George E. Clark

Lamont Library

I can help you use environment- and sustainability-related websites, books, journals, government documents, indexes, databases, and other resources across the university libraries and beyond. You can ask about the social sciences, policy studies, physical sciences, and humanities. Don't restrict yourself to environmental topics per se, but include lines of inquiry such as demographics, development, geography, regulations, water resources, natural and environmental hazards, energy, health, industry, conflict, social vulnerability, and so on.

I have some particular expertise in maps and government documents, and I LOVE general reference, which means I'm happy to help with any question, not just an environmental one. I have a Ph.D. in geography from Clark University and an M.A. in that subject from the University of Chicago. I have an M.S. in library science from Simmons College and a B.A. in geology from Earlham College. Previously, I worked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago; as a watershed management consultant to the Massachusetts Metropolitan District Commission (now the state Department of Conservation and Recreation); and as a visiting instructor at Mt. Holyoke College. I also worked as a library assistant at MIT in two areas: library materials preservation and earth, atmospheric, & planetary sciences. I also loved a temp job as a reference librarian at Lawrence Library, the public library in Pepperell, Massachusetts.


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