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Alaska Resources Library & Information Services

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Alaska Resources Library and Information Services provides universal access to natural and cultural resources information. The library staff and ARLIS’s federal, state, university, and future partners recognize that improved understanding of Alaska’s resources facilitates wise development, conservation and management.ARLIS serves the diverse information needs of its customers in an unbiased and effective manner.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Celia Rozen
Helen Woods
Librarian expertise: 

Celia: Collection Development Coordinator 
Agency liaison: Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Expertise: Fisheries, Wildlife, Legal research, collection development

Helen: Reference Services Coordinator
Agency liaison: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council
Expertise: Oil spill research, environmental impact, fisheries, reference services

celia at arlis dot org, 907-786-7676
helen at arlis dot org, 907-786-7660

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is a private, not-for-profit environmental research and education organization in Millbrook, N.Y. For more than twenty-five years, Cary Institute scientists have been investigating the complex interactions that govern the natural world. Their objective findings lead to more effective policy decisions and increased environmental literacy. Focal areas include air and water pollution, climate change, invasive species, and the ecological dimensions of infectious disease.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Amy Schuler
schulera at caryinstitute dot org

Climate Nexus

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Climate Nexus is a strategic communication organization dedicated to changing the conversation on climate change and energy issues in the United States.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Philip Newell, Senior Creative Media Manager
pnewell at climatenexus dot org

Conservation International

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Since its founding in 1987, Conservation International (CI) has become one of the largest conservation organizations headquartered in the United States, with scientists, policy workers, and other conservationists on the ground in more than two dozen countries.  Through a foundation of work in science, partnership, and field demonstration, we aim to influence sustainable global development, demonstrating to governments, institutions and corporations that that valuing nature is essential for human well-being – and the well-being of all life on our planet.

Ducks Unlimited Canada

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Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Ian Glass
library at ducks dot ca

Environmental Defense Fund

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Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Shira Ronis Barkoe, Manager, Library Services
sronis at edf dot org


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FPInnovations is a world leader that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industrial and government members and partners. It is ideally positioned to perform research, innovate and deliver state of the art solutions for every area of the Forest Sector’s value chain, from forestry operations to consumer and industrial products. FPInnovations’ staff numbers more than 500. Its research laboratories are located in Québec City, Montréal and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Barbara Holder
Librarian expertise: 

·         Provide access to current scientific information, patent and business intelligence, making relevant, credible, authoritative sources available to staff to support and validate their work in a cost effective and timely manner

·         Structure and maintain FPInnovations information resources in a single, systematic and standard manner to facilitate collaboration through a standardized information architecture, document storage and retrieval to protect corporate intelligence, improve access and ensure its retention

barbara . holder at fpinnovations dot ca

John G. Shedd Aquarium


The John G. Shedd Aquarium, a nonprofit organization dedicated to public education and conservation, is among one of the world’s largest indoor aquariums. The facility houses over 32,500 aquatic animals representing some 1,500 species of fishes, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds and mammals from waters around the world.  Beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, Shedd Aquarium is known as “The World’s Aquarium.”  Since its opening in 1930, the aquarium’s mission has been to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the aquatic world.  Shedd Aquarium is committed to a number of projects designed to preserve threatened or endangered aquatic species.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Alisun DeKock
adekock at sheddaquarium dot org

Lincoln Park Zoo

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Lincoln Park Zoo inspires communities to create environments where wildlife will thrive in our urbanizing world. The zoo is a leader in local and global conservation, animal care and welfare, learning, and science. A historic Chicago landmark founded in 1868, the not-for-profit Lincoln Park Zoo is a privately-managed, member-supported organization and is free and open 365 days a year.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Lauren Terwilliger, Learning Research and Planning Coordinator, Learning Department
Librarian expertise: 

The Learning Research and Planning Coordinator supports the Learning Department and Lincoln Park Zoo staff by connecting learning research to informal conservation education practice through literature searches, synthesis of existing learning research, facilitation of logic model development and program planning, and assistance with program evaluation and assessment. Expertise includes informal education, learning research, audience research, and evaluation in informal science learning environments such as zoos and aquariums.

lterwilliger at lpzoo dot org

Metro Vancouver

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Since 1886, the communities of Metro Vancouver have cooperated in the development and delivery of services essential to our growing region. From safe drinking water and effective management of solid and liquid wastes, to world-leading collaborative governance, Metro Vancouver has a proud and storied history. Since 2002, Metro Vancouver has formally put the concept of sustainability at the centre of its operating and planning philosophy and advanced its role as a leader in making the region one which is explicitly committed to a sustainable future.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Suzanne McBeath, Corporate Librarian
Librarian expertise: 

The Metro Vancouver Library at Metro Vancouver supports regional government staff working in the areas of sustainable development, regional planning, drinking water, waste management, air quality, parks, ecological health, local agriculture, climate change, and affordable housing. Thora’s focus is on moving toward the virtual library concept and increasing information literacy of staff through training and outreach.

suzanne . mcbeath at metrovancouver .org



Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Oceana is rebuilding abundant and biodiverse oceans by winning science-based policies in countries that control one third of the world’s wild fish catch. With over 100 victories that stop overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution and killing of threatened species like turtles and sharks, Oceana’s campaigns are delivering results. A restored ocean means that one billion people can enjoy a healthy seafood meal, every day, forever. Together, we can save the oceans and help feed the world. Visit to learn more.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Tess Geers, Marine Scientist
Linda Rothbart, Librarian
tgeers at oceana dot org
librarian at oceana dot org

Resources for the Future

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Resources for the Future (RFF) is an independent, nonpartisan organization that conducts economic research and analysis to help leaders make better decisions and craft smarter policies about natural resources and the environment. For more than half a century, public private and nonprofit decisionmakers around the world have called upon RFF experts to design, analyze and evaluate policies; advise government officials on policy options; develop tools for efficient decisionmaking; create methods to accurately value intangibles; and convene thought leaders and stakeholders to discuss current and emerging issues.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Chris Clotworthy
Clotworthy at rff dot org

Rocky Mountain Institute

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Rocky Mountain Institute is an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit think-and-do tank. RMI’s strategic focus is  Reinventing Fire: mapping and driving the business-led transition from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewable energy. Key initiatives will focus on the transportation, building, industrial and electricity sectors. RMI’s innovative design techniques optimize  whole-systems, an approach which allows industries to capture benefits that would be left behind under a compartmentalized approach, a discipline we call “tunneling through the cost barrier.”

RMI’s research and consulting staff works with industry leaders and key stakeholders in three interconnected  Core Practice areas: Built Environment, Energy & Resources, Mobility + Vehicle Efficiency

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Brendan Thompson
Librarian expertise: 

Knowledge management, Sharepoint, digital libraries, competitive intelligence, reference and instruction

bthompson at rmi dot org

San Diego Zoo Global

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San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) is a conservation organization committed to the science of saving endangered species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal and plant care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature. San Diego Zoo Global operates three world-class facilities: the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.  Our conservation work takes place locally at these three campuses and reaches beyond to more than 100 conservation field projects in 35 countries.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Beth Autin, Associate Director - Library Services
Kathy Elliott, Assistant Librarian
Kate Jirik, Library Research Specialist
Librarian expertise: 

The San Diego Zoo Global Library provides information to SDZG staff and volunteers, supporting their diverse information needs in answering the call to end extinction. Subject areas include conservation, ecology, zoology, animal husbandry, horticulture, botany, and veterinary medicine

bautin at sandiegozoo dot org
kelliott at sandiegozoo dot org
kjirik at sandiegozoo dot org

School for Field Studies

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For more than 30 years, The School for Field Studies (SFS), the United States’ largest environmental study abroad program for college undergraduates, has combined hands-on, multi-disciplinary environmental studies with scientific research to propose sustainable solutions to critical environmental problems. SFS students and researchers work with local communities to discover practical ways to manage their natural resources.  SFS students undergo a transformational experience through their abroad learning that helps them to advance their careers as skilled professionals and to become globally aware citizens. SFS research and program centers are located in eight countries: The Turks and Caicos Islands, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Tanzania, Bhutan, Cambodia, and Australia.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Dr. Mark Seifert
Abigail Stryker
academics at fieldstudies dot org

The Nature Conservancy

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The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Sarah Kate Nomura
s dot k dot nomura at tnc dot org

Union of Concerned Scientists

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The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. Through independent, objective and inter-disciplinary scientific research and analysis, UCS develops and promotes innovative and effective solutions for a healthy environment and a safer world. We collaborate with respected researchers around the world and across a wide range of disciplines, and together with concerned citizens, we actively engage policymakers, the media, and other organizations to extend the reach of our work and drive positive change.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Joy McNally Brandow
jmcnally at ucsusa dot org

Wildlife Conservation Society


The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Kerry Prendergast
kPrendergast at wcs dot org

World Resources Institute

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WRI is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action.  We work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges.  WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future. 

Librarian/IELC contact: 
Mary Maguire
mmaguire at wri dot org

World Wildlife Fund

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WWF's mission is to secure a future where people live in harmony with nature.  For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.