POST: Size Matters

Academic librarians teach information literacy, visual literacy, digital literacy — but do we teach spatial literacy? This post from Kelly Johnston (GIS Specialist for the Scholars’ Lab, University of Virginia) explores the value of spatial thinking, linking out to a variety of intriguing resources and research,Ā and introduces the GeoTron 5000 tool, an app developed “to put the power of comparative geography and spatial literacy in hand.” GeoTron 5000 allows for free comparisons across the 50 US states (and the District of Columbia!); users must purchase access to geographical comparisons beyond the US.

This post was produced through a cooperation between Thomas Padilla and Brittany Wofford (Editors-at-Large for the week), Roxanne Shirazi (Editor for the week), and Zach Coble and Sarah Potvin (site editors).