Cartographic Metadata Librarian (Assistant Librarian)

Data Management & Access, 160 Wilson Library


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 GIS metadata.

ORCiD: 0000-0001-9530-4098


Master of Library Science, Syracuse University, 2002
Master of Science, Mathematics, University of Houston, 1998
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Rice University (Houston, TX), 1995
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