By Eric Tans, Environmental Sciences Librarian, MSU Library

For those of you that do not know me, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. As the Environmental Sciences Librarian, my job is to support and assist students, faculty, and staff with teaching and research across all environmental disciplines, including water! But what does that actually mean, and how can I help you? I can share some examples to illustrate my role on campus.

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I also assist with teaching, primarily by delivering presentations to students on finding and using library resources. These sessions can happen in the library or in the classroom, but they work best when delivered in tandem with a research based assignment that can provide a framework for the session. I can customize my presentation to match your course content and I often develop an online research guide that compiles all the relevant library research tools in one convenient location. I’ve delivered library instruction to courses across disciplines and departments, including Fisheries and Wildlife, Sociology, Geography, Engineering, Lyman Briggs, and James Madison.

Eric Tans photoMy role on campus is to support student learning and research related to environmental science and water at MSU. I encourage anyone interested research collaborations, library instruction, or searching assistance to contact me at