Andria Olson

Map Librarian, Stanford University


Hello! I’m the Map Librarian at Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections at Stanford University. I manage and provide services and support for our contemporary paper map collection and manage our maps digitization program for Branner and the David Rumsey Map Center. Along with managing our processing and cataloging efforts, I also work closely with our GIS team in developing our data collections and catalog and provide instruction for ArcGIS StoryMaps to our community.

Angela Lee

Director of Education Solutions, Esri


Angela Lee is the Director of Education Solutions at Esri. She leads outreach to educators, librarians, students, and administrators, promoting a geographic approach to learning and problem solving. She also manages Esri’s product offerings for educational institutions. As a graduate student at the University of Minnesota, she worked in the Borchert Map Library.

Ann Marie Davis

The Ohio State University

Brynn Kramer

Cartographic Project Metadata Librarian, Stanford University


Brynn is the Cartographic Project Metadata Librarian for the Conrad Collection on Dutch Waterways at Stanford University. She previously worked at the David Rumsey Map Center, cataloging historic maps and remediating metadata for digital materials. She holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science and believes that every map is worth exploring.

Christopher J.J. Thiry

Map & GIS Librarian

Colorado School of Mines

Christopher J.J. Thiry has been the Map & GIS Librarian at the Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library since 1995.  Previously, he worked in the Map Division of the New York Public Library.  He holds a BA in history and a MILS from the University of Michigan.  He has taught numerous workshops including some in the United Arab Emirates regarding map librarianship, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), map resources, and map cataloging.  He completed a summer internship at the Library of Congress’ Geography and Map Division.  He has been the President of the Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) twice, and has hosted a WAML meeting on 2 occasions and shepherded it once more.  He is the editor of the 3rd edition of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Guide to US Map Resources, and creator of the “Clearinghouse of GIS-made indexes to paper map sets”.  He has done extensive research on the history of race-based covenants in Jefferson County, Colorado. 

Claire Wright

University of Victoria

Daniel Dotson

Professor, The Ohio State University


Daniel Dotson is a science librarian at The Ohio State University where is is a liaison to six academic departments, several of which work with geospatial information.

daniel Brendle-Moczuk

Geospatial Librarian, University of Victoria


Evelyn Seitz

The Ohio State University

Hafizat Sanni-Anibire

Research Assistant, University of Manitoba


Jo-Ann Wong

Librarian II, New York Public Library


Jo-Ann Wong currently works as a Librarian II at the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at New York Public Library. Prior, she worked as a General Librarian at Queens Public Library and as a Librarian at the Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library of the Grand Lodge of New York. She received her MLIS degree with a Certificate in Archives at Pratt Institute. Jo-Ann is also a graduate of SUNY Geneseo where she studied English Literature and Mathematics.

Joshua Sadvari

Geospatial Information Librarian, The Ohio State University


Julie Tanaka

Director of Special Collections and College Archives, Occidental College


Julie Tanaka is Director of Special Collections and College Archives at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA and, previously, was Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and Interim Head of Distinctive Collections at Arizona State University. She specializes in early printed books in Western Europe and multi-disciplinary approaches to special collections.

Keshav Mukunda

Research Data Librarian Simon Fraser University


Keshav Mukunda is a Research Data Librarian at Simon Fraser University, providing research data management support and training to the university community. In an earlier role, Keshav was very briefly a GIS Librarian and liaison for Geography.  Before he was a librarian, Keshav taught mathematics at the University and has a PhD in analytic number theory.   

Louise Ratliff

Retired, University of California – Los Angeles

Louise Ratliff was formerly the Social Sciences and Map Cataloging Librarian at UCLA from 1997-2019.  She retired from UCLA in July 2019 after 33 years there, and continues to be engaged in the cataloging of sheet maps and atlases at the Family History Library of the Southern California Genealogical Society, located in Burbank, CA. She is a current member of WAML and the California Map Society. After rescuing several older volumes of Baedeker travel guides in the mid-1990s, she noted the detailed maps of countries, neighborhoods and buildings such as the Louvre in Paris, and decided to learn more about the history of these early popular guidebooks.

Matthew Toro

Director of Maps, Imagery, and Geospatial Services, Map and Geospatial Hub, Arizona State University


Meagan Trott

Cartographic Project Assistant, Stanford University


Meagan is the Cartographic Project Assistant helping to catalog the Conrad Collection on Dutch Waterways at Stanford University. Prior to this, she worked for Stanford’s maps digitization program, wrangling metadata and ushering scanned maps into the digital repository. She hold a Bachelor’s in Fine Art and German Studies from Carnegie Mellon University and moonlights as an illustrator in the video game and tabletop game industries.

Méch E. Frazier

Geospatial and Cartographic Specialist, Northwestern University


Méch E. Frazier is a Geospatial and Cartographic Specialist at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Trained in interdisciplinary social sciences, she studied anthropology and biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before continuing her studies at Arizona State University in anthropology. While at ASU, she used GIS to examine connections between prehistoric Mexico and the Southwest United States. She has completed GIS-oriented field work in Wisconsin, Illinois, Costa Rica, Belize, and Mexico. Her research interests include spatial statistics, interpolation methods, and data literacy.

Meg Miller

GIS & Data Visualization Librarian, University of Manitoba


Meg Miller is the GIS & Data Visualization Librarian at the University of Manitoba. In her role she supports researchers across all areas of campus with their research visualization needs.

Michael Shensky

Head of Research Data Services, University of Texas at Austin


Paityn Schlosser

GIS Researcher and Multimedia Assistant, Arizona State University


Paityn Schlosser is a senior undergraduate student studying Geologic Sciences and Parks and Protected Area Management at Arizona State University. She works at ASU’s Map and Geospatial Hub as the GIS Research Assistant for the Dutton’s Atlas project. In that role, she works to produce multiple media components based on geospatial and cartographic resources. Outside of the Hub, Paityn can be found traveling the state in her vintage travel trailer “Deb” with her pup Alaska, seeking out the geologic wonders of Arizona. After graduation, she strives to work for the U.S Geological Survey.

Rebecca Seifried

Geospatial Information Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Rebecca Seifried joined the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2019 as the campus’s first Geospatial Information Librarian. 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 focusing on archaeological applications of GIS. She has published on least-cost analysis, viewshed analysis, and landscape archaeology more broadly in Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Levant, and Hesperia, among others. At UMass, she has spearheaded the Libraries’ new GIS services initiatives, including developing a local GeoBlacklight instance for patrons to discover its digital geospatial holdings and supporting GIS instruction across the campus community. In 2022, she joined the WAML Executive Board as Secretary.

Ryan Ehrfurth

Digital History and Maps Librarian, State of Arizona Research Library- Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records


Ryan Ehrfurth is the Digital History and Maps Librarian at the State of Arizona Research Library. He manages the Arizona Memory Project, a free online platform for digitized historical content. He also manages the Library’s Special Maps collection and assists the Federal Documents Librarian with maps produced by the United States federal government. He also has served as Research Support for the Arizona State Board on Geographic and Historic Names.

Sarah Zhang

Librarian for Geography, GIS &Maps, Simon Fraser University


Sarah Zhang is the Librarian for Geography, GIS & Maps at Simon Fraser University. Sarah holds a Master of Library and Information Studies and a Master of Science in Ecology. As an immigrant, she is constantly inspired by the cultures around her. She is passionate about lowering the bar to entering GIS/mapping for students, researchers and the public.

Sierra Laddusaw

Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith


Sierra Laddusaw is an Associate Librarian at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. As the Scholarly Communication Librarian at the Boreham Library, she provides vision and strategic direction for digital initiatives, open access, and scholarly communications. Her research interests include popular culture in libraries, collection access, and bibliometrics. Sierra earned her Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University.

Stephen Pyne

Arizona State University

Stephen Semken

Arizona State University

Takuma Goto

Japanese Maps Collection Student Assistant, The Ohio State University


Tara Anthony

GIS Specialist, Penn State University Libraries

Tara Anthony is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist and Interim Head at the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information at Penn State University Libraries. 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. She received her MSLS (Information and Library Science) at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Master of Education (Lifelong Learning and Adult Education) at Penn State, a Master of Science (Geography) at Michigan State University, and undergraduate degree (Geography) at Colgate University.  

Wilsinia C. Ocasio

Director of Prattsburg Free Library in Prattsburgh, NY and MLIS student at SUNY Albany


Wilsinia C. Ocasio is the director of Prattsburg Free Library in Prattsburgh, NY. During her tenure, she has prioritized diversifying the library’s collections and also began the library’s small but promising young adult graphic novel collection. She is also currently pursuing her M.L.I.S. at University at Albany, SUNY. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and British Literature from Nyack College and a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research.