Ms. Antonelli is co-editor of the forthcoming Greening Libraries (Library Juice Press, 2011), a collection of essays, papers and articles on various aspects of the green library movement. She received her certification as a Permaculture Consultant in 2005. She is also a member of the Envision 2020 Energy Conservation Task Force which is a Greater Mankato community task force focusing on reducing energy consumption in our city and the surrounding area and serves as a member of the Environmental Committee at Minnesota State Mankato. On Dec. 5, 2008, Ms. Antonelli presented an invited program on “The Greening of Libraries” at the 2008 Annual Symposium of the Association of College and Research Libraries / Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter.
Her varied resume includes numerous articles, reviews and presentations on other topics, and she is the creator/owner of the Green Libraries website http://www.greenlibraries.org/.
Carl Adkins is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Research and Instructional Services Department at the University of North Texas. He is receiving his MLS this December 2010. Carl has worked in academic libraries for two years prior to starting at UNT.
Marie Bloechle is the Electronic Acquisitions Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries. Her duties include assessing new electronic resources for UNT's burgeoning collection. Prior to her "We Mean Green" position, she worked in corporate libraries, most recently as a virtual librarian in the Market Research department at the Fortune 50 company Verizon Communications. She has enjoyed a variety of professional jobs and challenges throughout her 20-year library career. She currently holds a position on the Library Assembly and, in the past, served many years as the Webmaster for both SLA's Texas Chapter and the Women's Association of Verizon Employees. Marie earned her MLS from Texas Woman’s University in 1987. She is a member of the Texas Library Association and the North American Serials Interest Group.
Maria Anna Jankowska is a Social Sciences/Government Information Librarian at the UCLA Research Library. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Poznan University of Economics in Poland and an M.L.I.S. from the University of California at Berkeley. She is the founding editor of the Electronic Green Journal http://escholarship.org/uc/uclalib_egj, the first open access peer reviewed journal published since 1994 and disseminating information concerning sources on international environmental topics. For many years she was the chair of the ALA’s Social Responsibility Round Table Task Force on the Environment http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/srrt/tfoe/taskforceenvironment.cfm working on the adoption by ALA of non-chlorine paper, greening ALA conferences, and many environmental programs organized by the Task. In 2002, Library Journal named her as one of libraries' "Movers and Shakers." http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA200606.html
She was among fifty library workers chosen by their peers nationwide as people who were shaping the future of libraries. Maria was recognized for her scholarship in libraries, work on synthesizing information for Web access, promotion of environmental ethics and information, and national and international activities. In 2004/05 she was awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship. Recently, she co-authored with James W. Marcum the article on Sustainability Challenges for Academic Libraries: Planning for the Future in College & Research Libraries. The article is available at: http://crl.acrl.org/content/71/2/160.full.pdf+html
Samuel Liston is the technology manager for the Oceanside Public Library system in Oceanside, California. In addition to technological greenification, his other research interests include the changing landscape of digital licensing and improving the gathering of library statistics. He holds an MS in Library Science from Syracuse University and a smattering of Microsoft certifications.
Jim Lynch is TechSoup Global’s Co-director of TechSoup’s GreenTech program http://www.techsoup.org/greentech. Jim has led and coordinated TechSoup's work to help develop the computer reuse field over the last several years. During his 14 years at TechSoup, Jim has been responsible for developing TechSoup's environmental programs. He writes a weekly blog on green IT for nonprofits and libraries and has been interviewed extensively over the years about computer recycling and refurbishment and green IT by various newspapers, magazines, radio and other media outlets.
Dennis Massie coordinates the SHARES resource sharing consortium for the RLG Partnership and is involved with OCLC Research projects centered on sharing special collections and managing the transition from mostly print journal collections to mostly electronic.
Dennis is drawn more to the operational than to the theoretical, with a keen interest in improving processes. While for years he worked strictly for organizations whose names can be expressed as TLA's (three-letter acronyms)--the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), New York University (NYU) and the Research Libraries Group (RLG)--Dennis scored a major breakthrough in 2006 by finally gaining employment with a four-letter organization, OCLC.
Dennis holds an MLIS from Queens College, City University of New York, and a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Emerson College.
Erin O’Toole is Reference and Graduate Library Assistant Coordinator in the Research and Instructional Services Department at the University of North Texas Libraries. She received her M.L.S. from Texas Woman’s University in 1999 and worked in public libraries as a youth librarian, until moving to the UNT Libraries in 2004. Erin is the library liaison assigned to the Biological Sciences based on her B.S. in Biology and M.Ph. in Experimental Pathology, both from the University of Utah. Erin is proud to present one of the Libraries’ contributions to sustainability at the University of North Texas, where "We Mean Green."
Sarah Passonneau is an assistant professor at Iowa State University Library. She works as the assistant to the Dean. For the last three years she has been in charge of assessment. Her responsibilities in assessment led to her involvement in the library sustainability movement. She wrote a 45 page library sustainability report. A copy of the report can be found at http://instr.iastate.libguides.com/content.php?pid=26342&sid=340687
She will be presenting on her engagement and instruction sustainability activities with students. She will focus specifically on an internship for a Ph.D. student who created an A – Z Sustainability Library Guide.
Sarah Penniman is the Access Services Librarian at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA, where she is involved in circulation, interlibrary loan, reference, and bibliographic instruction. She received her Master of Library and Information Science from Drexel University in 2008, her Master of Arts in Literature from American University in 2005, and her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Dickinson College in 2003.
Cynthia Ross is the Cataloging Specialist at Cabrini College. Cindy has been with Cabrini College for over sixteen years spending the last nine years in various positions in Holy Spirit Library. Cindy has worked in interlibrary loan, Acquisitions, Serials and now Cataloging. She earned a Bachelor degree in Business Leadership, a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership, and a Masters Degree in Education.
Cindy is very involved in her local library consortia Tri-State Library Cooperative and has held various positions within that association. She is a member of the Educational Development Committee, Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee along with being the Chairperson for the Technical Services Interest Group. When she is not involved with library work, Cindy spends her leisure time reading and spending time with her husband Mike and two dogs Bruno and Lucy.
Jackie Shane is a librarian and associate professor at the University of New Mexico, where her subject expertise for the last 14 years has been science and engineering. Often called the "Eco Geek" for her workplace, Ms. Shane recently spent the last six months on a sabbatical documenting best practices for making libraries greener. She has studied Green Architecture and remodeled her own home to drastically reduce its energy consumption. The focus of her discussion on library buildings will focus on advice for those facing new construction or remodel projects, and on quick fixes that can improve energy efficiency. Emphasis will be placed on passive solar design, site selection, environmentally-friendly materials, natural lighting, and the re-use of pre-existing materials.
The intended audience is anyone who might have influence in a building design project or can provide feedback on the physical facilities of their workplace.
Sarah leads TechSoup Global’s efforts to help public libraries use technology more effectively. Most recently, she managed TechSoup’s MaintainIT Project, a three-year project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote library best practices in supporting public computers.
Prior to TechSoup Global, Sarah worked for both small nonprofit organizations and large corporations, focused on the intersections between the offline and online world. In 2000, she joined the Gates Foundation’s U.S. Library Program, and spent the next four years supporting libraries as computers and Internet access entered the nation’s public libraries. Sarah’s professional background includes experience in software development, interaction design, usability, technical publications, community development, and over a decade of designing, promoting, and advocating for library projects and programs.
Beth Filar Williams is Coordinator of Library Services for Online & Distance Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is an active member of the Green Library Group and campus Sustainability Committee and has presented on greening libraries in various locations over the past several years. Beth holds a BA in Geography from the Johns Hopkins University and an MLS from the University of Maryland. Previously she worked as a library consultant for a consortium in Colorado suporting all types of libraries, and has also been a map librarian and a middle school librarian. Visit her blog: http://greeningyourlibrary.wordpress.com/