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Librarian

Brian Greene

Columbia College, California

Over the past sixteen years, Brian Greene has specialized in working in small, unique libraries in a variety of settings. After graduating from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, Brian worked two seasons for the US Antarctic Program, where in addition to his full-time position, he was the coordinator of the McMurdo Station library. While in graduate school at the University of Washington, Brian was a librarian at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle where he provided research assistance to NOAA scientists. During that time, he also established library services for a local environmental engineering firm.

As an academic librarian, Brian has had stints as the Library Director at Columbia Gorge Community College in Oregon and as the science and allied health liaison librarian at Modesto Junior College. He is currently in his eighth year as the sole librarian at Columbia College, a rural college in Sonora, California, near Yosemite National Park.

Professionally, Brian serves on the board of California’s Council of Chief Librarians and is a member of the California Academic & Research Libraries Association. His recent publications cover a variety of topics and include a chapter in the American Library Association’s Academic Libraries for Commuter Students: Research-Based Strategies as well as an article in College & Research Libraries News.

When he’s not working in libraries, Brian enjoys being outside, doing everything from playing sports with his two boys and hiking in the Sierra Nevada to gardening and working on his property. He also enjoys reading, eating new foods and traveling, having visited all seven continents and 50 states.

Brian was a student on the spring 1999 voyage and is looking forward to experiencing some of the same ports of call, such as Cape Town and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as new stops in Ghana, Mauritius, and South Korea. He is traveling with his wife of fifteen years and their two sons.