State Research Library Events

Welcome to the State Library of Arizona’s events page. Come join us, learn, and network.


Upcoming Events

February 15, 2017 – Westlaw Basics

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Join us to learn the basics of using Westlaw!

Are you new to legal research? Want to learn to use one of the most common legal research databases?

  • Research and retrieve case law and statutes
  • Find annotations for statutes
  • Find out if a case or law has been changed or overruled

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 12 Noon – 1p.m.

https://www.azlibrary.gov/events/2182

 


Past Events

January 24, 2017 – Intro to Trademarks

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Starting or expanding your business? Protect your brand by learning the basics of trademarks from attorney Frank G. Long.

  • Choosing a strong mark
  • Benefits of registration
  • Avoiding common mistakes

January 24, 2017, Noon – 1 p.m.

October 4, 2016 – ReferenceUSA Demonstration

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The State Library of Arizona has ReferenceUSA, the premier online research and reference tool for area business professionals, government agencies, sales reps, marketing professionals, government t agencies, entrepreneurs, job seekers…….

Get fast and easy access to details on more than 43 million U.S. businesses and more than 260 million U.S. residents.  Information includes; company name, address, phone, executive contact names, employee size, sales volume, SIC and NAICS codes, credit ratings, etc…..

Use ReferenceUSA to:

  • Conduct market research
  • Build a business plan
  • Locate Sales leads and download lists
  • Locate companies for employment opportunities
  • And much more…..

About presenter Andra Roussel:

Andra began her career at infoGroup 20 years ago when the company was still known as “ABI” or American Business Information.  Returning in 2016 after managing a weight loss clinic for several years was assigned to assist in overseeing nine states throughout the west and mid-west part of the country offering training and support to over 60 libraries.  She brings her teaching and training skills out with gusto when working with the public library community.

September 22, 2016 – Zoom Thinking

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Zoom Thinking: Tools and Tactics to Empower Your Mind

Learn how to improve your creativity, problem solving, planning and decision making with the techniques of Zoom Thinking, as developed by Jon Ward.
The techniques taught can be used by entrepreneurs, policymakers, and researchers.

Join us to learn the core Zoom skills:

Finding Neutral: Being relaxed and non-reactive in the presence of a data mass

Noticing:  Becoming aware of “the feeling of the thought”

Condensation: Summarizing ideas with the least words possible

Situational Awareness: Recognizing and observing contexts

Creative Ignorance: Refusing to know what you know

Jon Ward is a a branding and marketing consultant, focused on entrepreneurial companies that serve a social purpose. He has over thirty years experience in branding and marketing, and is currently an adjunct consultant to the Sheffield Group. His past clients have included Pinnacle West, Del Webb, and Robert Kiyosaki of “Rich Dad” fame.

September 14, 2016 – Using Census Data/Tools for Business Planning and Market Analysis: Introducing Census Business Builder

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This hands-on training will provide an introduction to Census Bureau Economic Programs and related Business Concepts, the American Community Survey demographics and the latest Business tool: Census Business Builder.   A new Web application,Census Business Builder: Regional Analyst Edition now available in beta, allows users to build a region from one or more counties and create a report for the entire region and the individual business sectors within the region.  This second edition of Census Business Builder follows the successful launch of Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition, which provides statistics for a single type of business and area on the same demographic and economic characteristics as the new edition.

Who should attend? Small business owners, consultants, Small Business Development Training Centers, financial institutions, micro lending organizations, and any organization that targets small businesses and economic development.

Seating is limited.  Registration is required. Training will be hands on, please bring your laptop.  Wi-Fi access available.  Free parking on site.

About presenter Pauline Nuñez:

Pauline Núñez develops and conducts training programs on U.S. Census Data for state/local government, tribal nations, Congressional Districts, nonprofit, health care, and economic development organizations throughout South Central Texas, the Texas-Mexico borderlands and Arizona. She has over 25 years’ experience in community development micro lending, grant writing, marketing and business development for small businesses and non-profit management.

August 16, 2016 – Building Your Brand

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Presented by Tom Fulcher

Learn what you need to know about creating a powerful brand for your small business, why you need one, and what the outcomes can be. Large businesses in the USA have been built on developing quality brands, with reputation and build confidence for customers. You can do the same for your small business, without the huge budgets required by large corporations.

Mr. Fulcher is the founder of The Idea Gardener® llc, a business development and marketing consulting organization and has over 25 years of management experience with start-ups, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

August 23, 2016 – Beliebers, Cheerleaders, & Star Trek: An Intro to Recent Copyright Suits & Cases

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2015 brought many exciting cases ranging from monkey selfies, a record music infringement settlement, and the “Happy Birthday” song being put into the public domain. So far in 2016 copyright infringement cases have been filed against Justin Bieber, Google, Paramount Studios and cheerleader uniforms, it is going to be another entertaining and groundbreaking year for copyright.

Ruth Hay is an experienced business and transaction attorney having served over fifteen years as a senior corporate attorney to domestic and international clients (Fortune 100, 500 and small businesses) in the information technology, federal government and other industries.

Ruth is licensed in Arizona and New York.

The intended audience for this program is attorneys. One CLE credit hour available.

July 26, 2016 – Westlaw Basics

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Are you new to legal research? Want to learn to use one of the most common legal research databases?

Join us to learn how to use Westlaw. Presented by Kay Engler, Esq. Westlaw Government Account Manager.

  • Research and retrieve case law and statutes
  • Find annotations for statutes
  • Find out if a case or law has been changed or overruled

Date: Tuesday July 26, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons

June 21, 2016 – ReferenceUSA Workshop

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Learn to use ReferenceUSA!

Get fast and easy access to details on more than 42 million U.S. businesses and more than 260 million U.S. residents. Information includes; company name, address, phone, executive contact names, employee size, SIC and NAICS codes, credit ratings, etc…..

Use ReferenceUSA to:

  • Conduct market research
  • Build a business plan
  • Locate Sales leads and download lists
  • Locate companies for employment opportunities
    And much more…..

Presented by Kam Draper.

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About Kam Draper:

Kam Draper is a Sales Director with ReferenceUSA government division. He has been with the company and division for 12 years.

June 23, 2016 – ReferenceUSA Workshop

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Learn to use ReferenceUSA!

Get fast and easy access to details on more than 42 million U.S. businesses and more than 260 million U.S. residents. Information includes; company name, address, phone, executive contact names, employee size, SIC and NAICS codes, credit ratings, etc…..

Use ReferenceUSA to:

  • Conduct market research
  • Build a business plan
  • Locate Sales leads and download lists
  • Locate companies for employment opportunities
    And much more…..

Presented by Kam Draper.

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About Kam Draper:

Kam Draper is a Sales Director with ReferenceUSA government division. He has been with the company and division for 12 years.

May 2, 2016 – Miranda: More than Words

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In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Ernesto Miranda on kidnapping and rape charges because he was not informed of his rights during his arrest, making his written and signed confession null and void. Learn about this iconic case, Miranda v. Arizona, during Law Day 2016 – “Miranda: More than Words,” May 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Arizona Capitol Museum, Historic Supreme Courtroom, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. Admission is free.

Items from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records and the Phoenix Police Museum will be on display in the courtroom where arguments were heard before the Arizona Supreme Court. The exhibit contains displays from the investigation and local trials, including a copy of Miranda’s signed confession.

The verdict in the Miranda v. Arizona case had a profound effect on law enforcement in the arrest and questioning of defendants; ultimately creating the Miranda Warning recited to suspects by law enforcement officials:
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak to me?

A day-long speaker series in the State Library of Arizona Marguerite B. Cooley Reading Room, one floor above the Historic Supreme Courtroom will include:

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Miranda Case
Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Maurice Portley

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

How the Fifth Amendment Protects All of Us
Robert McWhirter, JD

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Miranda Case
Ret. Capt. Carroll Cooley, Phoenix Police Department arresting officer in the Miranda case

Date: Monday, May 2, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Febuary 23, 2016 – ReferenceUSA Workshops

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Learn to use ReferenceUSA!

Get fast and easy access to details on more than 42 million U.S. businesses and more than 260 million U.S. residents. Information includes; company name, address, phone, executive contact names, employee size, SIC and NAICS codes, credit ratings, etc…..

Use ReferenceUSA to:

  • Conduct market research
  • Build a business plan
  • Locate Sales leads and download lists
  • Locate companies for employment opportunities
    And much more…..

Presented by Kam Draper.

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Time: 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About Kam Draperr:

Kam Draper is a Sales Director with ReferenceUSA government division. He has been with the company and division for 12 years.

January 13, 2016 – Doing Business with Tribes: What You Need to Know

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Presented by Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier.

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Time: 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier:

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier is nationally recognized in the areas of Indian Law, Gaming Law and Business Litigation. She represents tribes, tribal entities and businesses who engage in business transactions  with tribes and tribal entities.

October 21, 2015 – Applying for a Federal Trademark? See a Live Demo of the Trademark Electronic Application System

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Presented by Craig Morris of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About the presenter Craig Morris:
Craig Morris works within the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, Virginia. Currently, he is the Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach, spearheading the effort for increased USPTO educational activities in the area of trademark fundamentals. For fourteen years prior, he was the Managing Attorney for the Trademark Electronic Application System, focusing on making the Trademark Operation a total e-government environment. Mr. Morris has been with the USPTO since 1983, previously serving as a Law Office Examining Attorney, Senior Attorney, and Managing Attorney.

September 17, 2015 – Constitution Day at the Capitol

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Celebrate Constitution Day by learning about the relationship between the United States Constitution and the Arizona State Constitution!

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – See the original, signed, 1910 Arizona Constitution on display at the Arizona Capitol Museum

12:30 p.m. – Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Bales discusses the Arizona State Constitution

1:00 p.m. – Nationally recognized speaker Robert McWhirter on the Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution: The Ninth Amendment: Still a Mystery After all These Years

July 29, 2015 – A Primer on the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services

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Presented by Martha Alderman of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Time: Noon – 1:00pm

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About the Event:
Join Martha Alderman from the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services to learn about the services this state agency provides. This event is geared towards librarians and other service providers that regularly work with Arizona veterans, but we welcome anyone interested in veterans’ services to attend.

June 25, 2015 – Trademark Basics

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Presented by Craig Morris of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • How trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names and business name registrations differ
  • Importance of selecting a mark that is federally registerable and legally protectable
  • Importance of doing a complete search
  • Whether an attorney should be used
  • Trademark infringement
  • The federal registration process
  • How to avoid scams by firms charging for services not required by the USPTO

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015

Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Location: Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building, Main Floor 

                   1901 W. Madison St. Phoenix, AZ 85009

About speaker Craig Morris:

Craig Morris works within the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, Virginia. Currently, he is the Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach, spearheading the effort for increased USPTO educational activities in the area of trademark fundamentals. For fourteen years prior, he was the Managing Attorney for the Trademark Electronic Application System, focusing on making the Trademark Operation a total e-government environment. Mr. Morris has been with the USPTO since 1983, previously serving as a Law Office Examining Attorney, Senior Attorney, and Managing Attorney.

June 15, 2015 – Rights, Runnymede, and Robin Hood: Magna Carta to the Bill of Rights

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Date: Monday, June 15, 2015

Time: Noon – 1:00pm

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About speaker Robert McWhirter:

Robert J. McWhirter is a nationally and internationally known speaker and author on trial advocacy, immigration law, and the history of the bill of rights. He is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law with the State Bar of Arizona and first chair qualified to defend capital cases by the Arizona Supreme Court. He is the author of Bills, Quills and Stills: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights.

May 13, 2015 – “Magna Carta: What’s So Great about the ‘Great Charter’?”

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PHOENIX STUDENTS WIN NATIONAL VIDEO COMPETITION

Come congratulate the 2014-2015 American Bar Association Magna Carta Video Competition Winner Babushka Productions of Phoenix, Ariz. for its video:

“Magna Carta: What’s So Great about the ‘Great Charter’?”

  • See the video!
  • Learn about the Magna Carta
  • Filmmakers’ discussion of moviemaking and background

Presentation of certificates by Arizona Supreme Court Vice Chief Justice John Pelander and State Librarian Joan Clark

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Location: Arizona Capitol Museum, Historic Senate Chamber

                  1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

April 29, 2015 – Transportation Information

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Learn about the free sources of transportation information

  • Learn about the free sources of transportation information
    • Arizona Department of Transportation
    • United States Department of Transportation
    • Transportation Research Board
  • Topics covered will include:
    • Who publishes transportation information and where to find it
    • Policy, Planning, Safety, and Environment

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About speaker Dale Steele:

Dale Steele has been a librarian at the Arizona Department of Transportation since 2000. He has a B.S. in Geography from Brigham Young University and an M.L.S. from the University of Oregon

April 13, 2015 – National Library Week Exhibit Grand Opening!National_Library_Week_2015_Flyer

Join us for the Grand Opening of the Arizona State Library’s National Library Week Exhibit Monday, April 13th at 9:00am.

Grand Opening Day Programs will include a demonstration of 3D printing, e-books, and the Arizona Memory Project.

Meet representatives from the Library Development, Arizona Talking Book Library, and the State Library of Arizona.

  • 9:15am-10:30 Innovation in Libraries: 3D Printing Demonstration
  • 11:00-11:45 ONEBOOKAZ: Arizona Authors, Arizona Readers
  • 12:00-12:45 Reading Arizona: Ebooks: Explore the Literary Landscape
  • 1:00 -1:45  Arizona Talking Book Library: That All May Read
  • 2:00 -2:45 Access Arizona’s History and Culture: The Arizona Memory Project
  • 3:00-3:45 Where to find that: State publications collection items in AMP

Grand Opening: Monday, April 13, 2015

Exhibit Open Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: State Library of Arizona, Third Floor Conference Area (by Reading Room 300) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

March 05, 2015 – Auditor General’s Reports

What, Why, and How!

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Date: Thursday, March 05, 2015

Time: 12:00 Noon – 1:00pm

  • Learn about the reports published by the Arizona Office of the Auditor General
  • Government Performance and Accountability
    • Finance
    • Management
    • Sunset Reviews
  • Where to find them
  • What you can find in them

About speaker Kat Henderson:

Kat Henderson is the Research Librarian for Arizona’s Office of the Auditor General. Prior to joining the OAG in 2008, Kat held business librarian positions at Thunderbird School of Global Management and Arizona State University. Kat has a B.S. in Management from ASU and an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

February 04, 2015 – Project Management 

Learn how the Observe, Orient, Design, and Act system can work for you!

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  • The Observe, Orient, Design, and Act (OODA) system has been successfully used by the military and business consultants
  • Learn about OODA from real world applications in government, business, and education

About speaker Bill Bolin:

Bill Bolin is Vice President of Operations at Systems Technology Staffing (STS). With more than 25 years of experience in senior management positions working for public and private companies, Bill has extensive experience in project management and has helped save corporations millions of dollars and sustained their operations through reengineering processes.

January 28, 2015 – Healthy Arizona Worksites Program

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Learn how to improve the health of your business through the implementation of comprehensive worksite wellness initiatives!

  • Healthy worksite benefits
  • Learn to design, implement, and evaluate healthy worksite initiatives
  • Free information, technical assistance, and resources

About the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program:

The purpose of the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program is to help Arizona employers successfully implement evidence-based healthy worksite initiatives to improve the health of their employees and businesses. Evidence-based worksite health initiatives have been linked to increased productivity as healthy employees have been shown to be more productive. The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program provides tools, information, technical assistance, and resources to design, implement, and evaluate healthy worksite initiatives throughout Arizona.

November 05, 2014 – Patent Strategies

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Topics will include:

  • Patent filing strategies
  • Provisional applications
  • Accelerated examination
  • International filing

About speaker Alex Hobson:

Alex Hobson is a registered patent agent with more than twenty years’ experience
working with one of the most innovative companies in the country. His company,
Invention to patent Services, assists individual inventors and small businesses obtain
strategically written patents at an affordable cost. Alex is also an inventor with more
than twenty patents to his name.

October 29, 2014 – Using Census Data for Business Planning and Marketing Purposes

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The U.S. Census Bureau-Denver Regional Office Invites you to attend an interactive presentation on Oct 29th, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Join us to learn:

  • An overview of the use of U.S. Census Bureau Economic and demographic data for market research and strategic decision-making
  • Use of American Community Survey (ACS) statistics and other online data tools as resources for demographic data on Arizona communities
  • The latest Economic programs including the new Census Small Business Tool (in beta)
  • Learning to use the vast and dynamic American economy and population for government and business decision-making

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Small business owners, Consultants, Small Business Development Training Centers, Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Departments of local governments/Council of Governments and any agency who targets small businesses and economic development

October 6-17, 2014 – Sister Cities Exhibit

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Brought to you by a collaboration between Phoenix Sister Cities -Taipei Sister Cities, TECOLA Press Division, Arizona Capitol Museum & the State Library of Arizona

Come see the Mystical Mountain Land…. and more amazing pictures at the exhibit!

Exhibit Theme:
The exhibit is to celebrate the 36th anniversary of Arizona and Taiwan’s strong and long lasting relationship and consists of 36 very famous images known as “Taiwan Subline”.

Sister Cities programs forge people-to-people relationships between the residents of Phoenix and its sister cities through commercial, educational, cultural and artistic exchange programs and events that create and sustain global, long-term, international partnerships and business opportunities for the citizens of Phoenix.

Exhibit Time:
Weekdays: 9am-4:30pm, Exhibit and tour of the State Library
Saturday: 9am-12 noon: Exhibit only – no library tour.

Grand Opening Ceremony:
10am October 10, 2014 in the Historic Senate Chamber.
Featuring a Lion Dance and a performance by 2013 Miss Jr. Teen Phoenix!

September 22, 2014 – Market Research for Entrepreneurs

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Learn easy, low-cost ways to evaluate your target market, identify
emerging trends, and anticipate competition.

We are pleased to have Mark back by popular demand!

About speaker Mark Goldstein:

Mark Goldstein is President of International Research Center (http://www.researchedge.com/) providing consulting, custom research, and strategic support for business, legal and public policy clients across a variety of disciplines and arenas since 1992.

Mark is a technophile and technology visionary, activist, advisor, and entrepreneur with extensive experience and connections throughout numerous technology sectors. He is involved with a number of policy, economic development, professional and trade groups, and a frequent speaker and trainer.

August 14, 2014 – Newspapers in Family History ResearchNewspapers in Family History Research

Did your ancestor come from a small town? Did their actions “make the
paper”? How can you go about looking for the newspaper they might have been in? Join Chris Seggerman of the State Library of Arizona for an hour
devoted to learning how to find family stories in newspapers— perhaps even family skeletons!

August 12, 2014 – Patent Basics

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Join us to learn …

What is a patent?

What can be patented?

What does it mean for an invention to be “novel” and “non-obvious”?

About speaker Tom Galvani:

Tom graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a degree in engineering and then
from the University of Arizona College of Law, where he was an editor of the Arizona
Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona and also by the United States
Patent Office to procure and litigate patents. Tom is a member of the Intellectual
Property Section of the Arizona Bar. Tom has lectured at several educational institutions
in Phoenix and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2013 and 2014.

July 22, 2014 – Bosse Tools: Hear the Story of an Arizona Invention

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Join us to learn about…

  • Developing an idea from prototype to product
  • Crowd-funding on Kickstarter
  • Manufacturing in the United States

A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Stephen Walden founded Bosse Tools while earning
an MBA in finance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Stephen is a
serial entrepreneur who was inspired to create a line of ergonomic yard tools
after a summer spent doing landscape work and gardening for his parents. He is
committed to building his company and his products in the U.S.A.

June 24, 2014 – Thinking of Using a Dead or Abandoned Trademark?

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Join us to learn about…

  • What it means for a trademark to be “dead” or “abandoned”
  • Common law trademark rights
  • What to consider before using a dead or abandoned trademark

June 09, 2014 – Zoning and Permitting Issues for Small Businesses

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Join us to learn about…

  • what you need in your lease
  • what to watch for if you are buying a property
  • how to deal with the planning and zoning department plus the building department for permits
  • county health and environmental issues

May 13, 2014 – Market Research for Entrepreneurs

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Learn easy, low-cost ways to evaluate your target market, identify
emerging trends, and anticipate competition.

May 9, 2014 – How Arizona Businesses Have Fared Pre- and Post-Recession

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Join us to learn about…

  • Economic overview of employment and firm composition in the Private Sector
  • Contrasting trends between small, medium and large businesses
  • County and industry trends within businesses

May 1, 2014 – Law Day Movie – Goldwater on Goldwater

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Producer, narrator and granddaughter CC Goldwater takes viewers on a cinematic journey into the life of Barry Goldwater in her first film, “Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater”. The film is an HBO Documentary Films presentation; directed by Julie Anderson; produced by CC Goldwater and Tani Cohen.

April 29, 2014 – Copyright for Startups

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Learn to protect your intellectual property and minimize your risk of infringing on others’ rights when using social media and the internet to promote your business. Learn About • Protecting your marketing on social media • Using Creative Commons materials • Copyright Registration Ruth Carter is a licensed attorney specializing in intellectual property, internet law, and business formation and contracts. She has published three books and is experienced in copyright registration and protection strategies.

March 11, 2014 – What is your Trademark Protecting?

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Learn about the differences between state and federal trademarks from Intellectual Property Attorney Wayne Carroll of Inspired Idea Solutions.

Wayne Carroll graduated with honors from Suffolk University Law School with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law. His firm Inspired Idea Solutions is experienced in the selection, filing, and enforcement of both state and federal trademarks.

February 11, 2014 – BladeKey: The Story of an Arizona Invention

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After being irritated by his keys on a traditional key ring, Arizona native James Busch began using a 3D printer to invent a better solution. The result was BladeKey. Join us to hear him tell the story of how BladeKey went from idea to raising over $53,000 on the crowd funding website Kickstarter.