Eileen Harrington

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Assistant Director and Health & Life Sciences Librarian


Eileen Harrington is the Assistant Director of the Priddy Library and the Health & Life Sciences Librarian at the Universities at Shady Grove. Previously, she oversaw the Naturalist Center at the California Academy of Sciences, a natural history museum, aquarium and planetarium in San Francisco, CA. Eileen has been a formal and informal educator both in the United States and in Latin America.  Her research interests include public engagement with science, science information literacy and environmental education. She has a bachelor of arts in environmental studies and biology from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, a master’s degree in environmental studies from York University, Toronto, and a master‘s degree in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.