Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sustainability Information in the Ort Library

Branden Nestor, a student in Tracy Edward's SUST 155 Geography class, chose the Ort Library's sustainability resources as a topic for his poster project. Branden explained his strategy for locating items on his topic to librarians, Annamarie Klose Hrubes and Pam Williams, who toured the numerous posters in the Atkinson Room on Wednesday, December 9. 

Branden identified library items clustered together by Library of Congress call number on various floors of the library. His poster included sample book lists from the GE20 to GE 350, HB871 and HC79 sections on Floor 4.  His poster also contained a list of available DVD's and featured the cover for Al Gore's work on global warming An Inconvenient Truth.

 Branden visited the library the next day. The picture below includes Branden Nestor, his poster, and Annamarie Klose Hrubes, digital projects librarian.

 Branden learned about the location of resources in the Ort Library but he also learned about the process for requesting books that are available in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). The library also benefited from his project by learning about new titles for expanding the current collection on sustainability.

Other student posters illustrated topics related to Frostburg Grows, "a sustainable agriculture training center located atop a former strip mine in Frostburg"or highlighted campus, community and national outreach opportunities for sustainability.

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