Map Club, learn how to make amazing maps!

Join us for Map Club! A series of fast-paced hack sessions geared towards the rapid acquisition of skills in geospatial technology. 

Led by DSSC Spatial Research Intern, Emily Fuhrman, each session provides an informal and fun opportunity for the exploration of a web-based library or framework. Sessions will be loosely divided into three phases: background and setup, self-paced making, and sharing.

These sessions will be held in Room 215 on the lower level of Lehman Library. Please bring your own laptop. Participants should have basic facility with JavaScript.

RSVP through the library workshop page, and for any questions, please feel free to contact (

09/23, 1:00 – 3:00PM → Dynamic Mapping with Cartagen

This session focuses on Cartagen, a vector-based framework for rendering maps in HTML5.

09/30, 1:00 – 3:00PM → Simple Maps with

This session focuses on, a simple, open-source editor for map data.

10/07, 1:00 – 3:00PM → WORKSHOP — Interactive maps with CARTO

This guided session explores CARTO, a unified web mapping and visualization engine.

10/14, 1:00 – 3:00PM → Interactive Mapping with Mapzen

This session focuses on Mapzen, an open, sustainable, and accessible mapping platform.

10/28, 1:00 – 3:00PM → Dynamic Mapping with OpenLayers

This session focuses on OpenLayers, a high-performance library for rendering geographic information in web pages.

11/04, 1:00 – 3:00PM → WORKSHOP — Introduction to QGIS

This guided session explores QGIS, a free and open source geographic information system that offers powerful tools for data editing, viewing, and analysis.

11/11, 1:00 – 3:00PM → Generating Cartograms with CartoGrid

This session focuses on CartoGrid, a grid-based cartogram generator.

11/18, 1:00 – 3:00PM → Geospatial Analysis with Turf.js

This session focuses on Turf.js, a tool for in-browser geospatial analysis.

12/02, 1:00 – 3:00PM → WORKSHOP — D3.js

This guided session explores the geovisualization capabilities of D3.js, a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data.

Hope to see you there!

Reading Bias discussion series Fall 2016

Are you interested in the types of bias that exist in society? Then this group is for you! Hosted by our libraries this semester the Reading Bias group will consist of interactive discussions that explore biases, assumptions, and worldviews inherent in society via texts, e.g. articles, archives, data, and code. Readings are shared in advance to help facilitate discussions.Critical Reading Workshop_Version2
The Reading Bias discussion topics for the Fall semester are –
  • The American Dream (9/29, 6pmJournalism Library)
  • Library Collections and Archives (11/2, 6pm, Location TBD)
  • Big Data and Code (TBD)
The first discussion is on Sept. 29, 6pm in the Journalism Library.
Please register here:
Readings are here:
We hope you will join us!

Fall Semester Hours

Now that the entire university will be back in session starting September 6th, we will have longer hours. They are as follows:

Monday-Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Come by and see us during these hours, or feel to email any time.

August Library Hours

Hello, welcome, and congratulations to all the new students! I hope you are enjoying your week of orientation. We here at the library are so excited to get to know you all throughout the year. The library is located in the Stabile Student Center and to the left (big glass room, can’t miss us). jour.2010-04-08.DSC_0261.JPG.thumb.319.319.1368477310000

For the month of August we will be open to assist you the following hours:

Monday-Thursday: 1pm-8pm
Friday: 1pm-6pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Feel free to stop by, get to know us, see the space, and look at some Masters Projects from previous years. Then, starting in September, we will be open longer hours to help you make the most of your time here.

Intersession and Summer Hours

sunCongratulations for all of those who are graduating this year! You made it and we are so proud of you all!

For those who are staying with us for the summer, fear not, we are open to help you in any way we can! Our hours are as follows:

May 13th-22nd, we will be open 1pm-6pm M-F and closed Sat & Sun.

From May 23-July 31 we will be open:
Monday-Thursday: 1pm-8pm
Friday: 1pm-6pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

We will be closed May 30th for Memorial Day and July 4th for Independence day.

We can’t wait to see you in the summer months!

Spring 2016 Hours

26777r Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing winter recess. Journalism Library will be open the following hours starting January 19th, 2016.

Monday-Thursday: 1pm-8pm
Friday: 1pm-6pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 2pm-8pm

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Winter Intersession Hours

c Winter Intersession Hours begin December 23rd, 2015.
The library will be CLOSED December 24th-January 3rd, 2016. Winter hours will begin January 4th, 2016. The hours are as follows:

Monday-Friday: 1pm-6pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

We will be closed January 18th for MLK day and begin Spring semester hours January 19th.

Have a great break!