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Ann Myatt James

Data Services Librarian
Research & User Services
Diversity Committee

Ann Myatt James is a Data Services Librarian with GW’s Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI). In this position, she works on a diverse team of librarians and information professionals who support researchers at all levels looking to find, use, analyze, visualize, publish, and preserve data of all types including quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial. Ann is especially excited to help researchers and instructors make and use maps, engage GIS and qualitative data analysis software, and create visualizations.

Ann comes to libraries with nearly 15 years of experience working with data as a geographic analyst and applied social science researcher at Penn State University, Bucknell University, University of Maryland-Baltimore, and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. which is a non-profit community development organization in Columbia, Maryland. Ann has a BBA in Management Information Systems (MIS) and an MA in Geography from the University of Oklahoma as well as a PhD in Geography from Penn State University. Preferred pronouns are she/her.

Office location
Gelman Library
Phone number
Research consultation area(s)
Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Social Sciences
Collection development area(s)
Data Science
Areas of expertise
qualitative data, quantitative data, geospatial data, GIS software, visualization, maps, social science, geography