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Colleen Beard


Map Librarian

Colleen Beard
905-688-5550 ext. 3468

Mackenzie Chown C Block, Rm.C306
Subjects:Social Sciences

My Profile

Title: Head, Map, Data & GIS Library

B.Sc., Physical Geography, Brock University
MLS, University of Toronto
Subject Responsibilities: Maps, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geospatial Data

What I do:

  • Manage the Map and Geospatial Data Collection;
  • Provide research consultations and instruction for maps, GIS and other technologies, and geospatial data use;  
  • Develop the map and geospatial data collections: maps, air photos, atlas, geospatial data;
  • Provide technical support in using geospatial data and GIS in the research process

Research Interests:

  • Enhance collections using digitization processes
  • Historical GIS - Applying GIS technologies to visualize the historic Welland Canals
  • GIS and geospatial data services in Map Libraries