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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