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Library newsletter for the Geosciences department.
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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  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.  


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 ( or Jay Jex ( 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


Selected New Books



Call Number

Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old

Allen, Joseph, et al

BF724 .A385 2009

Extreme Realities


GE140 .J68 2014

Social Networking: Mining, Visualization, and Security

Panda, Mrutyunjava et al

TK5105.7 .S63 2014

State of the Planet's Oceans


GE140 .J68 2009

Sustainability in Engineering Design

Johnson, Anthony et al

TA174 .J64 2014

The Basics of Occupational Safety

Goetsch, David L.

T55 .G5848 2015


Clague, John J. et al (eds)

QE599.2 .L365 2012



Web Sites of Interest

Teaching in the Field

Knowing how to effectively teach geological sciences can be tricky, so it's nice to learn about this lovely collection. This particular website exists to facilitate interactions that will promote models for effective educational field trips around the world and also provide an archive of field guides for future reference. Visitors can look over Field Trip Examples to get started and then peruse helpful fact sheets that include "Safety in the Field" and half a dozen other useful items. The site also includes information about upcoming field trips sponsored by the organization that might be of interest to educators within the United States. [KMG]

PLOS Blogs Network

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

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]

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