CSES, HORT, AECT, PLPA, HESC Agriculture Librarian

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Necia Parker Gibson
Mullins Library 220N

Email is the best way to contact me.

I've set my office phone to forward to my cell phone. We'll see how that works.

I'm working from home starting 3/16/2020 until further notice. Email or use the text number below. If you want me, particularly, ask for me.

Text a librarian: 479-385-0803

For students, faculty, and staff I will:
Answer your questions via email, phone or Skype or Facetime (until we are back to face to face).
Recommend databases for your topic.
Meet individually to work out your topic or discuss research strategies.

For faculty, I will:
Provide in-person library instruction tailored to your class, or tailored research guides to your class, with some lead time.

Meet with your students individually or in small groups.
Track down tricky citations. Purchase books and other materials, as funds allow.

I do consultations via email, Skype or Facetime (as well as face to face, when we can again).
Email me for an appointment.

Books-- a few examples

Government Resources

Slip, Slap, Slop, Spritz

Field work can be messy and sometimes a little hazardous.You don't want to delay your progress because of a rotten sunburn or broken foot.

Wear appropriate clothing. In the fields or woods, and even in the lab, long pants and boots are often best; closed-toed shoes protect more than sandals. Khaki pants are cooler than blue jeans.

Other tips:

  • When outside, use sunscreen, wear a brimmed hat (vs. a ball cap) and a long-sleeved shirt.
  • Watch for snakes. They would rather avoid you, too.
  • Don't put your fingers in your mouth.
  • Stay hydrated. Summer field work is hot business. 
  • Use bug repellent and put your pant legs in your socks if you are going where ticks or chiggers can be found (almost anywhere outside, in Arkansas).
  • Going sampling in water? Those water sandals you bought will be really helpful if conditions allow. Waders may be needed, especially if the water may be contaminated.
  • Consider wearing a PFD if you are working in or near water.


Safety Blog

This blog is called "Safety Zone" and is published by CENtral Science as a service of Chemical and Engineering News also known as C&ENews, from the American Chemical Society. 

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