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Ava Brillat's picture

Take part in the Geographic Information Librarianship Project!!

Dear Government Documents Librarians,

Greetings!  You are being invited to take part in the project Geographic Information Librarianship (GIL). The study is funded by the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  You are being invited to take part in this research study because you may be a critical agent in identifying the importance of knowledge, skills, and abilities required to curate geographic information.  The survey will ask you about your personal perceptions and opinions about your work experiences.

I know your time is valuable, but by taking a brief moment out of your busy schedule to participate in this study, you will contribute to library and information science education by informing curricula with empirical data from actual practice.

If you choose to participate, you will be asked questions related to your role as a Librarian working with geospatial data and/or Maps. The survey will take 20 - 30 minutes.  Your responses will not be linked to any personal identifier or name.

To participate click here:

I greatly appreciate your contribution to the study.

Thank you.


Bradley Wade Bishop, PhD
Assistant Professor
331 Little Fine Arts Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0224
Email: wade.bishop@uky.edu>
Phone number: (859) 257-3970

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Through grant making, policy development, and research, IMLS helps communities and individuals thrive through broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage, and lifelong learning.


Kristine Kasianovitz's picture

Hi -

Posting on behalf of Bradley Wade Bishop:

If you haven't filled out this survey, please consider doing so! There is still time!