Andria Olson

Map Librarian

(650) 725-1103

Hello! I am the map librarian at Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections where I manage and provide reference support for our circulating collection of contemporary 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 curate and create digital and physical exhibits highlighting our map collections to not only encourage research using maps but lifelong learning for all those curious. 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.

For more information on the map collections and how to navigate them, view our topic guide here

Andria Olson

Map Librarian

Hello! I am the map librarian at Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections where I manage and provide reference support for our circulating collection of contemporary 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 curate and create digital and physical exhibits highlighting our map collections to not only encourage research using maps but lifelong learning for all those curious. 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.

For more information on the map collections and how to navigate them, view our topic guide here

Education 

  • MS, Library & Information Science, Syracuse University, 2018
  • BA, Art History, Arizona State University, 2017
  • Diploma, Persian-Farsi, Defense Language Institute, 2010

Professional activities 

Archivist. Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML). 2019-present.

Spotlight at Stanford Service Team. 2019-present.

Selected publications 

Olson, A., & Renner, A. (2022). Beyond Borders: Using Maps to Explore Frontiers. National History Day, 2023. 

Olson, A. (2022). Apps for Maps: Vevue. Calafia, 2022(1), 48-50.

Olson, A. (2019). Literacy. The Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers (FWWCP) Collection.

Nelson, D. M., Olson, A. J., & Williams, D. A. (2018). Image Digitization of Earth Analog Studies for Planetary Data System Archiving. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 49.

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