The University of Chicago Library, Research Computing Center, UChicagoGRAD, and Humanities Computing invite University of Chicago students, faculty, and staff to attend campus events in celebration of Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day.
Maps and atlases of Special Collections
Date: Monday, November 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Special Collections Research Center, Regenstein Library, 1100 E 57th St
Description: During this instructional session learn about and view historic maps, atlases, and texts held in the library’s Special Collections Research Center.
GIS careers panel
Date: Wednesday, November 15 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Classics 110, 1010 E 59th St
Description: Panelists from CTA, EPA, HERE, & Boston Consulting Group will discuss the use of GIS to enhance their work. Enjoy GIS Day cake and networking from 4:30-5:00.
Date: Thursday, November 16 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: Biological Sciences Learning Center (room 018) 924 E 57th St
Description: Drop by one of these hands-on sessions to learn basic geospatial skills and techniques by using OpenStreetMap and contributing to a humanitarian mapping project. For more information, watch the “Why map?” video.
Bringing a laptop (no tablets) is recommended, but a limited number of computers are available in the lab.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. session
4:00-6:00 p.m. session
For questions about these events, contact Resident Librarian for GIS Taylor Hixson (email@example.com). Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact Barbara Kern at 773-702-8717 for assistance.
The Library welcomes visiting participants in the Global Leadership Program for Korean Librarians, a librarian education and training program organized by the National Library Korea, which is holding a one-day workshop of lectures and tours at the University of Chicago Library. Twenty-one librarians from academic, public and government libraries in Korea will attend the sessions and have the opportunity to learn about the University of Chicago Library system and its services.
When: Friday, June 23, 2017
Where: Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122
Lectures and Tours
Yuan Zhou, Curator for East Asian Collection
- 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
The Subject Specialist in an Academic Library
Jee-Young Park, Korean Studies Librarian
- 10:35 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Instruction and Outreach at the University of Chicago Library
Rebecca Starkey, Librarian for College Instruction and Outreach
- 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Joe and Rika Mansueto Library Tour
- 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Special Collections Tour
Daniel Meyer, Director, Special Collections and Research Center
This program is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS).