Are you looking for ways to help the environment? If you are, then keep an eye out for the “Go Green and Save Green” campaign, which the Biomedical Library will be launching this fall. The campaign will highlight easy-to-use, cost-effective library services that save gas, save paper, and/or reduce air pollution. Some of the “Go Green, Save Green” tips include:
- Use online biomedical textbooks and journals from anywhere via the UCSD Proxy Server or the Virtual Private Network (VPN)
- Use the Ask A Librarian service to get expert help from a biomedical librarian using IM, email, or phone
- Get books from other UCSD and San Diego County libraries transferred to the campus library nearest you
These tips, in addition to others, will be posted throughout the Biomedical Library on little green sheets of paper, on the library blog (http://blog.ucsd.edu/bml/), and on the library’s Facebook page (http://tinyurl.com/bml-on-fb).
On a related note, on November 3, 2008 from 12:00–1:00 p.m., Dr. Steve A. Kay, Dean of the UCSD Division of Biological Sciences, will give a talk about how we can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, focusing on how scientists are harvesting algae to create sustainable biofuels as part of the Biomedical Library Lunchtime Seminar Series. As space is limited, please RSVP to Vicky Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org