Thursday, May 21, 2009

Passing the torch

I have decided to stay home with my daughter, Erin. A new and fabulous librarian, Lakeisha, will be taking my place come July. I hope to pass this blog off to her, but for now, farewell. It has been great keeping Eckerd up to date with science resources.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Maternity Leave

I am on leave. The blog will pick up when I return to the office at the end of March. Until then, have a wonderful semester.

Remember, the contact for ILL is Liz Bodie, and the contact for instruction is Helene Gold. See the library home page for phone numbers and emails.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Geosciences Subject Guide

Now that we have a new major, we needed a new subject guide. The Geosciences subject guide is available by clicking here or going to the library home page and clicking on Subject Guides. The guide is designed to give majors a place to start their research and includes pertinent encyclopedias, dictionaries, databases, and Web sites. Please let me know if there are additions you would like to see.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lecture on Obama's climate policy

An announcement from Professor Gaskill...

Speaker: David W. Orr, PhD, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics, Oberlin College

Title: Some Like it Hot... Lots More Don't: Climate Policy with the Obama Administration

Location: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL, Activity Center Great Room

Date: January 24, 2009 3 pm, reception following lecture.

Ticket Price: Member: $25 Non-Member: $30

Special Offer for Eckerd College Faculty and Students: $10

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2009-Year of Science begins

It is officially the Year of Science, and if you have not checked out the Web site yet, take a few moments to see what's happening locally and virtually at For example, our own governor Charlie Crist was the first in the nation to issue a proclamation on the Year of Science. Other interesting sections in the Web site include statements on the importance of scientist from scientists, reporters, teachers, authors, and presidents.

Some local events coming up are as follows:

St. Petersburg participants include the following:
  • U. S. Geological Survey-Florida Integrated Science Center
  • Science Center of Pinellas County
  • University of South Florida College of Marine Science
  • Suncoast Earth Force