The Library welcomes Frank Donnelly as the new GIS (Geographic Information System) and Data Librarian. Frank joins us from Baruch College CUNY where he served for thirteen years as the Geospatial Data Librarian at the William and Anita Newman Library. His work at Baruch included providing research support for courses and faculty projects along with managing a GIS lab that incorporates data creation and processing, workshops, and free and open web resources using analytical tools like Python, SQL, and GIS. While at Baruch, Frank was an affiliate of the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research.
He is the author of Exploring the U.S. Census: Your Guide to America’s Data (SAGE Publications, 2020), which serves as a researcher’s guide to understanding and accessing this vast array of demographic and socio-economic data. You can read more about Frank’s professional work on his blog, At These Coordinates.
At Brown, Frank will support growing campus needs to support data tools and methods, and will work with Library staff, campus stakeholders, faculty, and students to develop a geospatial information and data service program and infrastructure for use of data and GIS in research and teaching.