Attention Inventors – Get Your Patent and Trademark Info Here!

Have a business idea or invention you’d like to see on the market? Getting a patent is the first step for many inventors, but the process is more complicated than you might think.  Wright State University Libraries are your local Patent & Trademark Resource Center, and Ran Raider, Government and Legal Information Coordinator, is your go-to guy for patent research and information.

Ran has given presentations for the Dayton Entrepreneur Center, SCORE Executive Board and the Dayton Daily Metro Libraries Lunch and Learn series, among others.  Thanks to Ran’s efforts and University Libraries resources, last year over 800 patrons received assistance with patent, trademark, copyright, or intellectual property research.


Ran recently visited Wright State University Lake Campus to talk about patent and trademark resources, where he was interviewed by a Lima News reporter. Ran wants people to know how complicated, expensive and time-consuming it can be to get a patent… but, he’s here to help!   Read the full interview here:

For more information about Patent and Trademark Resources, or to contact Ran, please visit:

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CELIA Night at the Movies Featuring Gallipoli (1981)

Coming soon to a library near you…

CELIA Night at the Movies
Featuring Peter Weir’s 1981 film,
Starring Mel Gibson

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Room 315 Dunbar Library
6:30 p.m. 

Pre-show commentary by
Dr. Christopher R. Oldstone-Moore, PhD,
Department of History

Enjoy complimentary soda and popcorn!

Synopsis: Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I. More…

This event is free and open to the public, a part of CELIA’s The Long, Long Way: Echos of the Great War program. For more information please visit:


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Mobile Devices Workshop March 14th!

Want to get the most out of your smartphone or tablet? Not sure if you’d like an e-reader? Try them out, or bring your own and ask questions at the Friends of the Libraries workshop:

Mobile Mania
March 14, 2015
10:30 a.m.
Dunbar Library Room 315

Register now and learn our favorite tips, tricks and free apps for Apple, Android and more:

Your $15 registration fee provides for refreshments and workshop materials. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Libraries. Are you a current Friends of the Libraries member? You may be eligible for one or more free workshop registrations. Call (937) 775-2380 to schedule your free workshop. Consider joining the Friends of the Libraries.


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Assessing What Counts

At Dunbar Library we’re counting [on] you! We want to make sure the library fits your needs. We’re in the early stages of a long-term building use study that includes identifying how people currently use the building and how users would like to see the library space change as we move forward. You may have noticed some curious librarians in bright yellow shirts with iPads in the library this semester. They’re part of our Assessment Team, working hard to improve your library study spaces. Counts help us see which places students like best, and photos show us how library spaces are being used. The Assessment Team will be taking the library’s measurements at intervals throughout the semester. If you see them around, feel free to ask them questions or let them know what you think!

MandyandPhilAssessmentDayIn addition to counting you, we’re also counting on you to share your thoughts. Throughout the semester, there will be questions on tabletop surveys and whiteboard polls. As we continue this process, we anticipate meeting with students and faculty in small groups to talk about the library space, resources, and overall user experience. If you’re interested in talking with us or giving us feedback about the library, we’d love to hear from you. We’re just starting this long-term study so no changes will be made immediately, but look for more opportunities to voice your thoughts as we continue this process.

Want to tell us what you think? Stop by and fill out a print survey, leave us a message on one of our whiteboard polls, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @DunbarLibrary for updates.

Questions about assessment? Email or call 937.775.2380.

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