Hello! I am a map librarian at Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections where I manage and provide reference support for our circulating collection of approximately 300,000 paper maps. I develop, oversee, and contribute to strategies for original and copy cataloging and digitization of newly acquired and backlogged cartographic and geospatial materials. I am keen to create an interactive environment that engages and inspires our patrons while fulfilling their research needs and center my collection development and space planning decisions on this goal.
I am also susceptible to big, complicated ideas that involve creative and innovative uses of our paper maps. Whether it be an interactive exhibit, a 3D printed surface model of the Moon, extracting data from historical maps to create a 3D digital model, or painting on our free maps, I am most fulfilled when creatively thriving alongside our students, staff, and faculty.
- MS, Library & Information Science, Syracuse University
- BA, Art History, Arizona State University
- Diploma, Persian-Farsi, Defense Language Institute
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Nelson, D. M., Olson, A. J., & Williams, D. A. “Image Digitization of Earth Analog Studies for Planetary Data System Archiving.” Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Vol. 49 (March 2018).