Madeleine Charney serves as Library Liaison to the Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional Planning, the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and Sustainability Studies. She provides library research support to individuals, classes and the general public. Her areas of interest include food systems, permaculture design, and the preservation of small farms in New England.
Book and Internet Reviews
Review of the online journal launched in 2010 published in the Journal of Agricultural and...
A USDA report focusing on the period between 1997 and 2002. Provides insights into the...
The Western world tends to consider cows to be the main source of milk and...
Review of The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses, Journal of Agricultural and Food Information (2009)
The Land Institute, Journal of Agricultural and Food Information (2010)
An overview of the mission and current projects of The Land Institute in Salinas, Kansas....
Sunflower Seeds and Their Products, Journal of Agricultural and Food Information (2010)
Sunflower as a commodity for both food and seed.
One of the New Farmers Passing Through New Entry Sustainable, NOFA MassNews (2009)
Profile of an immigrant farmer's success through a Massachusetts-based program.
Hey Congress! Newest Farmers Union Chapter Coming, NOFA MassNews (2009)
New England farmers' needs are addressed through a new chapter of the National Farmers Union.
FoodRoutes Network and the Local Food Movement, Journal of Agricultural and Food Information (2009)
A feature article on the national nonprofit organization FoodRoutes Network (FRN), which describes itself as...
A Sustainability Librarian's Manifesto: Your "Take Action" Checklist, Libraries for Sustainability Webinar Series (2012)
Use this checklist to reflect on your institution's involvement in the sustainability movement. What else...
Library Subject Guides
Small Farm Business - Library Research Guide, Small Farm Business (2011)
A listing of resources for small farm management and marketing.
Food Systems - Library Research Guide, Including local food (2010)
Local food resources, at the UMass Amherst Libraries, on the UMass campus and around the...
Agriculture - Library Research Guide, Agriculture (2008)
UMass Library resources and services for Agriculture
Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning - Library Research Guide, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (2008)
UMass Library resources and services for Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
"Exploring Sustainability Practices in Libraries" - Part 4 of Webinar Series "Libraries for Sustainability" (with Bonnie Smith and Beth Filar Williams) (2012)
This webinar focused on avenues for action and collaboration. Participants received an update on new...
"Engagement in Professional Library Organizations" - Part 3 of Webinar Series "Libraries for Sustainability" (with Bonnie Smith and Beth Filar Williams) (2012)
In this third webinar, we discussed and shared opportunities for engagement in professional library organizations...
"Exploring Sustainability Practices in Libraries" - Part 2 of Webinar Series "Libraries for Sustainability" (with Bonnie Smith and Beth Filar Williams) (2012)
Various types of sustainability practices in libraries (e.g. buildings, collection development, instruction, events, collaboration) presented...
"A Call to Action" - Part 1 of Webinar Series "Libraries for Sustainability" (with Bonnie Smith and Beth Filar Williams), UMass Amherst, University of Florida, University of North Carolina Greensboro (2012)
American Library Association's Task Force On the Environment (TFOE) has been engaged in environmental issues...
Getting Closer: The Librarian, the Curriculum and the Office of Sustainability, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) (2011)
As teachers of critical thinking and sound reasoning, academic librarians play a vital role in...
PSA for UMass Amherst Liaison Librarians, UMass Librarians - We're Here for You (2010)
An invitation to work with UMass Amherst Research & Liaison Librarians
PSA for Corinne Demas event at UMass Amherst Libraries, WMUA -- UMass Amherst radio station (2009)
Aired on WMUA September 2009 to advertise an exhibit at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library...
Notable Edibles: Sound Bites, Edible Pioneer Valley: Celebrating the Food, Farms and Culture of the Pioneer Valley, Season by Season (2009)
Written by Rebecca Touger, this article describes the radio show "Farm to Fork: The Pioneer...