Nathan Piekielek

Nathan Piekielek

Email: 
Phone: 
814-865-3703
Office Address: 
W1-B Central Pattee Library
Title: 
Kalin Librarian for Technological Innovations
Geospatial Services Librarian and Assistant Professor of Geography
Courtesy appointment in Geography
Unit: 
Department of Geography
Expertise: 
  • geographic information science
  • remote sensing and spatial analysis geospatial research support
  • landscape ecology and conservation
  • interdisciplinary social and natural science research

I am the Kalin Librarian for Technological Innovations and Geospatial Services Librarian at The Pennsylvania State University. I lead the library’s Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information where I promote and facilitate spatial literacy and the use of maps and geospatial technologies across the university. This includes the development of publically accessible map and geospatial data collections and tools, one on one and small group research consultations, offering technical and non-technical trainings and workshops, and conducting primary research. My research interests and experiences are diverse and span the fields of geographic information science and remote sensing, historical cartography, landscape ecology and conservation, human geography and mapping, and academic librarianship.