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Connect and Communicate Presents Supporting innovation: Helping our users with patents on Feb 9 at 1 pm

January 26, 2021

C&CS Presents

Supporting innovation: Helping our users with patents with Lori Lysiak and John Meier

Tuesday, February 9 at 1 pm EST

Register Here: https://forms.gle/3bUbgfJdzKs3tCz48

Do patent questions make you panic? Do you know what resources are readily available? Reference support for patents are demystified in this engaging hands-on workshop. Learn how the Penn State University Libraries, an affiliate of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, can help you. Learn what to say (and not say) to help your customers. Come away with a plan for teaching patent information literacy and some core book recommendations for your collection.

Lori Lysiak, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Penn State Altoona, has completed basic and advanced seminar trainings from the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program. She facilitates patent and trademark information literacy to students of entrepreneurship and engineering design courses at Penn State Altoona and has published a journal article on the role of patent research in the start-up life cycle. She provides outreach on the topic of patents at the Altoona LaunchBox Business Bootcamp for adult learners and assists inventors and other community members seeking patent information and support.

John Meier,  Head of STEM for Engagement and Outreach at Penn State University Libraries, has been the The Patent and Trademark Resource Center Librarian for Penn State University since 2007, John provides research consultation and instruction in patent and trademark information literacy. He has published on patent resources for STEM librarians in a book chapter and a journal article. Based at the University Park campus, John has worked with Schlow Centre Region public library and the Happy Valley Launchbox on outreach programs. He works with inventors and entrepreneurs across the state in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

All C&CS Sessions are recorded and made available via the CRD website following the presentation.

This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

Support is also provided by the College and Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association: https://crdpala.org/.

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