Emily Prince

Cartographic Metadata Librarian

I catalog cartographic resources for the David Rumsey Map Center and the Branner Earth Sciences Library, specifically focusing on rare and anitquarian maps and atlases.  I also provide reference services at the DRMC, including demonstration and assistance for advanced searching in SearchWorks. In addition, I create visual instructional materials. 


  • MLIS Library and Information Science (2013), San Jose State University
  • MFA Art Practice (2008), University of California, Berkeley
  • BA Studio Art / BA Psychology (2003), Stanford University

Professional activities 

Western Association of Map Libraries, 2011-present

Descriptive Bibliography, California Rare Book School, 2015

History of Maps and Cartography, California Rare Book School, 2013

More about me 

With a background in art, I have a particular interest in the material history of maps, including engraving processes, printing, and bookbinding, which I seek to understand through hands-on experience.  In 2013, I interned at the Stanford Conservation Lab with Paper Conservator Deb Fox and learned how to perform basic paper conservation treatments.  Fun fact: my great-grandfather's grandfather clock resides in the University President's office.