For immediate release | March 10, 2014

LITA Web Course available: Getting Started with GIS

CHICAGO — Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is pleased to announce the availability of Getting Started with GIS, presented by Eva Dodsworth, geospatial data services librarian at the University of Waterloo Map Library in Ontario.

This newly re-designed course is modeled on Eva Dodsworth's LITA Guide of the same name. Getting Started with GIS provides an introduction to GIS technology and GIS in libraries. Through hands-on exercises, discussions and recorded lectures, students will acquire skills in using GIS software programs, social mapping tools, map making, digitizing and researching for geospatial data. This three-week course provides introductory GIS skills that will prove beneficial in any library or information resource position. The course will run April 21 - May 11, 2014 and will consist of weekly asynchronous lectures and modules in Moodle. No previous mapping or GIS experience is necessary.

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Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) members are information technology professionals dedicated to educating, serving, and reaching out to the entire library and information community. LITA is a division of the American Library Association.


Valerie Edmonds

Program Coordinator

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)