Since 2012, Theresa Quill has provided expert assistance with maps and GIS (geographic information systems) data and resources as a member of the Social Sciences and Government Information, Maps and Microform Services departments.
Her professional interests are focused on spatial humanities, open source GIS, and critical cartography. Projects currently in progress include The Sun Also Rises: A Drinking Map, a digital humanities project mapping the locations and progression of drinking in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.
She has presented locally and nationally on these and related topics, and has contributed maps to several books, including Real and Imagined: The Peak of Gold in Heian Japan, Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century and Music of Azerbaijan: From Mugham to Opera. Theresa is active professionally, having been elected to the Board of Directors of the Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC); she is a member of the Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT) and the North American Cartoraphic Information Society (NACIS) and has served on Bloomington Library Faculty committees. Theresa was profiled in a 2016 article appearing in The Atlantic: "A Snapshot of a 21st-Century Librarian."
Previous to joining the Libraries, Theresa served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria, and has some fluency in that language. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University Bloomington and holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Georgia.