David's role in the library
I am the GIS Reference and Instruction Specialist for the Stanford Geospatial Center at Branner Earth Sciences Library. I provide GIS consultation and reference support to Stanford students, staff and faculty. My primary role is to facilitate the use and understanding of GIS software, and the application of geospatial science, to help patrons with their research. Much of my time in that role is spent conducting one-on-one consultations, training users on GIS software, finding spatial data, and helping design spatial analysis. In addition to one-on-one consultations I also coordinate and occasionally present our ongoing series of workshops in GIS (Introduction to ArcGIS, GIS Data Creation & Management, Spatial Analysis, Google Earth & Google Fusion Tables).