Jocelyn Sheppard – owner of Appalachian Botanical Company

Jocelyn Sheppard, owner of Appalachian Botanical Company, discusses how useful her library background is in starting and managing her business. Her company is growing lavender on reclaimed coal mine land in Ashford, Boone County, West Virginia. Learn more about her business and purchase her lavender products at—owner-of-Appalachian-Botanical-Company-esg1g5

Jamillah Gabriel – owner of Call Number

Jamillah Gabriel, owner of Call Number, discusses how her library skills add value to her business and what she wants to do when she finishes her PhD. Call Number is the library inspired quarterly book subscription box that celebrates black literature and authors. Subscribe to Call Number at and follow Call Number on social media @callnumberbox.—owner-of-Call-Number-esfr2u