Nicole Olga Scholtz

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734 764 0259

260B Hatcher South
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
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Spatial and Numeric Data Librarian


As a Spatial and Numeric Data Librarian, I primarily assist users with finding data, and selecting and using GIS software and other data tools, with a focus on the geospatial. I also teach workshops on GIS tools and work with the licensing team for ArcGIS products on campus. I operate out of the Clark Library on Central Campus, as well as SAND North on North Campus.

You can book a research consultation with me, or contact me directly for assistance.

Don't see what you're looking for on the list below, but you think I might be the person to help you? Please contact me!

Concepts and methods I help with:

  • choosing a map projection
  • geographic information system (GIS)
  • finding geospatial data of all kinds, including local government data, aerial and satellite imagery, and more
  • georeferencing maps
  • digitizing features into GIS formats
  • data management for geospatial research

Tools I help with:

  • QGIS
  • ArcGIS and ESRI products, including ArcGIS Desktop (inc. ArcMap), ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Business Analyst

Data sources I help with:

  • ICPSR datasets and access
  • All Census products, including NHGIS, Social Explorer, and U.S. Census Bureau sources


I received a Master's of Information specializing in Library and Information Services from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Linguistics with a minor in Physics from Wellesley College. Before coming to the University of Michigan, I worked at a number of East Coast libraries in the conservation and preservation of books and paper.