Education Program Manager, Esri
I serve as a liaison between the education community and Esri, helping institutions enhance the educational experience, advance scientific research, provide better service, and operate more efficiently by leveraging the power of GIS.
GIS & Maps Librarian, University of Chicago
Cecilia directs the University of Chicago’s Map Collection and the GIS Hub. She provides workshops on geospatial data and is the subject specialist for Geography.
Senior Product Engineer, Esri
Data, Gaming, and Popular Culture Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
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Dr. Hannah Gunderman (any pronouns) holds a Ph.D. in Geography (University of Tennessee-Knoxville, TN, U.S.A.) and a Masters of Arts in Geography (University of Wyoming, WY, U.S.A.). In 2019, she completed a postdoctoral appointment with the UT-Knoxville working group of DataONE, an international organization aimed at providing data management education, data discovery, and community building for researchers. In 2021, she completed a Masters of Science in Information Sciences (University of Tennessee-Knoxville, TN, USA) with a focus on data curation and data management. She is the Data, Gaming, and Popular Culture Librarian in the University Libraries at CMU and the Lead for the University Libraries Data Services. She has developed many workshops and online guides for data management and provides education on data management principles for local, state, and international organizations. Her research specialties include data management and open research technique for humanities and popular culture research and exploring the impact of science fiction and video game fandom on human mobilities and emotions.
Director, Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory, University of California Santa Barbara
Maps and Spatial Data Curator, Oklahoma State University
Kevin Dyke is the Maps and Spatial Data Curator at the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Library. He graduated with a Master’s degree in geography and a minor in GIS from the University of Minnesota. After graduating he worked as a web developer for a small private GIS company in St. Paul, and then moved back to the academic world as Spatial Data Analyst/Curator at the John R. Borchert Map Library at the University of Minnesota. At OSU he curates the paper and digital map collections, teaches workshops about GIS and other topics, and provides consultations to scholars looking to include spatial analysis in their research.
Unix Admin/Programmer, UMass Amherst
University of Southern California
MLIS Student, UW-Milwaukee
GIS Librarian, University of Idaho
Bruce Godfrey is an Associate Professor and a Geographic Information Systems librarian at the University of Idaho Library. He also serves as the current Treasurer for WAML.
Assistant Professor of Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts
Senior Solution Engineer for Education, Esri
Canserina Kurnia is a Senior Solution Engineer for Education team at Esri, with main role to provide technical advice and assistance for higher education institutions in advancing their GIS technology in teaching and research. She has a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, from IPB University, Indonesia and a master’s degree in Landscape Planning from University of New South Wales, Australia. She has been working in GIS technology and Esri for more than 20 years.
Monographs & Cartographic Materials Cataloging Librarian, University of Iowa
Student, University of British Columbia
My name is Cheryl-lee Madden creating positive engagement within all diverse Vancouver communities. As your interdisciplinary community demographer, my advocacy ensures your community group’s opinions, ideas, and point of view are not only heard, understood, but has a civic-level impact – especially amidst competing voices and opinions. To achieve these GOALS, the MMC “thinking outside of the box” focus group-approach will ensure that collaborative consultative engagement works for you in all ages, demographics and skill level sets. As your community consultant, this partnership-building includes positive outcome illustration appealing to the rich diversity of Vancouver communities. Community Partnership-building involves – creating healing post-colonial space-time reclamation in collaboration with the Black Community (in cartographic Afrofuturism visualization as one example), listening to Indigenous People, People of Colour, the elderly, newcomers, refugees and all diverse groups by filing reports that voice their concerns within city hall – where it matters the most! https://cheryl-leemadden.ca/
Geospatial Librarian, University of Victoria
GIS Coordinator & Chief Cartographer, Smithsonian Institution
Daniel G. Cole is the GIS Coordinator and Chief Cartographer of the Smithsonian Institution (SI). He has worked in this position since 1990, and since 1986 has served as the research cartographer at SI. He is the project and training coordinator, and site license administrator for mapping, GIS and image processing programs at the Smithsonian. He was the geographic editor of all manuscript chapters for the Handbook of North American Indians: compiled, designed, and supervised production of nearly all maps in the series published after 1986. He also serves as GIS, cartographic and GPS consultant to other scientists, exhibit staff and illustrators both within the Smithsonian and other organizations. He has designed and created maps for multiple exhibits at the National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of the American Indian, National Museum of American History, Sackler Gallery of Asian Art, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Archives, and SI Travelling Exhibition Service. He has two research articles that were published in 2021. From June 2009 to June 2010, he was president of the Canadian Cartographic Association. He is currently the vice-president of the Cartography & Geographic Information Society. He also serves as a judge in the annual CaGIS Map Design competition.
Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
Shared Print Archive Network Coordinator, UniversityCOPPUL
Doug Brigham is the Shared Print Archive Network Coordinator at the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries. He is also the Research Data Management Librarian at the University of British Columbia.
Data Curation, Visualization , and GIS specialist, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
Emma Slayton currently serve as a Data Curation, Visualization, and GIS Specialist at the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. As an archaeologist, she focused on using computer modeling to hypothesize the location of early canoe routes in the Caribbean. Emma has experience working with GIS and other data visualization tools. This knowledge aids her work at CMU, where she plans workshops and other content to promote the use of various data visualization methods, tools, and techniques.
Map and GIS Specialist, Arizona State University
Eric is the Hub’s main frontline staff member for service related to map and GIS resources. He coordinates collection maintenance, software license distribution, workshop and event scheduling, map digitization, web map indexing, and other projects.plans workshops and other content to promote the use of various data visualization methods, tools, and techniques.
Lead Developer / BTAA Geoportal, Big Ten Academic Alliance
Eric is a librarian and a senior web application developer with over 15 years experience in higher education building complex web applications. He has extensive open source software experience. He is a core contributor to the GeoBlacklight project, and has worked as the Lead Developer for the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal for the last five years. As a consultant, Eric has helped New York University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison launch or update local GeoBlacklight installations. He is also the Co-Founder of Gimlet, an online service desk statistics platform, used by over 700 libraries internationally.
Forrest J. Bowlick
Senior Lecturer, UMass – Amherst
Forrest’s research investigates how students learn GIS, especially in the growing field of CyberGIS. Through analysis of curriculum and instruction in GIS, Forrest aims to build an evidence-based understanding of how GIS programs function, and what knowledge, skills, and practices make up the GIS degree.
Science Librarian, University of Manitoba
Grace Romund is a science librarian at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. She has been at the University of Manitoba working as a liaison librarian for seven years. She currently a liaison in the areas of environmental studies and geography. She is currently enrolled in the PhD in Education program at the University of Manitoba where her studies are focused on information and critical literacy and cross-cultural epistemologies.
Map & Government Information Librarian, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Gregory March is the Map & Government Information Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is also the subject librarian for the departments of Anthropology, Geography, and Earth and Planetary Sciences. When away from work, he enjoys spending time with family, and being outdoors kayaking, hiking, and camping.
Map Specialist, Penn State University
Heather Dohn Ross is a Map Specialist in the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information at Penn State University Libraries where she has worked for 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Experimental Psychology from Syracuse University. She helps both PSU and external patrons find paper and digital maps for professional and personal research, as well as giving seminars to professional organizations. Heather also produces interactive finding aids to enhance access to the digital map collections. She has long fostered an appreciation of maps born from a childhood of sailing and pouring over nautical charts, maps, and atlases..
University of California Berkeley
GIS Specialist, University of Iowa
Library Liaison for Computer Science and GIS Specialist, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
Jessica G. Benner is a practicing librarian and GIScientist interested in understanding the motivations for collaborative mapping projects like OpenStreetMap and how these tools are used to map the physical accessibility of urban spaces. As a liaison librarian, I support the School of Computer Science by maintaining robust collections and subscriptions, providing assistance with research data management, and finding novel solutions to unique challenges within CS learning and scholarship. As a GIS Specialist, I support students, faculty and researchers using spatial analysis and GIS in their work by providing instruction sessions related to spatial information, data and tool literacy, consulting about geospatial data. various data visualization methods, tools, and techniques.
Geospatial Data Analyst, Arizona State University
Jill is responsible for the collection, processing, documentation (metadata), and dissemination of the thousands of geospatial datasets and other digital assets made available through the ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub.
John H Clark
Geospatial Services Librarian, Lafayette College
Geospatial Information Librarian, The Ohio State University
Sessional Instructor, University of British Columbia
My name is June Skeeter, I am a white settler and immigrant from the United States who has been living as an uninvited guest on unceded Coast Salish Territory for six years. I am non-binary and my pronouns are they/them/theirs. I am a geographer, researcher, and educator with a passion for social and ecological justice.
Map Librarian, Liaison to Geography, University at Buffalo
Kim Plassche is Map Librarian and liaison to the Geography department at the University at Buffalo (UB). Her current research interests are the evolution of map and geospatial librarianship and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the careers of tenure-track librarians. Prior to joining the University at Buffalo Libraries, she worked in public and corporate libraries in reference, research and management roles. Kim holds a BS in Environmental Science and an MLS, both awarded by the UB. When she isn’t working, Kim is keeping up with her husband (also a librarian), her energetic toddler, a hyper puppy and two lazy cats.
Special Collections Curator, UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library
Dr. Maria A. Jankowska is a Social Sciences Librarian at the Charles E. Young Research Library at University of California, Los Angeles. UCLA. She serves as liaison to the Economics and Geography Departments, coordinates Federal Depository Library Program, and manages the UCLA Library’s Henry J. Bruman Map Collection. In 2016 she revived Librarian of the Year award. This award recognized Maria’s efforts to support the use of Bruman Map Collection, enabling UCLA to keep its baseball stadium on VA property. In 2019 she was awarded a LAUC Research Grant for the project Importance of historical landscape: Mapping Bamberg settlers in Greater Poland. Maria created (in 1994) and has served since as Editor in Chief of the Electronic Green Journal published by eScholarship. She authored many articles in the refereed journals and edited Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries, published by the Library Juice Press in 2014.
Director of Maps, Imagery, and Geospatial Services, Arizona State University
Matthew leads engagement, technology, collections, and research initiatives at the ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub.
Special Collections Curator, Free Library of Philadelphia
Megan MacCall is the Special Collections Curator of Maps at the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she manages a collection of over 130,000 cartographic materials dating from the late 17th century through the present. She has several years’ experience managing special collections, digital projects, and exhibitions and has an M.A. in Art History and Certificate of Graduate Study in Museum Studies from Northern Illinois University. Her research interests include women in mapmaking, Indigenous mapping, and artist maps, as well as a general enthusiasm for history and visual culture.
Spatial Data Analyst and Curator, University of Minnesota
Melinda Kernik is Spatial Data Analyst and Curator for the University of Minnesota Borchert Map Library. She helps researchers document and organize spatial data submitted to the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM). She also provides support for spatial digital humanities projects and consults with academics from a wide range of disciplines about using Story Maps in their outreach, research, and classrooms.
Geospatial Information Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Rebecca Seifried is the Geospatial Information Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She earned a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016 and went on to complete a two-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellowship in Europe. Broadly, her research applies geospatial technology to the study of archaeological landscapes in the eastern Mediterranean, particularly by using aerial photos and satellite imagery to identify built features and by using least-cost analysis to model the routes of historical travelers. At UMass, she provides consultations and instruction to support GIS users across the campus community and beyond.
Student, Arizona State University
Remi Tuijl-Goode is an undergraduate student at Arizona State University, pursuing concurrent degrees in Music and Art History. She has been a student worker at the ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub, indexing and designing a StoryMap for the 1920s USGS Plans and Profiles of the Colorado River. With the intention of working in art conservation, Remi views her recent experience using a physical map collection to create digital, educational content as another way of aiding in the accessibility of cultural and historical materials.
Librarian III, University of Lethbridge
Rhys Stevens is an academic librarian (Librarian III) at the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He has subject liaison responsibilities for Geography, Maps & Government Documents, Anthropology, Archaeology and Spatial/Numeric Data and supports the Alberta Gambling Research Institute in the role of Librarian & Information Specialist.
Arizona State University Library Map and Geospatial Hub
Data Services Team Librarian, Simon Fraser University
Library Associate, Texas A&M University
Shelby Hebert is a Library Associate working with the map collections at Texas A&M University Libraries. She is interested in exploring the intersection of libraries and social justice movements and the ability of libraries to lift from the margins. She will graduate with her Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in December 2021.
Assistant Professor | Curator, Texas A&M University
Sierra Laddusaw is an Assistant Professor at the Texas A&M University Libraries. She is the Curator of Digital Scholarship, Curator of Maps, Co-curator of the Floyd & Louise Chapman Texas & Borderlands Collection, and Co-curator of the Jeff Dykes Range Livestock Collection at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives. Sierra’s research interests lie in mapping of ideas and imaginary places and the use of cartographic resources in non-traditional fields of study. She has curated a collection at the University Libraries of materials that blur the line between cartography and art.
University of California Berkeley
GIS Specialist, Penn State University Libraries
Tara Anthony is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist and Interim Head of the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information at Penn State University Libraries. She received her Master of Education (Lifelong Learning and Adult Education) at Penn State, a Master of Science at Michigan State University (Geography), and undergraduate degree in Geography from Colgate University. She has been at Penn State since 2013 providing individualized geospatial consultations to Penn State users, geospatial workshops and webinars, and supporting geospatial initiatives of the University Libraries. Prior to working in academic libraries, she worked in roles related to geospatial satellite imagery processing and collection.
Map and Spatial Data Librarian, Indiana University
Theresa Quill is the Map and Spatial Data Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington. She supports research and teaching in the areas of maps, Geographic Information Systems/Science (GIS), and spatial data, liaises with the Department of Geography, and manages collections for these areas. Theresa also teaches a workshop series on digital mapping called Cartoshop. Her professional interests are focused on humanitarian mapping, critical cartography, and spatial humanities.
Founder, The The Digital Gallery
Tom Paper is the Managing Partner of Webster Pacific and the Founder of The Digital Gallery. Originally from Minnesota, Tom has three sisters and went to a summer camp in Northern Minnesota where he experienced wilderness canoeing expeditions and was often the navigator, displaying an early appreciation for maps. He attended Williams College, where he studied economics and environmental studies. After receiving his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford, Tom was president of two manufacturing businesses, before establishing Webster Pacific in 2003. Today, it is a ten-person consulting firm which helps companies make better decisions using data, geospatial analytics, a lot of common sense and a little bit of wisdom. The Digital Gallery was created because of Tom’s passion for maps and numbers; its mission is to help people learn through the power of maps, images and stories. Tom is married to Eleanor Bigelow, with whom he has raised two children. He lives in San Francisco.