By: J.D. Ross
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Frederick Stoss, a 1982 graduate of the Library and Information Science program at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) has received the first Friend of the National Library of Aruba Award for his work on green education programs and for creating the library’s Caribbean Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Program.

Stoss, associate librarian and subject specialist for biological and environmental sciences and mathematics at the University at Buffalo was presented with the award at the third annual Green Education Symposium Aruba, held this spring and attended by more than 2,700 students and experts in many aspects of ecological science and sustainability.

A dedicated environmental researcher and advocate since his days as a student, Stoss holds degrees in biology and zoology in addition to his MLIS from Syracuse.

His research efforts in toxicology and environmental health span over a decade, and he has dedicated his professional life to sustainability research and environmental advocacy.

With more than 100 articles professional presentations in the areas of environmental science and library science to his credit, Stoss has been cited as a climate leader in the United States by the Climate Reality Project, which is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis.

While at Syracuse, Stoss created the first national acid rain database. That project led to his work as a co-editor for “Trends: A Compendium of Data on Global Change,” the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s award-winning comprehensive global climate change reference work, where he worked while conducting research with the University of Tennessee. 

At the University at Buffalo, Stoss is currently helping the University’s library system manage new information and data on environmental knowledge and scientific literature.