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I am Map Librarian and department head at the UCSB Library'sMap & Imagery Laboratory.

I make maps, paper and digital; curate spatial data, including the largest known collection of aerial photographs in an academic library; create datasets of interest to the UCSB community; and serve as the main point of contact for researchers using cartographic materials and techniques.

I have a continuing interest in the ways technology (most especially maps) affects our perception of the landscape and how we, as human beings, create place out of space. Important places in this equation include:

  • Cities
  • Neighborhoods
  • Libraries
  • Cyberspace


curriculum vita

the GrowBlog

the geography thing


an organization to support recreational reading at all ages

mlis portfolio

submitted in support of my MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool, April 2002.

note: Links in portfolio may be outdated.