Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights PTRC 2017-18 Report by John Schlipp

The Highland Heights PTRC at NKU’s Steely Library experienced another eventful yet productive year. There were 551 customer interactions (not counting 2,128 virtual https://inside.nku.edu/ipac.html unique contacts reported by Google Analytics) via 172 research consultations, 14 workshops and community events, and 6 business and informatics class lectures. Phil Yannarella, Government Documents Librarian; Marcia Johnson, Library Specialist; Jill Liebisch, Graduate Library Information Specialist; and Linda Kocis, Cincinnati PTRC Representative, covered customer connections as John Schlipp, PRTC Representative, was out on sabbatical during spring 2017. John is wrapping up a reference/textbook manuscript about Intellectual Property for Information- and Communication-based Professionals.    

Our PTRC is part of our Library’s Intellectual Property Awareness Center (IPAC). The IPAC is now an official “Center” of Northern Kentucky University. The “Center” status places our PTRC further beyond the Library’s department structural umbrella and spotlights our PTRC services to a larger potential customer base.  

For one of our P-12 educator workshops cited below, Cincinnati WLWT television interviewed John Schlipp and Jill Liebisch for a community relations news program. Here is the link to our television interview – our section starts shortly after the 8-minute position on the time scroll bar:
http://www.wlwt.com/article/issues-feb-23-2018/18672996

New or unique PTRC related workshop highlights this past year included:

  • Lecturing about intellectual property awareness to Kentucky Governor’s Scholar STEM students visiting our NKU campus from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.   
  • Presenting legal facts primer entitled “Pursuit of Patents,” about patent claims and processing patent applications for regional inventor’s council meetings, and campus faculty and staff venue.
  • Conducting session with nearby public library about branding, marketing, and business fundamentals entitled “Entrepreneur Business Basics 101: Initiate, Engage, Connect.”
  • Collaborating with our Library’s Teacher Resource Center and Information Literacy Librarians to present workshop promoting free government resource lesson plans from NASA to USPTO entitled “Exploring Energy, Environment, and Space: Resources for the P-12 Educator.”
  • Instructing attorneys at local Cincinnati law firm on searching the TESS trademark database.

Jill Liebisch and John Schlipp visited Cincinnati’s WLWT television station to speak about “Exploring Energy, Environment, and Space: Resources for the P-12 Educator,” a teaching workshop utilizing government resources from NASA to USPTO.

(Photo by Marcia Johnson)

 

 

Jill Liebisch and John Schlipp are interviewed by Courtis Fuller at Cincinnati’s WLWT television station to speak about “Exploring Energy, Environment, and Space: Resources for the P-12 Educator,” a teaching workshop utilizing government resources from NASA to USPTO.

Screen shot source: http://www.wlwt.com/article/issues-feb-23-2018/18672996