George J. Aulisio, MALS
EXCELLENCE IN INTEGRATING SUSTAINABILITY INTO THE CURRICULUM
George Aulisio is an assistant professor in the Weinberg Memorial Library – more specifically, he is the Evening Supervisor and Public Service Librarian. He earned his BA from Bloomsburg University, his MS from Drexel and his MLA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Even before George took the week-long sustainability workshop, he was engaged in the sustainability movement. His projects range from simple ones like instructing students on how to economize on paper use at the Weinberg printers, to education Library users about proper disposal of waste, to the more complex as was his organization of the Weinberg Library Green Team. Team members, which include faculty, staff and students, coordinate with building maintenance, outside recyclers and others so to minimize resource use and maximize recycling effectiveness. The Team has extended its mission beyond the campus boarders and it was involved in the Lackawanna Valley Heritage Trail ceran up project.
With his colleague,
Michelle McHugh, George has made presentations about sustainability in
libraries at a number of conferences, including one in Vancouver, British
Colombia. He just learned that his
article on Green Libraries was accepted for publication in the refereed
Electronic Green Journal. George also
includes sustainability themes in his media and information technology course
and his Ethics course.