University of Chicago (University of Chicago Library)

Log Number: LG-252392-OLS-22

The University of Chicago Library will host a series of forums to focus on the workflows of librarians and library staff charged with supporting geographic information systems (GIS) and its use across diverse academic disciplines. Organized in collaboration with the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, this project will host exchanges with librarians around their existing consulting and instructional workflows and practices, and their development and use of open educational resources. To provide meaningful relevance for the GIS librarian community, the project will ground these exchanges in concrete examples from social justice, health, and infrastructure application areas. The forum exchanges will inform the production and deployment of the commonly duplicated workflows and activities undertaken within academic library contexts to inform shared vocabularies and practices.