Game Night Sept 2!

The Wright State University Libraries welcome all students to:

Library Game Night
September 2, 2016
Dunbar Library
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

The library will be closed for all other business, so relax, play, and enjoy pizza, soda and snacks as you wrap up the first week of classes. Wright1 card required for entry!

Library Game Night will feature:

  • Pizza, soda and snacks
  • Photo booth with props
  • Board games in the Group Study Room (courtesy of our Brain Games collection!)
  • Console games on large screens and plasma TVs in the library atrium 2nd floor, including: Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Mariokart, Just Dance and Street Fighter
  • Team Fortress 2 on the public computers on the 2nd floor
  • Harry Potter Augmented Reality Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt!
    • One of your beloved HP characters have been murdered and we need your help to figure out who dun-it. Install the free app Aurasma on your Android or iPhone and set up a free account to get started. Prizes donated by Primanti Brothers.
    • The HP Murder Mystery will be available throughout the week leading up to Game Night.
  • The Student Technology Assistance Center will debut their new T.E.C.H. (Tinker. Engineer. Create. Hack.) Truck in the atrium, featuring 3D-printed games and demonstrations throughout the night.
  • Pokemon Stop-n-Go – visit our designated table on the 2nd floor near the T.E.C.H. Truck with your fellow Pokemon Go players and share tips. Our volunteers will be dropping lures at Game Night! The library is a Pokestop.

Library Game Night is sponsored by:

The Boonshoft School of Medicine
The Division of Business and Finance
University Honors
First-Year Programs
Residence Life and Housing
Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs
Student Support Services

Hope to see you there!


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Unwin(e)d Book Club 2016-2017

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries are proud to announce the 2016-17 Unwin(e)d Book Club titles and dates!

Join us at Winans in Beavercreek at 5:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays for this lively book discussion group. Unwin(e)d is not your mother’s book club. No topic is off-limits. Grab a glass of wine and some chocolate and we’ll bring the cheese and crackers!

September 8, 2016 – Weathering by Lucy Wood

November 10, 2016 – Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

January 19, 2017 – Blackass by Igoni Barrett

March 9, 2017 – The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

This year’s diverse group of mostly-debut authors hail from the U.S., U.K., and Nigeria, and tackle a range of issues: family, race, violence, mystery, opportunity, greed, ghosts. Titles were selected based on their ability to challenge readers and drive discussion. If there is a theme that ties these novels together, it’s change – waiting for it, fighting against it, or making it happen (by force if necessary). Can we ever really change? You be the judge.

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A limited number of print copies will be on reserve soon at Dunbar Library, or for purchase at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore (Wright1 card and Friends of the Libraries enjoy 20% discount!). Some titles may be available through SearchOhio. Door prizes were donated by Barnes & Noble and the Friends of the Libraries. Book club is free and open to the public. No registration required.

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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:

Text only:
(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.    Dr. Sheppard Intellectual Property Basics
10:30 a.m.   Break
10:40 a.m.  Dr. Sheppard The Patent Process and Provisional Patents
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
1:00 p.m.     Trademarks Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Outreach
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    – Punch & Cookies
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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