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Locating Libraries in the Geospatial Education Community
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinars

Locating Libraries in the Geospatial Education Community

Academic libraries across many institutions play a significant role in the development and delivery of support for geospatial data, methods, and tools on their campus. As such, academic librarians are increasingly engaging in geospatial education, through formal and informal learning opportunities, both independently and in collaboration with disciplinary faculty. By considering geospatial education through the lens of the numerous and diverse literacies expected of learners - information, data, spatial, visual, technological - the role of librarians as essential partners in a cross-disciplinary geospatial education community becomes clear. 

In this webinar, attendees will learn about ongoing efforts at two academic libraries to support geospatial education and how integrating the literacies mentioned above informs our research and teaching. Based on our experience, librarians are eager to learn from and help advance geospatial education efforts on our campuses. We hope this presentation will serve to spark ideas and start conversations between disciplinary faculty and librarians at their own institutions about our respective roles in the geospatial education community and opportunities to collaborate with one another. 

Presenters:

  • Joshua Sadvari, Geospatial Information Librarian, The Ohio State University Libraries
  • Dr. Emma Slayton, Data Curation, Visualization, and GIS Specialist, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries