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Fred Stoss is a science librarian with skills to help journalists and writers identify and obtain high-quality scientific and technical references and other data and information resources. This service allows journalists and writers the advantage of a point of access to the scientific and technical literatures in many disciplines. Fred Stoss is the Biological and Environmental Sciences and Mathematics Librarian in the Arts & Sciences Libraries' Science and Engineering Library at the SUNY University at Buffalo. In addition to his Master in Library Science Degree from Syracuse University, Fred holds undergraduate and graduate (MS) degrees in biology and zoology (aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology). He has eight years of research experience in the area of environmental health and toxicology, and 27 years in the area of information and library science. As an information professional and librarian, he has worked in the Center for Chemical Hazard Assessment at the Syracuse Research Corporation, the Center for Environmental Information (where he developed and managed the Acid Rain Information Clearinghouse, a special information resources sharing program), and the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is widely published with more than 100 articles, and more than 100 professional presentations in the areas of environmental science and library science. He is a co-editor of the first three print editions of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's award-winning report, "Trends: A Compendium of Data on Global Change." He has also published and presented on the World Data Centers, global climate change and green and sustainable libraries. He is a member of the American Library Association, and served on the ALA Libraries Build Sustainable Communities project. He is the current Chair of the ALA Task Force on the Environment and is the creator and moderator of the ALA Green Libraries Community of ALA Connect. He is also a member of the New York State Outdoor Education Association, the North American Association for Environmental Education, and the American Institute of Biological Sciences. He is an avid fly fisherman.
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