Energy Collaborative Platform - Partnership in Energy Research & Education


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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 has positioned itself as a partner in advanced energy research and education. Conference at:

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Energy Collaborative Platform - Partnership in Energy Research & Education

  1. 1. Energy Collaborative PlatformPartnership in Energy Research & EducationMarch 18-19, 2010 <br />
  2. 2. Brian C. Gray<br />Head of Reference<br />Engineering, Math & Statistics Librarian<br />Kelvin Smith Library<br />Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio)<br />Email:<br />Blog:<br />Presentations:<br />
  3. 3. Kelvin Smith Library<br />Supports or includes:<br />Case School of Engineering<br />College of Arts and Sciences<br />Weatherhead School of Management<br />General Studies<br />University Archives<br />Kulas Music Library<br />Astronomy Library <br />
  4. 4. CWRU Libraries & Affiliations<br />CWRU:<br />Cleveland Health Sciences Library<br />Judge Ben C. Green Law Library<br />Harris Library of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences<br />OhioLINK:<br />Consortium of 88 Ohio college & university libraries & State Library of Ohio<br />University Circle institutions, including museums, hospitals, schools<br />
  5. 5. Perfect Ignition Source<br />College-Based Librarian<br />CWRU strategic plan<br />Great Lakes Energy Institute<br />Ohio’s energy push<br /><ul><li>Journey starts late 2008</li></li></ul><li>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.<br />
  6. 6. “Librarian in the Laboratory”<br />B.S. Chemical Engineering<br />College-based librarian<br />Office hours in Case School of Engineering<br />Participate in engineering meetings, committees, seminars, etc.<br />Participate and/or collaborate in projects even if not fulfilling the traditional role of the library.<br />
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  11. 11. Great Lakes Energy Institute<br /><br />Mission<br />To enable the transition to advanced sustainable energy generation, storage, distribution and utilization, through coordinated research, development and education.<br />Interdisciplinary<br />engineering, science, business, law, & history<br />
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  13. 13. New in 2009<br />Subscription to a news alerting service focused on energy & environment.<br />
  14. 14. 240+ New Books<br />
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  16. 16. More Research Guides<br />Guides done for classes on:<br />Energy & Society<br />Alternative Technologies versus Oil Dependency<br />CWRU's Carbon Footprint - Sustainability on Campus<br />Accessing Climate Change & Wind Energy<br />Political Hype vs Science Fact: Evidence, Risk, Preferences, Values, and "Spin"<br />
  17. 17. Outreach to Campus & Beyond<br />
  18. 18. Hosted IEEE 125th Anniversary Celebration<br />IEEE library presentation & pizza for students<br />“Innovations in Energy Storage” – open to the general public in partnership with GLEI & Cleveland Section IEEE<br />Presentation to Cleveland Special Library Association on energy resources in partnership with IEEE<br />
  19. 19. Ohio & Advanced Energy Push<br />
  20. 20. Proposed wind turbines on Lake Erie which could be the first freshwater wind farm in the world.<br />
  21. 21. Leveraging Power of All Participants<br />
  22. 22. Attending Energy Events Looking for Partners & Information Consumers<br /> Northeast Ohio nonprofit Technology-Based Economic Development organization with advanced energy focus<br />Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force<br />Green Energy Ohio<br />Great Lakes Science Center<br />Cleveland Foundation<br />
  23. 23. Other Projects<br />Partnered on a grant for a GLEI internship<br />Partner in writing a NSF grant<br />Teaching faculty to use collaboration tools such as Google Apps, Google Sites, Adobe Connect, and other tools<br />Consult on the GLEI website, including using web 2.0 tools and library resources<br />Leveraging OhioLINK and other consortium<br />Hosting speakers and helping with campus and K-12 outreach<br />
  24. 24. Coming Soon<br />Boiler plate materials for grant proposals<br />Class about using DOE materials<br />Exploring: Data curation<br />Considering: Research services & document delivery for the growing Ohio energy community<br />Next library practicum student will have an energy focus<br />Developing a business plan<br />
  25. 25. New Holistic Approach<br />PACKAGING<br />Multiple services & tools<br />Partnership/collaboration<br />Proactive<br />“Librarian in the Laboratory”<br />
  26. 26. New Approach<br />No longer looked as just a “place for answers” but as a home to help develop answers<br />Processes transferable to other disciplines<br />Audience & partners outside university<br />
  27. 27. Brian C. Gray<br />Head of Reference<br />Librarian - Engineering, Math, & Statistics<br />Case Western Reserve University<br />Kelvin Smith Library<br />Email:<br />Blog:<br />Presentations:<br />