Join other UC GIS users for the celebration of National GIS Day.
GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, is a way of analyzing spatial data to identify spatial patterns, solve problems and better understand the world we live in. With GIS we can understand climate change, disease progression, population dynamics and other phenomena of our modern world.
Sponsored by the Provost’s Office, UC Libraries, Department of Geography & GIS, Geography Graduate Student Association, and the Joint Center for GIS and Spatial Analysis, the day features Director of Education for Esri [Industry Leader in GIS software], Geri Miller and a GIS Jobs Panel. The event is free and open to all. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
Venue: Location Rm 400 ABC / Tangeman University Center
11:00 Keynote Speaker Geri Miller, Director of Education, Esri – Talk Title – “Geospatial Education in the Cloud: Today’s Workforce Skills”
Geri Miller is Director of Education at Esri. Her main role is to support academic institutions stay on cutting edge of geospatial technology. Prior to that, she was an Instructor and Technical Lead at Esri, specializing in online and onsite delivery of various geospatial technology courses. Ms. Miller is also an Associate Program Director for the Johns Hopkins University Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems program and has been a lecturer in the program since its inception. She has developed and taught a range of the GIS curriculum, including Web GIS, Spatial Analytics, Programming in GIS courses. https://advanced.jhu.edu/directory/geri-miller/
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Jobs Panel featuring
Trisha Brush, MBA PMP GISP DTM (Director Information Systems and Analytics at Planning and Development Services of Kenton County)
Kelly Wright, M.S., GISP (GIS Analyst at City of Monroe)
Gabriela Waesch (GIS Analyst at OKI Regional Council of Governments)
Madison Cox (Geospatial Data Scientist at Sanitation District No. 1 of Campbell and Kenton Counties)
A power outage is scheduled for UC’s primary Data Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, and lasting as late as 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 8. Electrical maintenance will be performed in the Data Center during this time.
More information, and a list of UC services that will be affected during the outage, can be found in this news post.
The University of Cincinnati Libraries website (libraries.uc.edu) will remain up and available during the outage; however, some parts of the website will be unavailable.
The parts of the site that will be unavailable during the outage are:
• Browzine integration with Summon
• The staff directory
• The student employment application
• Some Contact Us forms
• The “Journals” and “Books” search tabs on homepage
• My Library Record
In addition, the following library sites/services will be unavailable during the outage:
Kyle McGill is the new GIS research consultant in the UC Libraries Research and Data Services Unit.
Kyle is a Master’s student in the Department of Geography and GIS. He completed an undergraduate degree in Geography, but also took classes in Urban Planning, both at UC. His primary interests are in remote sensing and environmental geography. He tends to spend his free time reading science fiction, playing video games, or playing with his two cats, Jojo and Nebula (pictures below).
Kyle is here to help you understand how to use GIS software, think about project plans, and find data for your project. He can share information, offer advice, and even partner on projects on a case by case basis. Please come by the Data & GIS Collab, located in the Geology Math and Physics Library (240 Braunstein Hall).
Marcia will be responsible for overseeing core library operations for the GMP Library. This work includes managing the service desk, responding to user questions and requests for library materials and overseeing the routine maintenance of library collection and spaces. She will supervise student assistants at the GMP Library and assist with the overall supervision of students at the other Science & Engineering Library locations.
Ms. Johnson graduated from Northern Kentucky University (NKU) with a degree in communications and minored in biology and sociology. Prior to accepting this position, she served the past seven years as the library specialist III/ FDLP & ASERL coordinator – government documents/intellectual property & copyright (USPTRC – United States Patent & Trade Resource Center) at the W. Frank Steely Library at NKU. For 16 years, she was also the coordinating manager of the Steely Library Media Collections and SWON Media Specialist, managing the daily operations, access and circulation of Steely’s media library and SWON’s media collection. Marcia brings extensive experience in library operations and student supervision, as well as several library related certifications.
Welcome, Marcia, to the Science & Engineering Library, UC Libraries and all of UC!
Today we officially welcome our new dean and university librarian Elizabeth Kiscaden on her first day at the University of Cincinnati Libraries.
Dean Kiscaden comes to UC from Creighton University where she was university librarian and assistant vice provost of library services. While at Creighton, she worked to modernize legacy library systems and infrastructure to support an anytime, anywhere, any device philosophy and oversaw the development of a single library enterprise, bringing together campus and health sciences libraries. She has extensive experience administering large grants and library services to support academic programs, faculty teaching and student learning. Her research largely focuses on consumer health information.