Houston, Texas

The PTDL at Rice University is located in Fondren Library’s Kelley Center for Government Information and Microforms. Three of our eight staff members (Siu, Linda and Esther) teach patent searching classes to area inventors and offer individual training to inventors and researchers. Six staff members (Ann, Ericka, Esther, Linda, Sarah and Siu) provide assistance at the Kelley Center Service Desk and two staff members (Kim and Jean) run and staff the GIS/Data Center. In addition to our PTDL services, we are both a federal and state depository library. We also house the library’s maps and microforms.

Our big news this year happened when Siu Min Yu became the 24th Fellowship Librarian at the Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program office. We are excited that Siu received this honor and opportunity but we can’t wait until she comes home!