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Hannah Winkler Hamalainen

Earth Sciences Librarian


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Hannah's role in the library

I support the research needs for the School of Earth Sciences as the liaison for the Earth SystemsEnergy Resources EngineeringGeological and Environmental SciencesGeophysicsEnvironmental Earth System Science (EESS) and Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) departments. I collect materials and provide research support for these departments and their related labs and research groups.

As the Earth Sciences Librarian, I work with faculty and students to:

  • Provide instruction support for PWR courses and School of Earth Sciences undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as library tours and workshops.
  • Purchase books, journals, online databases and other resources by request for students and faculty.
  • Assist research by giving in-person and online research consultations on various topics at the Branner Earth Sciences Library.

I am also a librarian who likes rocks! W00T!

Fall 2015 Outside Office Hours 

Tuesdays from 3-5 pm Y2E2 Coupa Cafe

Course Guides by Hannah

Course number Term Guide Instructor
GES 1A Fall 2012 Introduction to Geology: The Physical Science of the Earth
GES49N Fall 2012 Field Trip to Death Valley Hannah Winkler
PWR 1CS Spring 2013 Debating the Environment Shekhar, C.
EARTHSCI 117/EARTHSYS 117 Fall 2012 Earth Systems in Hawaii Program Guide
GS 150/GEOPHYS 199 Fall 2015 GS 150/GEOPHYS 199: Senior Seminar: Issues in Earth Sciences Bird, D and Sleep, N
PWR 2KM Spring 2015 A Planet on the Edge: The Rhetoric of Sustainable Energy Moekle, K.
GES 55Q Winter 2016 GES 55Q: The California Gold Rush Dennis K Bird
EARTHSCI 180 Winter 2013 EARTHSCI 180: Introduction to Earth and Environmental Science Research Design Nevle, R.
EnvRes 200/EarthSys 200 Fall 2014 Sustaining Action: Research, Analysis and Writing for the Public (SAGE) Hayden, T.
EARTHSCI 100 Spring 2015 Scientific Research Preparation for Undergraduates Cina, S
PWR 1KMC Fall 2013 Staying Cool on a Hot Planet: Environmental Rhetoric for a Changing World Moekle, K
PWR 1MS Spring 2015 Seeing Nature: The Power of Environmental Visual Rhetoric Stroud, M.
PWR 1SI Winter 2016 Super-Storms, Polar Bears, and Droughts: The Rhetoric of Climate Change Ives, Sarah

Professional activities

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS), 2012-present
Geological Society of America, Geoscience Information Society (GSIS), 2011-present
American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2011-present
American Library Association (ALA), 2008-present, Association of College and Research Libraries, Map and Geography Round Table (MAGERT), Science and Technology Section (STS)
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), 2007-2012

Selected publications


Kellam, Lynda; Cox, Richard; Winkler, Hannah. 2009. Hacking Blackboard: Customizing access to library resources through the Blackboard Course Management System. Journal of Web Librarianship 3(4), 349-363

More about Hannah


MLIS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2011
BA, English, Guilford College, 2005
BS, Earth Studies, Guilford College, 2005