Friday, December 09, 2005

GIS Librarian???

Happy Friday! As you can see this post is very early. I am on my to Dallas (McKinney) for a SCAUG meeting. It is going to be a long day, but what are you going to do when you live in the sticks. I am also the new president of ETUG as of yesterday. We also have the big work holiday party this Saturday. It should be fun!! What a busy week. Have a great weekend!!

GIS Librarian?? When I heard this term the other day I wasn't sure what to think. So I did a little research. A GIS Librarian is a library professional with knowledge of GIS data models, concepts, techniques, technologies, and information and library science, and who can apply this knowledge
in collecting, organizing, disseminating, and preserving geographically referenced data, providing general help in GIS reference and in displaying geospatial data. That makes sense to me. Wouldn't it be cool to walk into your public library in the future and ask to speak to the GIS Librarian. You never know?!?!? An example of a GIS Librarian today is at the University of Texas at Arlington. You can find out more at The GIS Librarian there, MAPZ, also has a great blog. It is loaded with all sorts of information and great ideas. Check it out at

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