonprofit: leaders and staff can find connection with grant writing workshops and resources for organizational growth and change
  • Job Seekers: resources are available for job seekers at any point in their search process

Business Info Services

Book a Librarian for individual consultations, or attend a class and learn with your peers

Medford | Eagle Point | Ashland | Rogue River (coming soon)

Beginning July 2021
Available by appointment

Public Notice:
Jackson County Library Services staff notaries are not attorneys licensed to practice law. JCLS staff notaries are not allowed to draft legal records, give advice, on legal matters including immigration, or charge a fee for those activities.
JCLS staff notaries do not charge a fee for notarial acts.

Not Currently Available: Library meeting rooms—large and small—throughout JCLS branches


Programs and Events

Grantwriting: An Intensive Workshop Series | Spring, Fall

Job Seeking: Local Help and Resources | Summer, Winter

Business and nonprofit book discussions | Monthly


Business and Nonprofit Book Collection

e-books | e-audiobooks | print

Planning, Management, Systems

Resilience, Success, Growth

Organizational Management, Leadership, Change


Research Databases

Statista – Coming July 2021

Consumer and market research for starting or growing a business. Statista also offers tools such as business planning, cost and loss statement creation, and scalable industry reports. Compare demographic consumer data with local census information to make purchasing decisions. Find industry-specific articles sourced from across the web without tedious searching. And search e-commerce reports and statistics.

The Foundation Center empowers you to connect with the right foundations to strengthen community services at your organization. Access over 140,000 foundation profiles. View giving subject focuses, and LinkedIn connections to officers and directors to grow your nonprofit network. And find each foundation’s history of giving to individual nonprofits. With this powerful tool at your fingertips, you can begin the path toward successful grant writing.

*In Library Use Only – Medford Branch – Or contact the Business Librarian for remote research assistance.

The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. This database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more

Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and personal interests. Connect to 4,000+ on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors. Access available to Full Service (including Non-Resident) card holders only. eCard holders may upgrade to a Full Service card by visiting any branch.


Business Librarian

Elanna Erhardt Portrait

Elanna Erhardt, MLIS
205 S. Central Ave
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 734-3992