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.
Presented by Eva Dodsworth, Geospatial Data Services Librarian at the University of Waterloo Map Library in Ontario, the course is modeled on her LITA Guide of the same name.
For registration and additional information, visit: http://www.ala.org/lita/getting-started-gis