Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

UMass Amherst PTRC has seen some changes with more to come. Our Government Documents Librarian, Barbara Morgan, retired and soon our Director of Libraries will be doing the same. I am currently on sabbatical working on a Patent & Trademark Outreach Project. I hope to visit local public libraries to get the word out, as well as visit some other PTRC Libraries, business centers, and innovation groups. My project began by creating a database of contacts, going through all Patent & Trademark email inquiries I have received since becoming the PTRC representative in 2009, and categorizing the type of service requested. This will help focus my outreach efforts as well as give input to a new LibGuide and brochure. I look forward to sharing my findings with you all.