Laura Barnes is the Sustainability Information Curator at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. She is a degreed librarian with extensive experience in providing information services to pollution prevention engineers and environmental scientists. From 2012-2019, she served as Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable, a U.S. EPA-funded pollution prevention information center, where she facilitated networking and information sharing among pollution prevention technical assistance providers in the Great Lakes states and advised other centers in EPA’s P2Rx National Network on new ways to organize, gather, and share information. She founded and authors the Environmental News Bits blog, has taught workshops on sustainability planning for businesses and organizations, and has published several articles on greening libraries. She holds a B.A. in History and M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Laura BarnesUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign