Jessica Benner (PhD ’17) has recently joined the University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon University as the Library Liaison for both computer science and geographic information systems (GIS).

As a liaison librarian, Dr. Benner will support the School of Computer Science by maintaining robust collections and subscriptions, providing assistance with research data management, and finding novel solutions to unique challenges within CS learning and scholarship. She will also support students, faculty and researchers using spatial analysis and GIS in their work by providing instruction sessions related to spatial information, data and tool literacy, and consulting about geospatial data management.

Dr. Benner graduated from the PhD in Library and Information Science degree program in the summer. Her research interests include collaborative mapping, physical and web accessibility, and wayfinding services.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Benner on her new job!