Intellectual Property Day

Small business owners, inventors, start-ups and entrepreneurs, did you know…?

80% of your business is intellectual property.
Protect it. 

Register now for:

Intellectual Property Day
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Wright State University
Student Union, Endeavour Room

Brought to you by the Wright State University Libraries & The Dayton Metro Library
Featuring speakers from the libraries, the US Patent & Trademark Office,
the Raj Soin College of Business Small Business Development Center
and the Wright State Research Institute

Free registration is required for planning purposes.
Register by September 3, 2016. Visit:

IP Day AgendaText only:
Tentative Agenda
(Check back closer to the day for updates!)
Intellectual Property Day: Inventors, Start-Ups, Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
9:00 a.m.     Registration – coffee/tea/water
9:30 a.m.     Open conference, Introductions, Guest Speaker: Dr. Christal Sheppard
Director of Regional USPTO in Detroit USPTO – Importance of IP to
Small Businesses
9:45 a.m.     Intellectual Property Basics USPTO staff
10:30 a.m.   Break
10:40 a.m.   The Patent Process and Provisional Patents  USPTO staff
11:30 a.m.   Elana Wang, Director and Meghan Sheehan, Licensing Agent, Patent
Attorneys, Research and Sponsored Programs-Technology  Transfer  Office –
Invention Disclosures
12:00 p.m.  Break for Lunch
1:30 p.m.     Trademarks USPTO staff
2:15 p.m.     Donerik Black  – Director, WSU Small Business Development Center   Idea to
Profit: Turning an Idea into a Business
3:00 p.m.          Break    – Coffee/Tea/Water
3:10 p.m.    Ann Riegle-Crichton, Business Services Librarian – Dayton Metro Library
Free Market Research at Your Local Library
3:55 p.m.     John Owens – Wright State Research Institute   Dayton Startup
Week/Hitchhikers Guide to Dayton Tech and Startups
4:25 p.m.    Closing Remarks – Patent and Trademark Resource Center

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Sheila Shellabarger Named University Librarian

Shelia Shellabarger, LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION, Interim University Librarian, 6-15-16Sheila Shellabarger, M.Ed., M.L.S., has been named Wright State University’s University Librarian. Shellabarger has served 23 years in Wright State’s library system, ranging from Department Head of Reference & Instruction for the prior Fordham Health Sciences Library to her new position as University Librarian. She has served as interim University Librarian since 2013.

The University Librarian serves as chief administrative officer and is responsible for providing leadership in strategic planning, for developing and promoting library services and resources, and for initiating and implementing new technologies.

Duties also include budget and personnel management, fundraising, and collaborating with campus and community partners.

Shellabarger’s goals are to strengthen community connections and collaboration with other campus units, create efficiencies in library staffing and work processes, and improve the condition of Dunbar Library. She also plans to explore and create new initiatives to support student success.

Shellabarger obtained her bachelor’s degree in English from Miami University, her master’s of education from Wright State and her master’s of library science from Kent State.

Prior to coming to Wright State, Shellabarger was library director and associate professor at the Kettering College of Medical Arts, Learning Resources.

Provost, Dr. Thomas Sudkamp announced Shellabarger’s appointment in an email to Wright State University faculty, staff and students on June 27th. Shellabarger’s appointment will be effective July 1, 2016.

Help us welcome Sheila to her new role! Comment below.

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Charging, Untethered

Now you can charge your device in the library without having to be tied to an outlet or a charging station. Introducing portable battery packs that can be used to charge modern Android, Windows Phone and iPhone devices!


 Just request a portable charger at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of Dunbar library, and let us know which type of device you have. Bring the battery and cord back within three hours and you’ll be ready to face challenges with full power.

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Textbooks in Course Reserve

Textbooks weighing you down? University Libraries can help.

Working with faculty we have Course Reserve copies of many of the textbooks required for your classes. Course Reserve textbooks can be requested at the Circulation Desk on the first floor and used for 2 hours at Dunbar Library.  The two hour limit ensures that everyone in your course has access to materials.

Below is a list of some of the textbooks available in Course Reserves by subject. Don’t see the book you need? Consult your professor.

This is only a sample of the many items we have on reserve to support your course work. Ask a librarian to learn more.

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