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February 2, 2022, 4:30 PM EST

Forever Wild in the Adirondack Mountains: Library Research for the Ecology, Hydrology and Geology in the Adirondack Park

Emily Wild, Chemistry, Geosciences and Environmental Studies Librarian, Lewis Science Library, Princeton University

Emily Wild, originally from the northern Adirondacks, is the Chemistry, Geosciences and Environmental Studies Librarian at Princeton’s Lewis Science Library. Emily has a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Hartwick College, and a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Rhode Island. From 2008 to 2018, Wild was a Librarian (Physical Scientist) at the U.S. Geological Survey Denver Library, where she helped researchers find and use science and legislative materials and provided outreach information, map instruction, and bibliographic guidance. She also developed and presented training sessions on topics such as chemical and physical properties of the atmosphere, rock, sediment, and water; crustal geochemistry and geophysics; organic and inorganic chemistry; and trends in use and availability of mineral, energy, and water resources. From January 1996 to July 2008, she was a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist (water use, groundwater, surface water, coastal waters, and water quality) in the New England states. Emily’s past field work experiences include hydrologic and hydrogeologic research in Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, as well as geologic mapping in the Grand Canyon, Arizona; O'ahu, Maui, and Island of Hawai'i, Hawai'i; San Salvador Island, Bahamas; Adirondacks, Catskills, Finger Lakes, and Hudson River, New York; Whaleback Anticline, Pennsylvania; and Green Mountains, Vermont.

By using photographs from hiking excursions and imagery from publications in the Princeton University Library’s geosciences collection, this tour of the Adirondacks will include information on local wildlife, fish, ferns, moss, trees, lakes, rivers, rock formations, mountains, minerals, natural hazards, local Mohawk (Iroquois) information and legends, and environmental regulations specific to the areas within the blue line of the Adirondack Park. The session will include how the Adirondack Mountains became "Forever Wild," and the preservation efforts of Harold A. Jerry Jr. ’41 to establish the Adirondack Park Agency.

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    February 2, 2022, 4:30 PM EST