Sunday, February 25, 2007

March 2007 Conference Presentations

If anyone wants to drop by and say hello, I will be holding the following two conference presentations during March:

Texas Map Society 2007 Spring Meeting
Location: Nacagdoches, TX
Dates: March 23-24
Presentation : Historical Maps & GIS: Peeling the Cartographic Layers
I will be discussing our library's current endeavors to georeference and digitize historical Texas maps and distribute the maps and vector data via Google Maps and Google Earth.

ACRL 13th National Conference
Location: Baltimore, MD
Dates: March 29 - April 1
Poster Presentation: OneBook Meets Google Maps: Engaging Freshman in English Composition Library Instruction (co-presented with Gretchen Trkay)
Our poster presentation will highlight our inclusion of GIS and demographic data into library instruction sessions for 15 freshman composition courses last semester. We developed the following web application, Mapping the Afghan Experience in the US. Click here for more information about this project.

I will post more details about these presentations as the dates get closer. Like most folks, I tend to wait until the last possible moment. We actually need to submit electronic copies of all handouts for the poster presentation for ACRL this week, so I will post more details within the next two days...