For immediate release | June 4, 2013

LITA Web Course available: Getting Started with GIS

CHICAGO — LITA is pleased to announce the availability 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 July 8-28 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.


Melissa Prentice

Programs and Marketing Specialist

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)