Category: Services

University Libraries Announce New Student Advisory Board, Invite Nominations

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As part of the ongoing mission of the University Libraries to support success through access to exceptional research services and resources, we are pleased to announce the creation of a Student Advisory Board. The Board’s primary purpose will be to provide students direct access to library leadership to communicate the evolving needs of Wright State’s diverse student body. Student members of the Board will advise the Libraries on issues related to library spaces, services, and resources. 

Nominations for student representatives will be solicited from offices and organizations across the University to represent a variety of student perspectives and needs. Nominations for student representatives will be solicited from the following organizations and units: 

  • Student Government Association  
  • Graduate Student Assembly  
  • Office of Disability Services 
  • Transfer Student Resource Center 
  • Commuter Student Association 
  • University Center for International Education 
  • Division of Inclusive Excellence 
  • Lake Campus 

There will also be two At-Large representatives, bringing the total number of representatives to 10. The University Libraries will be represented by the University Librarian, Associate University Librarian, Head of the Web Advisory Team, and the Lake Campus LTC Director. 

The Student Advisory Board will meet three times each academic year: once in Fall Semester, at the beginning of Spring Semester, and at the end of Spring Semester. We want to know what’s important to you, what works as it is, and what we can do to improve. 

We are now accepting nominations for student members of the Board through October 15. We anticipate finalizing board membership by November 1 and expect to have the first meeting of the University Libraries Student Advisory Board in mid-November 2021.  

Would you like to join, or do you know someone who might want to join? Click here to go directly to the application and let us know that you’re interested! 

Free Patent Basics Workshop at Wright State University Libraries

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Ermal Fraze’s Patent for Pop-Top Can

How do you protect an idea?  Are you currently working on a new product but don’t know where to start? The Wright State University Libraries’ Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) is offering a basic patent information and research workshop for inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. The workshop will cover the basic concepts of a patent, the process for applying and examination, and what inventor resources are available in the community and from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The workshop focuses on the basic prior art search techniques using the free search databases European Patent Office’s (EPO) Espacenet and the USPTO PatFT and AppFT.  The fundamental concepts of the “prior art” search will be explained and how the search relates to the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system.   The workshop will include an update on the coming changes to the USPTO web site and patent databases.

This free patent basics workshop will be held, Saturday morning , July 24, 10:30am- 12:00pm

Wright State’s library is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center (the PTRC is a USPTO supported outreach program) and provides access to USPTO expertise, PubWEST, Web-based Examiner Search Tool, and PubEAST, Examiner’s Automated Search Tool, EPO and JPO patent abstracts in English.  These are the same patent resources used by the USPTO patent examiners.

Register online  or contact Ran Raider government and history librarian for the University Libraries, at

STAC Studios Reopen with State-of-the-Art Technology and Creation Station

STAC Studios A and B are now available for student, faculty, or staff bookings.  The studios are equipped with new state-of-the-art technology to support a variety of audio and video editing projects such as: digital storytelling, online teaching videos, group interviews, voiceovers, digitizing artwork, graphic art/design projects, green screen recording, and more. The new Creation Station in Studio B is perfect for graphic arts – design, drawing, and digitizing artwork.

Studios A and B are available for four-hour bookings from the Libraries’ spaces webpage.  WSU students, faculty, and staff are able to book the studios.

Studio A 

STAC Studio A

Are you interested in recording a voice-over or creating a green screen video for a project or club event?  Maybe you want to start your own podcast or become the next YouTube or TikTok sensation! Studio A is your resource for audio and video production in the STAC.  

This room contains a 21.5″ Apple iMac with Retina 4K display, Blue Yeti-X Microphone (suspended on a studio arm, with a shock mount and pop screen filter), studio lights, studio monitoring headphones with amplifier, and a Brio Ultra HD Pro 4K webcam. 

Cameras, tripods, and other equipment can be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. 

Software Applications:  

  • Camtasia 
  • MAC software: iMovie, Garageband, Final Cut Pro 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Software: Premiere Pro 
  • Audacity 

Past projects completed in Studio A include: 

  • Green Screen Videotaping 
  • Voiceover work 
  • Narrating a PowerPoint project 
  • Digital storytelling 
  • Group interviews 
  • Online teaching videos 
  • Marketing/Advertising videos 

Studio B  

Studio B

The Wacom Cintiq Pro 32 Creative Pen and Touch Display is a drawing tablet, ideal for graphic design. It has an etched glass screen where you can see and draw directly where you want to. Wacom’s biggest touchscreen display (31.5”) with 4K resolution allows you to see every detail of your creation in pinpoint accuracy. Etched glass screen provides a distinct, tactile experience as you draw, while reducing unwanted glare and reflections. True-to-life color with 99% Adobe RGB and 1.07 billion colors (10 bits color) means the tint you choose is the tint you’ll see in your final output. 

Includes a Wacom Pro Pen 2 with tilt recognition and 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity.  Available for Checkout at the Circulation Desk. 

Software Applications in Studio B 

  • Adobe CC Software – Beginner to Pro software including: 
  • Photoshop 
  • Illustrator 
  • Acrobat Pro 
  • InDesign 
  • Adobe Spark 
  • Premier Pro 
  • Camtasia 
  • Sketchbook 

Updated Creation Station in Studio B is great for: 

  • Graphic Art/Design/Drawing/Photography Classes 
  • Digiting artwork 
  • CEHS students’ EdTPA videos which are required for state teacher licensure 
  • Videos for the Library of Congress Veteran’s Voices Project 
  • Camtasia videos as required for EDT Instructional Design and Digital Learning coursework 
  • Creating videos and portfolios as required for Modern Language classes, ASL classes, TESOL certification, and Dance/Voice audition reels 
  • Creating videos in Athletic Training classes, Population and Public Health 6500 classes. 
  • Short, segmented, pre-recorded content for fully asynchronous online courses 
  • Recording and editing interview technique videos, as required for Counseling 7240 students 
  • Recording podcasts 
  • Creating videos or graphics for clubs, events and teams 

University Libraries 2020 Annual Report

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2020 truly was a year like no other! Read all about the University Libraries’ activities, accomplishments, and challenges in our 2020 Annual Report. The report features stories on:

  • Relocating the Charles and Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center to Dunbar Library
  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Libraries’ services and staff
  • Friends of the Libraries 2020 activities
  • New digital collections in CORE Scholar
  • Special Collections and Archives outreach, fundraising, and collections
  • Libraries’ staff accomplishments and awards