Program Schedule Forum 1: Dec 2022
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Get oriented to the forum and introduce yourself to the group
Learn more about what's planned and the DACUM activity to identify duties and tasks of GIS Librarians
Activities that capture the breadth of GIS Librarian responsibilities.
We will finish the DACUM activity and, if time allows, view pre-recorded consultation questions from real faculty engaging with GIS and discuss possible responses.
Small groups will work together to identify the potential implications and consequences of pursuing “answers” to the GIS consultation questions on infrastructure or health. All questions have social justice aspects embedded within them.
Continuing from the last activity, groups that worked on infrastructure questions will switch to the health questions and vice versa.
We'll review the day and provide an overview for Thursday.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
An introduction to the day and group discussion to frame our day.
This presentation describes the lifespan of a historical GIS project on redistricting from idea inception to publication. The project involved coordination across research team members and library staff, as well as flexibility in how research staff could turn to librarians for help troubleshooting issues related to map digitization. The talk ends with some description of the publications to have resulted from this work.
An emerging view of health centers the social determinants of health (SDOH) as a pivotal driver of health outcomes and disparities. Social, spatial, economic, political, and environmental structures contribute to individual and population-level health through built environment landscapes, pervasive legacies of racism, and policies that intersect across multiple spatial scales. Geography and GIScience have served as integral approaches to connect SDOH structures of health outcomes, building on conceptual underpinnings of disease ecology, political ecological interpretations, and the socio-ecological view of health. To advance our understanding across multiple disciplines investigating SDOH & health, open workflows and transparent science are crucial. Recent examples from the Healthy Regions and Policies Lab apply an Open Science approach to advancing health equity in studying opioid risk environments and the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a next step, the lab will be developing a new map-based search platform for SDOH data discovery that will curate and integrate validated geospatial data relevant to public health, in collaboration with librarians, computer scientists, designers, and more. Improving open workflows, data discovery approaches, and making spatial analysis more accessible has tremendous potential in unifying disciplines in a common goal to better understand SDOH and improve health equity.
Group discussion on themes and challenges presented during the workflow session on Wednesday and thoughts on the morning's presentations.
Small groups will roleplay GIS consultations, with participants taking on roles as researchers or librarians.
Activities to rapidly share the ways in which we find, use, and determine the use of open educational resources for GIS instruction and consultation.
Friday, December 9, 2022
This activity imagines the worst geospatial OER imaginable in order to identify key aspects of useful educational resources.
Using "A framework for assessing fitness for purpose in open educational resources" by Jung, Sasaki, and Latchem (2016) as a guide, this activity will help participants brainstorm features that would enhance access and use of OERs for geospatial consultation and instruction.