Thursday, August 9, 2007: 11:30 AM-1:15 PM
University Rm, San Jose Hilton
ESA Brown-Bag Lunch: A guided tour of ESA'S digital library, ESA’s newly renovated digital teaching library, provides ecology educators with immediate, organized access to high-quality teaching resources that are peer-reviewed for scientific accuracy and instructional value. contains a variety of resources for ecology courses, such as photographs, tables and figures, articles, syllabi, and laboratory exercises. This workshop will provide an overview of the teaching resources available from, with particular emphasis on the library’s recently expanded collection of high-quality digital images. An initial presentation will introduce participants to new features of the library. Participants will be shown how to access the website, browse for resources, search the catalog by keyword, and download files. Participants will also learn how they can contribute their own ecology images to for peer review and possible inclusion in the library. This workshop is an opportunity for ecologists interested in incorporating digital resources into their teaching to explore the resources within and offer feedback on its new features. Participants are requested to bring their own laptops, preferably with wireless capability. is part of the biology pathway (BEN; of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL;, both of which are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). ESA is a founding member of BEN, which is coordinated by the America Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Organizer:Jennifer Riem, ESA
Co-organizer:Kenneth M. Klemow, Wilkes University

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