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.


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

The Learning GIS guide lists resources for learning GIS. For-credit-courses, self-paced tutorials, books, and videos are among the resources listed there, and most users of GIS will rely heavily and frequently on these for independent learning.

We occasionally offer open workshops on a number of introductory or discrete topics, including GIS and data visualization. If workshops are scheduled, they will be listed at this link:

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

Workshop materials are available for some workshops.

Previously offered workshops have included:

  • 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

Workshops are sometimes offered by LSA IT, such as these topics:

  • 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


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