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Penn State University Libraries


University Libraries' Administration


Joni Barnoff, Barbara Bellehumeur, Sarah Billman, Erin Burns, Jennifer Funk, Jane Ingold, Earl Houser, Jr, Elizabeth Long (Co-Chair), Ryan McCaughey, Verne Neff, Amy Pastor, Kimlyn Patishnock, Harlan Ritchey, Nicole Schwindenhammer, Jill Shockey, Len White,  Susan Zullinger


The purpose and scope of this committee is to provide leadership for “green” initiatives and promote environmental sustainability in the University Libraries.


  • Identify, document, and communicate best practices for Library processes incorporating green methods
  • Outreach – meet with Library departments to discuss current and future green initiatives and solicit ideas
  • Investigate and implement in the Library the University’s Green Paws program
  • Be a resource for other Library departments and activities
  • Contribute to the PSU greening program


  • Submit annual reports [July – June] of activities and accomplishments with performance metrics