The stegosaurus fossil located in the Earth Sciences and Map Library.

Dinosaur in the Sky

Dec. 10, 2018

You’d probably identify the giant wall-mounted fossil inside the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library as a dinosaur. If you’re a dinosaur buff, you might even suspect it’s a Stegosaurus.

Wes and Linda as graduates.

A Love Story, With Maps

Dec. 10, 2018

One recipe for enduring love: A classroom encounter, a typewriter and a 1902 map of Colorado.

One of the pieces of the exhibit.

More than Geography: Panel Conversation of the Mapping Home/Collecting Truths Exhibition

Nov. 5, 2018

In honor of Geography Awareness Week , the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library invites you to a reception and panel on Thurs, Nov 15, at 3:30 p.m., More Than Geography . The discussion, which begins at 4 p.m., engages the libraries’ current exhibition Mapping Home/Collecting Truths and...

Geography Awareness Week image.

Celebrate Geography Awareness Week with the Earth Sciences and Map Library

Nov. 2, 2018

Geography Awareness Week was created by National Geographic to help Americans make effective decisions, understand geo-spatial issues and recognize their impacts as global citizens. This year, the Earth Sciences & Map Library is celebrating with weeklong and daily events. Come to the library and celebrate with us! All Week: Where...

The Earth Sciences Week Logo

Celebrate Earth Science Week with the Earth Sciences and Map Library

Oct. 14, 2018

Earth Science Week is an international, week-long event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year’s theme is “Earth as Inspiration,” emphasizing artistic expression as a unique, powerful opportunity for geoscience education and understanding in...

GIS Day Logo

Celebrate GIS Day with the Libraries

Oct. 9, 2018

GIS Day is a worldwide event that celebrates the technology of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). As explained by GISGeography , "GIS can capture, display and analyze location data to help make powerful decisions. For example, GIS helps us understand where best to build a wind farm, predict areas of flooding...

Artwork and photographs of the environment from the exhibit

Mapping Home / Collecting Truths: Works by Indigenous and International Artists

Oct. 8, 2018

CU Boulder University Libraries invites you to Mapping Home / Collecting Truths: Works by Indigenous and International Artists at the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library , in Benson Earth Sciences . The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular library hours from now through...

Waltz Music Library

Getting the Most from Your Campus Libraries

Sept. 11, 2018

Heading to the library at CU Boulder means a trip to Norlin Library or to one of the four branch libraries: William M. White Business Library ; Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library ; L.H. Gemmill Engineering, Mathematics and Physics Library ; and the Howard B. Waltz Music...

Boulder Prep students working with government information documents and maps.

Boulder Prep High School Students Explore Indigenous History

Aug. 15, 2018

Students from Boulder Prep High School visited CU Boulder’s Earth Sciences & Map Library and CU Boulder’s Government Information Library as a part of their intensive summer classes . David Atekpatzin Young teaches an Indigenous Studies class at the high school, and initiated the trip to view CU Boulder’s map...

The Nell maps, scanned and made available online through the SIPA Micro-Grant, are currently receiving the most use of any digital collection at the library.

Colorado Historical Maps: SIPA Grant

July 18, 2018

The map collection located at the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library at CU Boulder is as impressive online as it is offline. Over the past years, the map library has been working to expand the reach of their historical maps for use not only by CU students...

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