DeStress for Success is Back!

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This year, we are excited to share DeStress for Success activities in person again! Activities and events will be at the Dayton Campus in the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library November 29 – December 9, 2021. Whether you are on campus, remote, distance learning, or studying at Lake Campus, you can visit our DeStress LibGuide. When you feel stressed, take time to visit the guide and try a DeStress activity!

Mark your calendars when our Wright State Campus Collaborators visit the Dunbar Library to support you during finals season!

Study Support with Tutoring Services

When? Monday, November 29, 2021, from 3:30 – 6:30 pm

Where? Dunbar Library: 2nd Floor

Come and Go as needed

#FuzzTherapy with 4Paws for Ability Puppies

When? Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Where? Dunbar Library: 2nd Floor

Meditation with Sarah Peters from Counseling and Wellness

When? Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 2 pm

Where? Dunbar Library: 4th Floor

Come and Go as Needed

Relaxing Yoga with Kenny Taynor from Campus Recreation

When? Friday, December 3, 2021, at 2 pm

Where? Dunbar Library: 4th Floor

Bring Masks; Mats Provided!

More information about the activities taking place in the libraries can be found in our DeStress activity schedule.

Thank you to the Academic Support Center’s Tutoring and Study Coaches, Counseling and Wellness Services, Campus Recreation, the Barnes and Noble Bookstore and the Friends of the Libraries for supporting our students during finals.

Good luck during finals week, Raiders!

Free Trademark Basics Workshop – It’s All in a Name

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The Wright State University Libraries’ Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) is offering a free trademark workshop for beginning entrepreneurs and small businesses. The workshop will be held Saturday, December 11, 10:30am to 12:30pm in room 241/242 Dunbar Library.

Trademarks are important unique identifiers for commerce, and are a critical piece of a business’ intellectual property. This workshop will provide a foundation for those looking to get a trademark or service mark. Avoid the dreaded “cease-and-desist” letters and the upheaval of having to re-brand your business by determining what current marks exist in the marketplace.

Designed for those with little to no knowledge about intellectual property marks, the workshop will review trademark basics, including the differences between federal, state and common law marks. The mechanics of searching registered marks will be demonstrated using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Web site and the USPTO trademark database TESS.   A hand’s on portion will allow participants to practice some of the skills learned during the workshop.  A TEASPlus application filing will be demonstrated.  Evidence of use and specimens will also be explained.

Register here Seating for the workshop is limited to 10 to allow for social distancing and is filling up fast! If you cannot attend this workshop but want more information, contact Ran Raider, government and history librarian for the University Libraries, at ran.raider@wright.edu or by calling (937) 775-3521.

In 2000, the Wright State University Libraries were designated a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The PTRC is a regional public outreach program supported by the USPTO.

University Libraries Honor the 2021 Fall Semester Library Student Assistant Award Recipients

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Zyanya Menchaca-Howell, Jasmin Clark, Tori Ceyler

The University Libraries held our biannual Library Student Assistant Award reception on October 22, 2021. Three students were selected for the Fall semester awards and received a $500 award for their excellent job performance in the University Libraries. Library Student Assistant Awards are funded by contributions to the Campus Scholarship Innovation Campaign from the University Libraries’ staff and other donors, and interest earned from the Friends of the Libraries endowment fund. To date, 422 awards have been distributed to 245 students totaling over $197,150.

University Libraries staff and the Friends of the Libraries Board would like to congratulate this semester’s winners:

Tori Ceyler, a graduate student majoring in Social Work, began working for the Resource and Delivery Services Department in the Fall of 2020. She is honest, efficient, and accurate in her work. She takes her responsibilities seriously. This semester she has taken on additional responsibilities and has regular shifts at both the Information Desk and the Circulation Desk. She has a strong understanding of the libraries’ policies and priorities and does a great job at consistently helping new student workers understand the various details, exceptions, and issues that regularly arise as part of our Circulation work. Tori has helped train new student employees and sets the standard for them.

Jasmin Clark is a junior majoring in Integrated Language Arts who has worked for the Resource and Delivery Services Department and Information Commons Services Team since June 2021.  She is always helpful and courteous with co-workers and patrons. She has a very upbeat, can-do attitude and is willing to try different approaches and techniques to serve our patrons. She’s able to manage and prioritize questions that come in over the phone and in person at the Information Desk and the Circulation Desk. She is very conscientious and thorough in her work. Jasmin has demonstrated an eagerness and determination to learn all of the equipment in the Information Commons area so she can assist patrons in the Charles and Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center as well as offer in depth assistance on the new photocopier/printer/scanners. She also spends time at the Circulation Desk assisting patrons with course reserves, checking materials in and out, and shelving items. 

This is Zyanya Menchaca-Howell’s third Library Student Assistant Award.  Majoring in Creative Writing, Zyanya is a senior who has worked for the Instruction & Research Services Department since Spring 2019. Zyanya has a tremendous work ethic, is a fast learner, adaptable to changing circumstances, and can lead, teach, or respectfully guide others. Working extensively with the Information Commons Services staff, Zyanya helped to develop the Holocaust Remembrance Month physical and book displays. Attention to detail and dependability were crucial to the success of the project. Zyanya has always been a library advocate and has repeatedly helped us discover and understand the library needs of our Wright State University Student Community.

Celebrate National Friends of the Libraries Week, October 17 – 23, 2021

Since 2005, the American Library Association has promoted National Friends of the Libraries Week during the third week of October as a time to recognize the dedication of Friends groups across the nation.

The Wright State University Friends of the Libraries were established in 1978 and is a group of Wright State faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, and community members who are committed to supporting the unique needs of the Wright State University Libraries and its patrons.

A few of the ways they support the mission of the WSU Libraries to provide quality research services, materials and library spaces for students, faculty, staff, and the Miami Valley community are:

  • The Friends support the library staff grants for research projects, new equipment and technology, staff development, and other special projects.
  • In collaboration with the Wright State University Retirees’ Association and the Wright State University Alumni Association they host a book club discussion on select Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. via WebEx.
  • In April they host an annual meeting and luncheon. For April 2021 they hosted a virtual “lunch-in” featuring WSU Alumna and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley.
  • Twice per year they award $500 scholarships to library student assistants in recognition of their outstanding job performance and contributions to the work of the Libraries.
  • Annually in April, the Friends of the Libraries honor the “Top Scholars” selected by the Dean’s Office in each college and the Lake Campus.
  • And more…

If you are not already a member, please consider joining or renewing your membership today. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Friends of the Libraries Week than welcoming you to our membership!