Project Description :
Our laboratory uses DNA sequences and morphological characters to investigate the diversity, evolution and ecology of armored scale insects (class Insecta: order Hemiptera: family Diaspididae), especially in tropical rainforests. We discover many undescribed species from around the world. The lab librarian is responsible for managing the lab's diverse array of interconnected information resources. These include the specimen catalog, the specimen collection (on microscope slides and in alcohol), the DNA collection, and the electronic and paper libraries of publications and illustrations. The lab librarian should be a highly responsible, organized, and resourceful person. The position may appeal to students with an interest in insects, the documentation of biodiversity, natural history collections, or library science.