Published on July 10, 2009
Making the Library a Partner in Research by Leveraging the Strategic Plan
Brian C. Gray
Case Western Reserve University
Kelvin Smith Library
4 Year Journey & Still Going College-Based Librarian PR/Marketing Relationships Strategic Plan Energy Initiative Beyond the Campus
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.
New in 2009: News alerting service focused on energy & environment
Over 100 New Books
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
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
What is different fromprevious actions? PACKAGING Multiple services & tools Partnership/collaboration Proactive “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
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.
Brian C. Gray Head of Reference Librarian - Engineering, Math, & Statistics Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library Email: email@example.com Blog: http://blog.case.edu/bcg8/ Presentation: http://slideshare.net/bcg8
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