Research Support

Collaborative Lab Hours

The Collaborative Lab Hours is a staffed work time for the GIS@SMU community to work and share knowledge. The GIS staff and teaching assistants (TAs) are available for drop-in consultations during these hours.

Typical GIS staff and TA support includes:

  • Answering questions about ongoing GIS projects and homework
  • Locating spatial data sources
  • Following up on workshop questions

Drop-in consultations is an instructional service intended to help users learn how to work through tasks on their own; GIS staff will not undertake mapping work for projects. Users without ArcGIS experience are encouraged to register for an introductory GIS workshop before using this service. Current or experienced GIS users will be given priority during drop-in consultations.


Mondays through Fridays
12:00 – 2:00pm during the fall and spring semesters.





GIS Team

Sylvia George-Williams
Interim Head of Access Services, Science Research Librarian

Jessie Zarazaga
Project Director, Initiative for Spatial Literacy


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Jessie Zarazaga

Jessie Zarazaga

Project Director, Initiative for Spatial Literacy