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.
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
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.
University of Victoria
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.
Geospatial Librarian, University of Victoria
The Ohio State University
Research Assistant, University of Manitoba
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.
Geospatial Information Librarian, The Ohio State University
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.
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.
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.
Director of Maps, Imagery, and Geospatial Services, Map and Geospatial Hub, Arizona State University
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.
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.
Head of Research Data Services, University of Texas at Austin
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arizona State University
Arizona State University
Japanese Maps Collection Student Assistant, The Ohio State University
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.