Jessica Benner

Jessica Benner



+1 412 268 2426

Office: WEH 4406

Sorrells Library


Wean Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

I am a GIScientist interested in understanding the motivations for collaborative mapping projects like OpenStreetMap and how these tools are used to map the physical accessibility of urban spaces. During my work at the University of Pittsburgh on a PhD in Library and Information Science and a Master of Science in GIS and Remote Sensing, I worked with many engineers and computer and information scientists. As a liaison librarian, I 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. I also aim to 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, consulting about geospatial data.