Laura Kane McElfresh, she/her/hers Cartographic Metadata Librarian (Assistant Librarian)

Laura McElfresh, from the chest up, wearing a black shirt and a solar system necklace.
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Position title
Cartographic Metadata Librarian (Assistant Librarian)
Libraries department
Cataloging, Metadata, and Digitization Services


Master of Library Science, Syracuse University, 2002

Master of Science, Mathematics, University of Houston, 1998

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Rice University (Houston, TX), 1995


I'm responsible for providing access to cartographic materials in all formats, including print and digital maps as well as GIS data and resources. I create and refine descriptive records in the library's catalog and lead projects to catalog previously uncataloged materials. Working with the Borchert Map Library and with other metadata creators and analysts in the Data Management & Access unit, I assist in the development of standards and best practices for map and geospatial metadata.