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Survey for GIS & Map Librarians closes on November 21 - please participate!


If you haven't already, if you could participate in this survey of Brad's...it will help us all as a profession and specifically will help those of us with anything at all to do with cartographic or geospatial materials. 


From Brad: Many thanks to all of those that have already completed the survey.  For those of you who have not 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 are a critical agent in identifying the importance of knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform this job.  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.  In addition, these findings will help to start the discussion for a potential revision of the Map and Geographic Information Round Table's (MAGIRT) Core Competencies.


If you choose to participate, you will be asked questions related to your role as a GIS and/or Map Librarian. 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

Website: http://www.uky.edu/~bwbi222/


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.