In addition to grant funding, people in many organizations and libraries provided support and wisdom throughout this grant. I would like to thank the individuals who spent time with me at the following organizations:
Sustainable Energy Collections at Olin College
While Olin's library has collected books and materials in the area of sustainability for several years, the awarding of grant funds in the fall of 2010 allowed library staff to increase their support of the curriculum and the community be adding depth and breadth to two specific areas of sustainable energy: Native Plants and Green Buildings & Energy.
A general LibGuide to resources in Sustainability, the Environment and Green Engineering is already in place and can be found here.
In addition to the books and media material found within this guide, physical samples of sustainable materials have been added to the library's collections. This new special collection can be found on the lower level of the library.
IMLS and MBLC Support
Financial support for the materials in the sustainable energy collection is made possible with Federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.