Cynthia M Elliott
- Associate Librarian
- Springshare Innovation in Academic Libraries Award
- Special Libraries Association, Summer 2015
- American Library Association (ALA) Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) Emerald Research Grant Award
- American Library Association, Spring 2015
- Tech Launch Arizona Innovation & Impact Award for Campus Collaboration
- Tech Launch Arizona, Spring 2015
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- Dewland, J. C., & Elliott, C. M. (2015). Embedding libraries in the university commercialization process. In Partnerships and New Roles. Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library. Scarecrow Press.More infoUniversities are increasing their efforts to assist faculty, students, and the community to bring inventions to market through technology transfer. Universities see commercialization efforts as a strategy to provide new streams of revenue. University libraries must take advantage of these changes and position themselves as chief information specialists in these endeavors. We propose that the time for an Academic Commercialization Librarian (ACL) has arrived. We propose that librarians should engage and collaborate with faculty, researchers and those on campus involved in commercialization efforts in this conversation. Librarians must respond to the changing academic environment and extend and expand our services to support entrepreneurial efforts on campus.
- Elliott, C. M., Feeney, M. E., Kollen, C. E., & Reyes-Escudero, V. (2015). A DH State of Mind: Libraries and the Digital Humanities. In Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries(pp 132-155). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, an imprint of IGI Global.
- Elliott, C. M., Dewland, J. C., Martin, J. R., Kramer, S. S., & Jackson Sr, J. (2016). Collaborate and Innovate: The Impact of Academic Librarians on the Commercialization of University Technology. Journal of Library Administration, 57(1), 36-48. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2016.1215674More infoA large Research 1 University in collaboration with the campus commercialization unit created a partnership that contributes to the early stage development of inventions in the commercialization pipeline. The library-commercialization business intelligence workgroup was incorporated into the overall campus commercialization business development workflow in 2014 and is comprised of librarians and commercialization professionals working together to provide insight and decision support for development of commercialization strategy for inventions emerging from University research that aligns with market drivers. These efforts are recognized by University leadership as critical to the campus strategic plan of the University. This paper discusses the impact of the workgroup and how the group of librarians contributed to the development of new companies, new licenses, and financial impact of economic development at a large land grant University and larger community.
- Martin, J. R., Martin, J. R., Elliott, C. M., Elliott, C. M., Kramer, S. S., Kramer, S. S., Martin, J., & Martin, J. (2016). Commercialization of University Intellectual Property: A Role for Academic Librarians. Information Outlook, 20(4).
- Feeney, M. E., Elliott, C. M., & Jenkins, J. L. (2015). Up from the Depths: Return of the 16mm Film, or How to Weed Your Film Collection. Collection Management.
- Elliott, C. M. (2013). Beyond the Pale: Researching Non-Text Resources and Grey Literature. FreePint Online Journal.More infoOriginal research on informational trends and needs of the business community. Provides practical articles and reports on searching, analyzing and communicating information, selecting the best information products, and strategic planning around information access, security and demonstration of ROI.
- Elliott, C. M., & DeFrain, E. (2012). Stories of Censorship in the Old Pueblo: Banned Books Week at the University of Arizona. Intellectual Freedom Round Table Report, 76.
- Elliott, C. M., & Martin, J. R. (2013). Developing and Establishing a Good Rapport. Information Outlook, 17(2), 32-32.
- Elliott, C. M. (2008). Embedded Librarianship: Background & Overview. CapLits: The Bulletin of the Pharmaceutical & Health Technology Division of the Special Libraries Association, 24(3), 18-18.
- Elliott, C. M. (2007). Experience at SLA Conference. The Bulletin: The Newsletter of the Business & Finance Division, 18-18.
- Elliott, C. M., Dewland, J. C., & Martin, J. R. (2015, June). University of Arizona Libraries Initiates Successful Partnership with Campus Commercialization Unit: A Case Study. In Special Libraries Association Annual Conference.
- Elliott, C. M., Martin, D. J., Feeney, M. E., & Andrade, R. (2013, June). A New Approach to Needs Assessment and Communication to Connect and Collaborate with Faculty. In Special Libraries Association Annual Meeting.
- Talbott, H., Hazen, T. C., & Elliott, C. M. (2019, Fall). An EBA Plan for Primary Source Content: A New Model for Access and Ownership. Charleston Conference. Charleston, SC: Charleston Conference.
- Elliott, C. M. (2017, October). Aligning to mission, a role for academic libraries in commercializing intellectual property. ARL and CNI Fall Forum 2017: Libraries and the Research Enterprise. Washington D.C.: ARL/CNI.More infoLightning talk aimed at Research 1 level Deans and Department heads. The talk described what the UAL is doing to partner with its commercialization unit on campus to align to the land-grant mission and what types of expertise, skills and FTE is required to create a successful program.
- Elliott, C. M., Martin, J. R., & Kramer, S. S. (2017, June). Commercialization of Intellectual Property: A Role for Librarians. Special Libraries Association Annual Conference. Phoenix, Arizona: Special Libraries Association.More infoDevelopment of the following panel talk. I will act as moderator. Jennifer is on the panel with 2 other participants. This educational workshop will provide participants with an introduction on how librarians can play a valuable role in the commercialization process at their institution. Panel participants will share their experiences with developing intellectual property to find meaningful application in the marketplace. Each panelist will provide insight, lessons learned and ideas for engaging with inventors, business developers, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Attendees will gain insight on how best to engage and contribute to the technology lifecycle and innovative activities at their organization. Learning Objectives- Define and describe the process of commercialization of intellectual property in a variety of settings; academia, health care, venture funding, entrepreneurship- Discuss the information gaps and requirements associated with each step of the process- Identify information needs and opportunities for potential commercialization- Assess information resources needed to support the process
- Pagowsky, N. F., & Elliott, C. M. (2016, September). Shushing the Librarian Stereotype. Women's Salon Series. Tucson, AZ: Women's Salon Series.
- Dewland, J. C., & Elliott, C. M. (2015, June). Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs. American Library Association Annual Conference. San Francisco: Reference and Users Services Association's Business Reference and Services Section Education Committee.More infoBest practices in library collaboration with the university commercialization office.
- Elliott, C. M., & Nichols, J. T. (2015, November). Connecting the Dots: How to Weave Together a Network of Information Providers to Support Arizona’s Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses. Arizona Library Association 2015 Annual Conference. Flagstaff, AZ: Arizona Library Association.More infoThis roundtable discussion will bring information professionals from around Arizona together to discuss how to comprehensively address the information needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses in our community. The presenters will share survey results from a summer 2015 survey in Southern Arizona and discuss ways that we can address the needs of these users in a programmatic, inclusive effort across libraries and agencies throughout the state.
- Pagowsky, N. F., & Elliott, C. M. (2015, March). Shushing the librarian stereotype. Confluencenter Show & Tell. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Confluencenter.
- Elliott, C. M., & Dewland, J. C. (2014, August 14). StartMakeBuildDo: It's Not Your Grandma's Library. Arizona Innovation Summit. Scottsdale Arizona.
- Cuillier, C. A., & Elliott, C. M. (2013, November). Using Consensus to Make Big Hairy Decisions. Arizona Library Association Annual Conference. Scottsdale, AZ: Arizona Library Association.More infoAre you facing a tough choice or a complicated project on a tight deadline? Two librarians from the University of Arizona Libraries discovery project team will share how that group used project management techniques to tackle a big hairy decision: which discovery service to buy. Learn how we kept the project from veering off track with tools such as a work breakdown, requirements list, success criteria, and decision matrix. The decision matrix was particularly useful as a way to focus discussions and work through areas of disagreement. We’ll share some of the questions we asked (and some questions we wished we’d asked) as we gathered feedback, listened to concerns, and built buy-in. In the end, the group came to consensus and the new discovery service is now being launched.
- Feeney, M. E., Elliott, C. M., & Jenkins, J. L. (2013, November). Up From the Depths: Return of the 16mm Collection. Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference. Richmond, VA.
- Martin, D. J., & Elliott, C. M. (2013, June). A New Approach to Needs Assessment and Communication to Connect and Collaborate with Faculty. Special Libraries Association Annual Meeting. San Diego CA: Special Libraries Association.
- Elliott, C. M., & Hazen, T. (2019, June). You get more than what you pay for: A new plan for primary source access and ownership. American Libraries Association Annual Meeting. Washington DC: American Libraries Association.More infoOver the past two decades, libraries have increasingly embraced acquisitions models which emphasize broad access over content ownership. While such models provide unprecedented access to content which would otherwise have been financially prohibitive to procure, the shift has left many libraries at odds with their stated mission of content preservation and stewardship. In January 2018, the University of Arizona Libraries entered into a 5-year agreement with ProQuest to provide access to over 250 primary source collections, with the option to purchase in perpetuity selected collections each year. This evidence-based acquisitions model, the first of its kind for primary source material, offers a middle ground between broad access and ownership, allowing UA Libraries to expose previously unobtainable primary source content to its constituents, while also demonstrating a commitment to providing enduring value and availability for its collections. As a result of our pilot program, ProQuest is using this model as a blueprint for other libraries to develop a similar acquisitions approach to acquire access to primary source content. This poster will cover background and timelines, details of the agreement, implementation, assessment, initial results, and next steps.
- Elliott, C. M., & Howe, C. L. (2018, January 19). Analyzing the efficacy and safety of immunotherapy in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA): A systematic review and meta-analysis.. 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. San Francisco, CA: American Society of Clinical Oncology.More infoHani M. Babiker, Umar Zahid, Carol L. Howe, Aaron James Scott, Irbaz Bin Riaz, Cynthia M Elliott, Utkarsh H Acharya, Alejandro Recio Boiles, Emad Elquza, Daruka Mahadevan; University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ; University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ; University of Arizona College of Medicine/ Arizona Health Science Center Library, Tucson, AZ; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN;...Journal of Clinical Oncology 2018 36:4 Supplement 1
- Dewland, J. C., Elliott, C. M., Hazen, T. C., & See, A. (2015, June). Patron Driven Acquisition: Has it Changed Our Collections?. American Library Association Annual Conference. San Francisco: American Library Association.More infoThree years ago a major research library implemented a PDA program for the bulk of its print and online monographic collections. This poster will illustrate the disciplinary composition of the library’s collection prior to the implementation of the PDA program and contrast it to the collection created by researchers. It will address uncertainties libraries have held about PDA programs by analyzing current data including an analysis of how technical services manages the system and the changing role of the information resource manager. Lastly, the poster will illustrate how PDA has provided insight into our users’ needs.
- Dewland, J. C., & Elliott, C. M. (2013, June). The Academic Commercialization Librarian: The next role for Academic Librarians. Special Libraries Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.More infoThis poster will begin the conversation about what knowledge, skills and abilities are needed for this new role to be successful, and what librarians must do in this role to maintain the library’s position at the university. We propose that librarians should engage faculty, researchers and those on campus involved in commercialization efforts in this conversation, and collaborate. If we do not expand our services in this area librarians risk becoming irrelevant to our users and to the University’s central mission. We must respond to the changing academic environment.
- Elliott, C. M. (2012, April). First Steps: An Environmental Scanning Process for Informing Decision-Making in Digital Humanities. Living the Future Conference. Tucson Arizona: University of Arizona Libraries.