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Fall Sabbatical

I will be on sabbatical Fall 2014.  During this time Kathy Payne will be teaching/coordinating my subject-specific instruction sessions.  Her email address is klpayne@weber.edu.  Her phone number is 801-626-6511. Please don't hesitate to contact her to schedule a session.  I will continue to order books/DVDs for my subject areas during this time, so please send orders directly to me via email.  I will also stop by the library to retrieve orders that you send through campus mail.  

Reminders:

Large Format Printer

The library has a large-format printer that is available for both faculty and students.  Cost is $5 per linear foot for projects with an educational purpose.  Please set an appointment with Lonna Rivera (lrivera@weber.edu) or Jay Jex (jayjex@weber.edu) to print your project.

Laptop Checkout

Laptops are available for checkout at the library's circulation desk (lower level, west side).  New laptops can be checked out for 5 hours, while older laptops have a 3-day checkout period. 

Reserve Books

If you have an extra copy of the textbook(s) that you are using this semester, I would encourage you to put it/them "on reserve" for students.  The form to do so can be found at http://library.weber.edu/sas/departments/media_reserve/tradmedia.cfm

 

Selected New Books/DVDs

Title

Author

Call Number

Xeriscape Handbook: A How-to Guide to Natural, Resource-wise Gardening

Weinstein, Gayle

SB475.83.W45 1999

Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution

Stott, Rebecca

QH361 .S76 2013

Leaf Defence

Farmer, Edward E.

QK649 .F37 2014

Extreme Realities

DVD

GE140 .J68 2014

State of the Planet's Oceans

DVD

GE140 .J68 2009

 

Web Sites of Interest

PLOS Blogs Network
http://blogs.plos.org/

The Public Library of Science (PLOS) is a wonderful project that brings high-quality scientific research to anyone with an Internet connection. On this site, visitors can explore three different drop-down menus: Staff Blogs, Blogs Network, and Community. Staff Blogs offer readers a variety of chatty and interesting internal blogs, such as PLOS Biologue, along with several dozen independent blogs, such as Mind the Brain. Next up, in Blogs Network, readers will find a plethora of blogs written or commissioned by members of the PLOS Journals editorial staff with topics ranging from DNA science to paleontology. There’s a little bit of everything here, and savvy visitors might opt for helpful word tags to focus in on posts of note. [KMG]

The DNA Files
http://www.dnafiles.org/

The DNA Files are a series of award-winning radio programs hosted by John Hockenberry with consultation from a panel of expert scientists. From 1998 to 2007, the Soundvision team produced nineteen one-hour radio programs that explored the science of genetics, along with its ethical and social implications. On this site, visitors can take an aural trip through their work by listening to the programs in full, exploring the transcripts by keyword, or looking over the Big Ideas section. All of the episodes can be found within the Radio Programs section, including "Designing the Brain," "Minding the Brain," and "Beyond Human." Moving on, the site also includes a Community Outreach area that brings together projects providing resources that help educators use the programs more effectively in the classroom. [KMG]

Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE)
http://www.acube.org/

The Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE) is dedicated to excellence in teaching biology, with most of its members working in small four year colleges and a range of other institutions. On this homepage, visitors can look over materials housed in six primary areas, including Annual Meeting, Bioscene, and Governance. This first area is a great place to learn about the professional opportunities that can be found at this gathering, along with information about how to get involved in the organization. Educators won't want to miss out on the Bioscene link either. Here they can look over this handy peer-reviewed journal that contains articles on the effectiveness of college textbooks and information on how to start an undergraduate science journal club. Additionally, visitors can search the Bioscene archive, which dates back to the first issue in 1975. Finally, visitors can also learn about submitting their own work to this fine journal for science educators and those who are passionate about the subject. [KMG] 

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