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StoryMaps Workshop: Tell the Story of your Research with Place-Based Multimedia Narratives

StoryMaps Workshop: Tell the Story of your Research with Place-Based Multimedia Narratives In-Person

This event is organized in partnership with:

Yale University Library's GIS Support Services | Yale School of the EnvironmentDigital Humanities Graduate Student Colloquium | Yale University Library's Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLab) | Public Humanities at YaleYale University Library’s Scholarly Communication and Information Policy | Yale MacMillan Center

DATE: Monday, October 16, 2023
TIME: 1-3 PM
LOCATION: 17 Hillhouse, Room 111




ArcGIS StoryMaps, which combine maps and multimedia content to enable web-based storytelling, have become a popular tool for researchers. They’re being used to communicate complicated analyses, present final projects, and even provide visual resumes. In this session, you will learn the ABCs of StoryMaps, including what they are and how their builder functions make it possible to easily create rich multimedia narratives. The session will describe new and upcoming features of StoryMaps.

The workshop will also include a lecture on copyright considerations when building a StoryMap and a lightning talk to showcase a Yale StoryMap Gallery from Dr. Maria Moreno's courses.



  • What are ArcGIS StoryMaps
  • A Yale StoryMaps Gallery
  • Copyright Insights
  • Hands-on Demo
  • What's New and What's Coming




Allen Carroll is the Program Manager for Storytelling at Esri. He founded 
Esri’s StoryMaps team, which develops web tools that enable hundreds
of thousands of individuals and organizations to tell place-based stories,
combining interactive maps and multimedia content. He leads an editorial 
team that publishes story maps and supports a global community of
storytellers. Allen came to Esri after 27 years at the National Geographic
Society. As chief cartographer, he was deeply involved in the creation of
the Society’s renowned reference and wall maps, globes, and atlases.
He spearheaded the publication of many new maps and websites, ranging
from wall maps and supplement maps for National Geographic magazine
to special projects featuring biodiversity and indigenous cultures.                                                                              

Ross Donihue is a lead content strategist on Esri's StoryMaps team.
He produces content to support Esri’s diverse storytelling commu-
nity. Ross is a National Geographic Explorer and has a master’s in
environmental management from the Yale School of the

Sandra Aya Enimil is the Program Director for Scholarly Communi-
cation and Information Policy at Yale University Library. At Yale,
Sandra contributes to advancing openness by providing strategic
insight, information and resources on scholarly communication and
open scholarship. She also consults with Yale researchers on using
copyrighted materials and assists creators in protecting their own
copyright. Sandra is the License Review Steering Committee chair
and provides input on licenses of all types for the library. Sandra
collaborates with individuals and departments within the library
and across campus. She has given numerous presentations on
various aspects of copyright and scholarly communication. Prior to
this role, she was the Copyright Librarian and Contracting Specialist
for Yale University Library. Sandra is committed to diversity, equity,
and inclusion (DEI) and is interested in the intersection of DEI and
intellectual property. Sandra earned her Law and MSLIS degrees from
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sandra has BAs in
Political Science and Psychology from the University of Michigan and
an MA in International Relations from the University of Ghana.


Dr. Maria Moreno received the BSc and MSc degrees at Iowa State
University and completed her graduate studies at Yale University.
Her doctoral studies focused on the utility of the Activator/Dissociation
transposable element system to develop insertional mutagenesis and
fine structure genetic mapping strategies in maize. Her postdoctoral
studies were conducted in plant molecular genetics at the University
of California-Berkeley under Dr. Michael Freeling. There, she charac-
terized at the molecular level the maize ligulesless 1 gene, a leaf archi-
tecture trait that has been identified as an important target for yield
improvement in several cereal crops. She is currently a Research
Scientist and Senior Lecturer at Yale in the Department of Molecular,
Cellular and Developmental Biology.  Her current research interests
focus on developing technologies for population genomics to enhance
food security. She also serves as Academic Coordinator and Instructor
for the Science, Technology and Research Scholars (STARS) program
at Yale College, which provides support to women, minority, economically
underprivileged and other historically underrepresented students in STEM.                                                 

Location: Hillhouse, Room 111

Related LibGuide: Geographic Information Systems at Yale by Miriam Olivares

Monday, October 16, 2023
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Data Visualization     Digital Humanities     GIS & Geospatial     Research Skills  
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