EcoMap curates detailed data about all the organizations, resources, opportunities and activity within a library’s ecosystem and organizes it into an up-to-date and easy-to-navigate platform. Libraries can use this hyperlocal search engine to connect community members with the most relevant entrepreneurial resources or social services they need at any given moment.

Platform Portals

Each of the following “hubs” is available as an add-on to your base platform.

Community Hub

Connect people within your ecosystem and foster discussion among your users.


  • Community directory
  • Discussions forum
  • Gated connections (double-opt-in automated intros)
  • Community news feed (user-generated updates)
  • Custom user types and permission groups

Use Cases:

  • User can make posts in search of a co-founder or niche help requests
  • Library staff can engage with their patrons by sharing library news, posting discussion prompts, or running polls to get feedback
  • Users can make specific discussion forms based on a shared trait or interest
A screenshot of the EcoMap Community Hub


Workforce Hub

Connect the jobs, talent and organizations within your ecosystem.


  • Job board
  • Talent directory
  • "Now Hiring" organizations directory
  • Workforce resources page
  • Job-talent matching system

Uses Cases:

  • Help local companies find the talent they need and make it easy for job seekers to find these opportunities
  • Connect local students to internships and other gig opportunities
  • Highlight workforce development resources
A screenshot of the EcoMap Workforce Hub


1-1 Support Hub

Provide individualized support to members of your ecosystem.


  • Fully customizable intake, check-in and exit surveys
  • Case files with progress tracking and task management
  • Shared content hub
  • Notification and alert system

Use Cases:

  • Develop a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) of patrons who submit intake forms about their support needs
  • Support educational and acceleration programs
  • Enable progress tracking across your ecosystem
A screenshot of the EcoMap 1-on-1 Support Hub

Ready to get started with EcoMap?

Please request a consultation with an EBSCO Sales Representative to learn more.