Writing and Citing: Creating the Sudden Selector's Guide to Biology Resources

The Sudden Selector's Guide to Biology Resources details the most important sources of biology and life science information. Author Flora Shrode will discuss the process of gathering all of these sources for the book and will give advice on being a new selector in an unfamiliar subject area. A similar session about the Sudden Selector's Guide to Chemistry Resources was held on August 22, 2012.

Learning Outcomes

The webinar will cover the steps involved in creating a volume in the popular Sudden Selector's Guide Series and Shrode's experience with gathering the resources and advice for new selectors of biology resources.

Who Should Attend

Academic librarians new to selecting in biology, high school teachers, school librarians, and public librarians.


Flora Shrode is Science Subject Librarian at Utah State University Libraries in Logan, Utah.

Flora has worked as a science librarian since 1989. After earning a bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of Tennessee and a M.S.L.I.S. from the University of Texas at Austin, she began her career at Virginia Tech with duties in reference, instruction, and collection development and as liaison to departments in agriculture, life sciences, and chemistry. Flora moved to the University Libraries at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she served as science coordinator and selector for biology, chemistry, and geology. She is currently subject librarian for those same disciplines at Utah State University, where she has worked since 2001, and where she is also Head of Reference & Instruction Services.




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