Sustainability and Librarianship: An Interview with Library Journal’s Mover & Shaker Madeleine Charney

Every year, Library Journal recognizes 50 people around the world who are redefining what it means to be a librarian. Known as Movers & Shakers, these individuals fall into one of six categories: Advocates, Change Agents, Community Builders, Digital Developers, Educators, and Innovators. As supporters of the Academic Movers & Shakers program, we sat down with a few of the winners from over the years to learn just how they move and shake.

In the first installment of six interviews, we sat down with Madeleine Charney, a Sustainability Studies Librarian at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Between bringing Annie Leonard to school for Earth Day, founding a sustainability curriculum fellowship, and blending smoothies by pedaling a bike, Madeleine redefines what it means to be a librarian.

Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing five more interviews in which we engage with librarians on their passions, successes, and lessons learned in the field. Next up? Ann Snoeyenbos, the International Sales & Special Markets Manager at Project Muse.

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