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Presentation for the 8th Annual International Online Conference (IOC) for Teaching and Learning on March 18-19, 2009. Presentation on how the Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University ...

Presentation for the 8th Annual International Online Conference (IOC) for Teaching and Learning on March 18-19, 2009. Presentation on how the Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University has positioned itself as a partner in advanced energy research and education. Conference at: http://www.internationalonlineconference.org/

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    • Energy Collaborative PlatformPartnership in Energy Research & EducationMarch 18-19, 2010 http://www.internationalonlineconference.org
    • Brian C. Gray
      Head of Reference
      Engineering, Math & Statistics Librarian
      Kelvin Smith Library
      Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio)
      Email: bcg8@case.edu
      Blog: http://blog.case.edu/bcg8/
      Presentations: http://slideshare.net/bcg8
    • Kelvin Smith Library
      Supports or includes:
      Case School of Engineering
      College of Arts and Sciences
      Weatherhead School of Management
      General Studies
      University Archives
      Kulas Music Library
      Astronomy Library
    • CWRU Libraries & Affiliations
      CWRU:
      Cleveland Health Sciences Library
      Judge Ben C. Green Law Library
      Harris Library of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
      OhioLINK:
      Consortium of 88 Ohio college & university libraries & State Library of Ohio
      University Circle institutions, including museums, hospitals, schools
    • Perfect Ignition Source
      College-Based Librarian
      CWRU strategic plan
      Great Lakes Energy Institute
      Ohio’s energy push
      • Journey starts late 2008
    • The Energy Collaborative Platform is a Kelvin Smith Library initiative committed to partnership in the exploration of sustainability and alternative energy through providing world class collections, maintaining a Virtual Knowledge Center for Energy, cultivating researchers and students with educational opportunities, and capturing and disseminating the research of Case Western Reserve University and its partners.
    • “Librarian in the Laboratory”
      B.S. Chemical Engineering
      College-based librarian
      Office hours in Case School of Engineering
      Participate in engineering meetings, committees, seminars, etc.
      Participate and/or collaborate in projects even if not fulfilling the traditional role of the library.
    • Great Lakes Energy Institute
      http://energy.case.edu/
      Mission
      To enable the transition to advanced sustainable energy generation, storage, distribution and utilization, through coordinated research, development and education.
      Interdisciplinary
      engineering, science, business, law, & history
    • New in 2009
      Subscription to a news alerting service focused on energy & environment.
    • 240+ New Books
    • http://researchguides.case.edu/energy
    • More Research Guideshttp://researchguides.case.edu
      Guides done for classes on:
      Energy & Society
      Alternative Technologies versus Oil Dependency
      CWRU's Carbon Footprint - Sustainability on Campus
      Accessing Climate Change & Wind Energy
      Political Hype vs Science Fact: Evidence, Risk, Preferences, Values, and "Spin"
    • Outreach to Campus & Beyond
    • Hosted IEEE 125th Anniversary Celebration
      IEEE library presentation & pizza for students
      “Innovations in Energy Storage” – open to the general public in partnership with GLEI & Cleveland Section IEEE
      Presentation to Cleveland Special Library Association on energy resources in partnership with IEEE
    • Ohio & Advanced Energy Push
    • Proposed wind turbines on Lake Erie which could be the first freshwater wind farm in the world.
    • Leveraging Power of All Participants
    • Attending Energy Events Looking for Partners & Information Consumers
      Northeast Ohio nonprofit Technology-Based Economic Development organization with advanced energy focus
      Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force
      Green Energy Ohio
      Great Lakes Science Center
      Cleveland Foundation
    • Other Projects
      Partnered on a grant for a GLEI internship
      Partner in writing a NSF grant
      Teaching faculty to use collaboration tools such as Google Apps, Google Sites, Adobe Connect, and other tools
      Consult on the GLEI website, including using web 2.0 tools and library resources
      Leveraging OhioLINK and other consortium
      Hosting speakers and helping with campus and K-12 outreach
    • Coming Soon
      Boiler plate materials for grant proposals
      Class about using DOE materials
      Exploring: Data curation
      Considering: Research services & document delivery for the growing Ohio energy community
      Next library practicum student will have an energy focus
      Developing a business plan
    • New Holistic Approach
      PACKAGING
      Multiple services & tools
      Partnership/collaboration
      Proactive
      “Librarian in the Laboratory”
    • New Approach
      No longer looked as just a “place for answers” but as a home to help develop answers
      Processes transferable to other disciplines
      Audience & partners outside university
    • Brian C. Gray
      Head of Reference
      Librarian - Engineering, Math, & Statistics
      Case Western Reserve University
      Kelvin Smith Library
      Email: bcg8@case.edu
      Blog: http://blog.case.edu/bcg8/
      Presentations: http://slideshare.net/bcg8