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Matthew Parsons: Education & Background

Geospatial/GIS, Earth Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Disability Studies

Education, Professional Memberships & Awards


  • MS Library & Information Science; University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 2000.
  • BS Interdisciplinary Science w/Geology Minor; South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD; 1997.

Continuing Education:


  • GIS Academy; King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA, January 10-14, 2011.
  • Summer Institute on Data Curation: Research Data in the Earth and Environmental Sciences; Data Curation Education Program (DCEP) at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, May 17-20, 2010.
  • CFR 250: GIS in Forest Resource; University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Fall Quarter, 2003.


Professional memberships:

  • American Library Association (ALA)
    • Map & Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT)
  • Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML)
  • Geoscience Information Society (GSIS)
  • Society for Disability Studies (SDS)


  • ALA Emerging Leader, 2007


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