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Making the Library a Partner in Research by Leveraging the Strategic Plan: ALA Unconference


July 10, 2009

July 10, 2009

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  • 1. Making the Library a Partner in Research by Leveraging the Strategic Plan
    Brian C. Gray
    Case Western Reserve University
    Kelvin Smith Library
    Presentation: http://slideshare.net/bcg8
  • 2. 4 Year Journey & Still Going
    College-Based Librarian
    Strategic Plan
    Energy Initiative
    Beyond the Campus
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  • 23. 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.
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  • 25. New in 2009: News alerting service focused on energy & environment
  • 26. Over 100 New Books
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  • 30. Other Projects
    Partnered on a grant for an 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 K-12 outreach
  • 31. Coming Soon
    Various energy current awareness tools
    Boiler plate materials for grant proposals
    Research Guides
    Class about using DOE materials
    IEEE 125th birthday celebration
    Exploring: Data curation
    Considering: Research services & document delivery for the growing Ohio energy community
    Next library practicum student will have an energy focus
    Developing: Business Plan
  • 32. What is different fromprevious actions?
    Multiple services & tools
    “Librarian in the Laboratory”
    No longer looked as just a “place for answers” but as a home to help develop answers
    Processes transferable to other disciplines
  • 33. Other Projects that Developed Because of Our Approach
    Case Western Reserve is one of five campuses nationwide that will pilot Amazon.com's Kindle DX, an update of the company's wireless reader device.
  • 34. 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/
    Presentation: http://slideshare.net/bcg8