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Kris Jacobi Chronicles Experiences in the Galapagos

Kris Jacobi with Rosemary  Peter Grant.JPGAlthough it was five years in the making, Librarian Kris Jacobi has collaborated with several other Charles Darwin Research Station volunteer librarians to publish a peer-reviewed article titled, "Cataloging in a Remote Location: A Case Study of International Collaboration in the Galapagos Islands" in a special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly.

 Jacobi spent her spring semester 2008 sabbatic leave as an international volunteer librarian working at the Research Station in the Corley Smith Library on Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.  It was her good fortune to be at work when the world-renowned evolutionary biologists Rosemary and Peter Grant visited the library. The Grants were in the Galapagos to continue their studies on Darwin's finches. The Grants' research has had a seminal influence in the fields of population biology, evolution and ecology.

Above, Jacobi is pictured with Rosemary and Peter Grant outside the library. The Grants are evolutionary biologists who have studied Darwin's finches in depth on the Galapagos island of Daphne. Vice President for Academic Affairs Rhona Free said "What a perfect example of scholarly work that can be done by a librarian!"

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