Category: Services

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

Screenshot of USPTO Notice of opposition for KDB Pty Ltd

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 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 https://calendar.libraries.wright.edu/event/7980353?hs=a  or contact Ran Raider government and history librarian for the University Libraries, at ran.raider@wright.edu.