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Eric Tans

Eric Tans, Science Collections Coordinator and Environmental Sciences Librarian

Science Collections Coordinator
Environmental Sciences Librarian

Collections Management Division
Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive, W441
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-884-7808
email: tans@msu.edu

I have two roles within the Michigan State University Library: Science Collections Coordinator and Environmental Sciences Librarian. As Science Collections Coordinator I manage and supervise the science librarians at MSU, overseeing their collection development, instruction, and liaison work across science disciplines. In my position as Environmental Sciences Librarian, I am liaison to the Fisheries and Wildlife Department and the Environmental Science and Policy Program, and provide support for both teaching and research. My primary research interests focus on sustainability in libraries.



Please contact me to:

  • Request information or research assistance
  • Schedule a personal research consultation or demonstration of electronic resources
  • Arrange for a customized training/instruction session or course guide for your class
  • Suggest book or journal purchases in the areas of environmental science, ecology, and fisheries and wildlife
  • Research Guides

  • Fisheries and Wildlife

  • Red Cedar River and Watershed

  • Green Business

  • Water Research

  • Posters

  • ACRL 2015 - Green Weeding Practices and their Environmental Footprint
  • IFLA 2016 - Zero Waste: A Waste Reduction Challenge at Michigan State University Library
  • Chapters

  • Sustainable Academic Libraries: A Campus Partnership at Michigan State University. W. Leal Filho et al. (eds.), Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education, World Sustainability Series, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-47895-1_6

  • You Have the Ingredients! A Canvas for Creating Your Own Green Library Recipe. R. Pun and G. Shaffer (eds.), The Sustainable Library's Cookbook.

  • "The Earth is Flat" and Other Thresholds: A Critically Reflective Cross-Disciplinary Conversation in the Post-Truth Era. A. Baer, E. Stern Cahoy, and R. Schroeder (eds.), Libraries Promoting Reflective Dialogue in a Time of Political Polarization.
  • Tools

  • Sustainability Canvas
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