Clark Library Classes and Workshops

The Clark Library welcomes visits from academic and community groups, and also offers in-course instruction as well as workshops open the community.


Visits can focus on particular collections within the Clark Library. For example, a visit to the Map Collection usually includes a general introduction to Cartography and common map types, as well as an introduction to our collection and some of our collection highlights.

We can accommodate class visits of up to 30 students, from kindergarten through graduate level. Visits usually run anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half in length. We aim to support classroom curriculum and can work with instructors to develop a theme for the visit.

To schedule a visit, please contact us.


We offer open workshops on a number of topics, including GIS and data visualization.

Find and register for a workshop
Registering for a workshop will reserve your seat and send you reminders before the class begins. Some workshop materials are available.

Fall 2015 workshop titles will be offered for three weeks, from the end of September through the middle of October:

  • Intro to Open Source GIS with QGIS
  • Georeferencing Historic Maps and Tracing Features
  • Making Maps for Publication 
  • Working with Census Data in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • Data Visualization Strategies with R 
  • Geocoding
  • OpenStreetMap
  • Build Your Own Web Map Using Free and Open Source Tools
  • Mapping Strategies for Complex Data

Another set of workshops sponsored by LSA IT will be offered later this fall term, dates and times TBD:

  • Intro to GIS - Web (ArcGIS Online)

  • Crowdsourcing

  • Remote sensing & Image Analysis in Environmental Applications

  • Collector - Getting Started with Collecting Data in the Field

  • Advanced Collector

  • Story Maps - Tell your Story with a Map

  • Enterprise Geodatabases - Collaboration and Data Management for GIS; Protect your work

  • ArcGIS Pro is the new ArcGIS for Desktop: When should I make the transition? 

  • Survey Software and GIS - Surveys in the Field
  • R -- ArcGIS Bridge

Self-paced ArcGIS tutorials are available through ESRI's Virtual Campus Course program for UM community members.

Faculty are invited to work with us to offer in-class instruction sessions and workshops on finding and using data and using ArcGIS. Email Nicole Scholtz to schedule a session.

Examples of session topics:

  • Finding Data for use with GIS
  • Data Visualization Strategies
  • Mapping Strategies for Complex Data


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Last modified: 09/18/2015