LEARN @ the Library - 2006/2007

Myra Sterrett, Library Director - Learn about the building construction programMyra Sterrett
Library Director

Learn about... The Building Construction Program

Want a career with unlimited advancement potential? Building Construction is for you! Go from apprentice, to journeyperson, tradesperson, to construction manager - or work and test to become a general contractor and even own your own business. You can stop at any point or continue your education for more opportunities and promotions. The SF Building Construction Management Program is the only A.A.S. Degree program in the state, and one of eight in the entire nation, to be accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

The construction industry is booming. Florida is the fourth most populated state in the nation, with 1200 jobs per year projected to open for construction managers through 2011. No wonder, then, that placement of our graduates is over 90%. The Building Construction Technology Program prepares students with technical construction skills and business principles. The Student Builders annually take part in activities with the Builders Association of North Central Florida, UF Homecoming Parade and the National Association of Home Builder's Management Marathon Competition. Our program combines field experience with technical education readying graduates for local, state and national contractors. I am standing in front of the "houses" constructed by students and built to code. I'm holding Green Building Products, edited by Alex Wilson (TH455.G739 2005). It is produced by GreenSpec; manufacturers can't pay to be included, but must be selected by the GreenSpec editorial team. This book is limited to home building. Check it out before you remodel. Look at the Journal of Light Construction in our journal collection, and this site: www.thebluebook.com (updated daily listing companies, equipment materials, manufacturers, supplies and services).

Ramona Miller-Ridlon |
Reference Librarian, Associate Professor |
Learn about... Automotive Service Technology ProgramRamona Miller-Ridlon
Reference Librarian, Associate Professor

Learn about... Automotive Service Technology Program

For my poster I decided to highlight the Automotive Service Technology program at SF. Florida has approximately 120,000 technicians working in the automotive industry. The Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security indicates there will be 2,200 openings annually for automotive technicians. The Bureau of Labor Statistics believes positions in this industry will increase faster than average over the next 10 years. These facts indicate that the job outlook for automotive technicians is good and that career opportunities will be provided for many years.

Automotive Service Management Technology at SF is a two-year Associate of Science degree program that prepares students for entry-level positions in the industry. Course work involves classroom instruction, hands-on training on late model vehicles, and cooperative work experience with a local dealership or independent repair facility while receiving college credit as well as pay. Santa Fe also offers a certificate program to prepare students for entry-level positions in the industry.

The Library has several resources to support the Automotive Service Technology Program. The library has a subscription to Mitchell's On Demand which contains the Mitchell's guides to all makes and models back to 1974. This can be accessed from any computer on campus at http://www.ondemand5.com.

The Library has books helpful to those wishing to repair their vehicles. These can be found under the call letter TL.

Examples are: Chilton Auto Repair Manual, (TL152 .C455); Auto Engine Repair by James Duffy (TL210 .D7797 2004); Popular Mechanics Complete Car Care Manual (TL152 .P625 2005); Auto Fundamentals by Martin W. Stockel (TL240 .S83 2005); Car and Driver - Periodicals Area.

Scott Tarbox| Reference Librarian, Associate Professor | Learn about... The Criminal Justice ProgramScott Tarbox
Reference Librarian, Associate Professor

Learn about... The Criminal Justice Program

SF has offered programs in law enforcement since 1971. These programs moved in 1995 to the state-of-the-art Kirkpatrick Criminal Justice Training Center on NE 39th Avenue, across from the Gainesville Regional Airport. The Criminal Justice Programs at Santa Fe allow candidates to choose to train for a career in law enforcement, as a corrections officer, or to enhance their promotional opportunities in the law enforcement field. Program offerings include AA or AAS in Criminal Justice Technology or an AA or AAS in Associate of Justice Officer Administration. Associate of Justice Officer Administration degrees lead to certification as an officer upon the successful completion of the FLE licensure exam.

The sixty acre center offers all the facilities and technology needed to train a candidate for success in the high-tech world of law enforcement. The Lawrence W. Tyree Library enhances the educational experience by supplying overnight delivery of books, articles or video materials directly to the students and faculty at the Kirkpatrick Center.

Related Reading:

Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement, Security, and Protective Services (HV8143 .M2 2000)
Study Guide for the Florida Corrections Officer's Certification Examination (HV9475.F6 D64 2003)

SF Electronic Database (student password needed)

Criminal Justice Periodicals Index

Websites of Interest:

http://www.policecareers.org - SF website for the Criminal Justice Programs
http://www.dc.state.fl.us/- Florida Department of Corrections
http://www.gainesvillepd.org/ - Gainesville Police Department
http://www.alachuasheriff.org/ - Alachua County Sheriff Department

Kim Hankins | 
Library Specialist | Learn about... The Visual Arts ProgramKim Hankins
Library Specialist

Learn about... The Visual Arts Program

Thomas E. Cronin, former President of Whitman College, states in an address entitled "On the Importance of the Arts,"

"The critically important role of the arts in the academy, as in life, is to enable us to see the world and the human condition differently, and in seeing the world through a particular work of art, to see a truth we might not have understood before."

SF is fortunate to have a broad Visual Arts curriculum. Check out the Department's intriguing webpage at http://dept.sfcollege.edu/vpa/finearts/.

The book I am holding is Barron's The Artist's Complete Guide (N7430.G77513 2005). Our "how-to" collection of books in the visual arts can be found under the following subject headings: ceramics, pottery, graphic design, jewelry, stained glass under "glass painting and staining", painting - technique, drawing - technique, sculpture - technique, photography - digital techniques, printmaking under "prints - technique".

Among the many arts "suggested websites" on the library homepage are the Metropolitan Museum Timeline of Art History at http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm and the Dictionary of Visual Art at http://www.artlex.com.

Tom Holland | Library Media Specialist | Learn about... The Geology Program and the Bat CaveTom Holland
Library Media Specialist

Learn about... The Geology Program and the Bat Cave

As a Florida native, I grew up appreciating the Florida landscape simply as the flora and fauna that represent home. My deeper understanding of Florida's topography began in the summer of 1981 when I took a geology class. The instructor, Van Dubolsky, conducted six field trip labs to locations like Ginnie Springs, O'leno State Park, Devil's Millhopper, and Paynes Prairie. I have happily shared information from this class with visiting family and friends over the years and was excited when the Bat Cave opened. The Harvey Sharron Bat Cave Field Laboratory at SF provides a unique opportunity to experience the environment, structure, and dynamics of a cave in Florida. When the Library decided to feature SF programs in their annual calendar, I did not hesitate selecting the geology program which has meant so much to me. Thank you, Van, and thank you, Santa Fe.

Related Books:

The Geology of Florida by Anthony F. Randazzo and Douglas S. Jones (QE99.G47 1997)
Dark Life: Martian Nanobacteria, Rock-eating Cave Bugs, and Other Extreme Organisms of Inner Earth and Outer Space by Michael Ray Taylor (QR 100.9.T38 1999)

Web sites:

Department of Natural Sciences at Santa Fe Community College:
Paddle Asia kayaking adventures:
A submarine limestone cave and Ryukyu Koriku (Okinawa):
Limestone Cavern Pictures:

Trenita White |
Manager, Library Technical Services | Learn about... Health, Exercise, and Sports ProgramTrenita White
Manager, Library Technical Services

Learn about... Health, Exercise, and Sports Program

Take me out to the ball game...

Come and check out the Health, Exercise and Sports Program.

SF fields four intercollegiate athletic teams. Additionally, there are opportunities for student involvement in a variety of intramural sports, as well as an on-campus Fitness Center.

Athletics - SF offers intercollegiate athletics for men (basketball and baseball) and women (basketball and fast-pitch softball).

Intramurals - The SF Intramural Program offers organized flag football, basketball, soccer, golf and volleyball leagues. In addition, there are classes in aerobics and Yoga. They offer weight lifting contests in the fall and spring terms.

Fitness Center - The Fitness Center is open to current SF students, faculty and staff. They have a variety of aerobic equipment, free weights, and Cybex Selectorized Resistance Machines.

Raising Our Athletic Daughters: How Sports Can Build Self-Esteem and Save Girls' Lives by Jean Zimmerman (GV706.18.U6 Z55 1998)
Reclaiming the Game: College Sports and Educational Values by William G. Bowen and Sarah A. Levin (GV351 .B68 2003)
Strength Training For Women by Lori Incledon (GV546.6.W64 I63 2005)
Athletic Scholarships: Thousands of Grants - and Over $400 Million - For College-Bound Athletes by Andy Clark and Amy Clark (REF GV351 .G52 2000)
Careers for Sports Nuts & Other Athletic Types by Wm. Ray Heitzmann (GV734 .H45 1991).


Mike Muhlhauser | Evening Circulation Supervisor | Learn about... The Aviation ProgramMike Muhlhauser
Evening Circulation Supervisor

Learn about... The Aviation Program

I am standing next to a Cessna 172 aircraft, operated by University Air Center at the Gainesville Airport. SF partnered with the University Air Center to provide the best possible classroom and airborne instruction for students pursuing a career in aviation (commercial, military, corporate, or flight instructor) as well as for those who would just like to experience the thrill of flying a small airplane. SF adjunct professors have more than 100 years of combined aviation experience and provide a wealth of information far beyond what most flight schools can deliver. University Air Center provides expert airborne instruction, leading to private pilot certification as well as instrument and multi-engine ratings. Graduates of this program can transfer directly to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University if they desire to complete a bachelors degree.

The book I am holding, The Student Pilot's Flight Manual by William K. Kershner (TL710 .K42 2001), is representative of materials a student pilot might use in the classroom. The Library also houses many other titles helpful for those thinking about becoming a pilot, including: You can Fly! by Gregory N. Brown (TL710 .B7223 2004) and 101 Things to do with Your Pilot's License by Leroy Cook (TL721.4 .C66 2004). Those who already have a pilot's license might want to take a look at the following website: http://www.airnav.com. For more information about the aviation program at SF, contact Louis Kalivoda at 334-0388 or e-mail louis.kalivoda@sfcollege.edu.

Learn to fly today through this one of a kind program and open a new door to opportunities in the exciting aerospace industry.

Celeta Taylor |  Administrative Assistant | Learn about... Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science ProgramsCeleta Taylor
Administrative Assistant

Learn about... Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science Programs

911 ... what is your emergency?
No one wants to have to call that number but when we do we want to know that the people who respond are trained professionals. That's what the Institute of Public Safety does at SF ... and they do it well.

Santa Fe's EMS programs are accredited by the Florida Department of Health's Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and the National Committee on Accreditation of EMS programs. Santa Fe offers three opportunities to train in EMS services: Emergency Medical Technician - Basic; Paramedic Program; and Associate of Science degree in EMS. The instructors are qualified professionals with wide-ranging experience; most are people who are currently working as paramedics and firefighters in Alachua and Bradford counties. Clinical training is completed in Gainesville's highly rated hospitals and fire rescue agencies. Also offered are Fire Science A.S. and A.A.S. degree programs.

Learn more about these careers in these books: Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology by Bryan E. Bledsoe, Dwayne E. Clayden and Frank J. Papa (RC86.7 B597 2001); and Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine by Peter Canning (RA 645.6 .C8 C36 1997). Follow a group of dedicated young men and women as they pursue their quest to become firefighters by accessing this website: http://www.pbs.org/testofcourage/. Find out more about the Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science Programs and classes offered at SF at http://ips.sfcollege.edu/ips/EMS/index.htm.

Karen Moore | 
Reference Librarian, Professor | Learn about... Performing Arts and the Shakespeare FestivalKaren Moore
Reference Librarian, Professor

Learn about... Performing Arts and the Shakespeare Festival

Santa Fe celebrated their 10th Annual Shakespeare Festival in February 2006. During this lively celebration of the Bard, students and faculty members perform scenes from Shakespeare's plays around the NW campus and the Centers. Sometimes they perform outside in one of the courtyards, in the cafeteria or in the lobby of the library. You will even find them on stage in Building E. Wherever you have the privilege to view a performance, you will be delighted and impressed with the sight. I love to see the expression of the unwary as they happen upon a performance. I enjoy it most when they are in the library. People are amazed to see a live performance in such a traditionally quiet place. It is as if the characters stepped right out of the books on the shelves.

The Library has nearly 500 books and media, including E-Books, about or by Shakespeare including a DVD of the 10th Annual Shakespeare Festival. Call number area for his work is PR 2753 - PR 3106. The book I am holding is Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom (PR 2989 .B58 1998).

Thanks to Rod Woehler, Festival Director and English Professor and Terry Klenk, Professor of Theatre and Humanities, for help with my costume and for the use of the stage. We are looking forward to the 11th Annual Shakespeare Festival in 2007.

Nancy Schenewerk | 
Reference Librarian | Learn about... The Chemistry DepartmentNancy Schenewerk
Reference Librarian

Learn about... The Chemistry Department

I loved the chemistry labs that I did in high school. Quantitative and qualitative analysis labs were a wonderful exploration to solve the mystery of the unknown. As much as I enjoyed those labs, I never suspected then how much a part of my life chemistry would be. Although I am a librarian now, I have explored many roles. Two of them, wedding caterer and scuba diver have depended on my knowledge of chemistry. Cakes do not rise without a chemical reaction, and a diver who does not know how to properly calculate duration, depth and time between dives using the combined gas laws can suffer the bends.

Chemistry classes at SF all include labs. Courses from consumer chemistry for non-science majors to organic chemistry for science and pre-professional majors are offered. Through the study of chemistry, students learn about the structure and characteristics of matter and its potential for change through chemical reactions. They also develop critical analysis, logical reasoning, and problem solving through the labs.

The Library has a well developed collection of resources to support the chemistry program from textbooks and solution manuals on reserve to books about the chemistry of beauty products such as Vanity, Vitality, and Virility: the Science Behind the Products You Love to Buy by John Emsley (QD75.22.E47 2004). Chemistry books are located in the QD section of the collection.

The Chemistry Department's Website is http://dept.sfcollege.edu/natsci/chem/. Helpful chemistry websites can be found through the Suggested Websites Link on the Library's homepage.

Special thanks to Phuoc Duong for his help in making this photo possible by setting up the lab for me.

Jenna Miller <| Reference Librarya, Assistant Professor | Learn about the Zoo Technology ProgramJenna Miller
Reference Librarian, Assistant Professor

Learn about... The Zoo Animal Technology Program

As part of my orientation as a new employee at SF, a few of the librarians took me on a tour of the Teaching Zoo. What a treat! We are fortunate to have the premier wild animal technology program in the United States here on our campus and our own zoo to support this program. Set in a naturally wooded environment, the ten acre Teaching Zoo is a functioning zoo with a diverse collection of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Supervised by the professional staff of the Teaching Zoo, the students get hands-on experience in every aspect of wild animal care, from daily care to habitat construction and maintenance, and working with the public.

In my photo I am holding a corn snake, also known as a red rat snake. As a teenager I had two corn snakes as pets, so I was quite comfortable posing with this Florida native. To learn more about Florida snakes try Florida's Fabulous Reptiles & Amphibians: Snakes, Lizards, Alligators, Frogs and Turtles by Peter Carmichael (QL653.F6 C27 2003). Or, if you'd like to get a feel for what zoo keeping is really like, try You Belong in a Zoo!: Tales from a Lifetime Spent with Cobras, Crocs, and Other Creatures by Peter Brazaitis (QL77.5 .B72 2003).

For more information about SF's Zoo Animal Technology Program, check out the Web site: http://dept.sfcollege.edu/zoo/zat.htm.

Mary McCarty | Reference Librarian, Professoor | Learn about the welding programMary McCarty
Reference Librarian, Professor

Learn about...The Welding Program

Who wouldn't want to make sparks fly and wear that headgear that looks like something out of the Middle Ages?

I did and I learned much about a program that is popular, exciting, and turns out students who are immediately employable!

The welding program here at SF is an accredited American Welding Society testing facility that prepares students for work by offering 20 different certification tests. The program, consisting of 13 classes, can accommodate 90 students in fall and spring terms and can be completed by a full time student in four semesters. Students are trained on the latest equipment used by industry and taught by truly dedicated instructors.

This program also offers non-certificate classes through SF Community Education for persons in the community who want to learn how to permanently join metal parts and make their own sparks fly.

The Library collection includes numerous books on welding published by the American Welding Society (REF TS 227-REF TS 665).

The welding program's website can be found at http://dept.sfcollege.edu/intech/welding.

Special thanks to Professor J.T. Mahoney and his students for their assistance with my photo shoot.

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