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Welcome to the Geoscience Information Society

The Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) facilitates the exchange of information in the geosciences through cooperation among scientists, librarians, editors, cartographers, educators, and information professionals.

GSIS is a member society of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), and an associated society of the Geological Society of America (GSA).

Current News and Events

◆ 2017 Annual Meeting:

The 2017 GSIS/GSA 2017 Annual Meeting will be held in Seattle, Washington, October 22-25, 2017.

For a full list of presentations and activities (including the Geoscience 101 pre-conference), see our online schedule.

◆ 2016 Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award:

Shaun Hardy, librarian at the Geophysical Laboratory Library of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, is the recipient of the 2016 Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award. See the full news release.

Shaun Hardy

◆ GSIS 50th Anniversary:

GSIS 50 Anniversary

The Geoscience Information Society is celebrating 50 years of enhancing communication in the geosciences! Read about the Society's founding in 1966 and its early years at the links below:

"Early efforts leading to the founding of the Geoscience Information Society," by Robert (Skip) McAfee, GSIS Proceedings, vol. 21, 1991 p. 187-193

"Meeting the challenge," by Claren M. Kidd, GSIS Proceedings, vol. 21, 1991 p. 195-202.

GSIS Publications List 1966-2016

GSIS 1966-2016 Flickr Slideshow:

◆ Updated Resources:

Check out the newly updated Resources for Authors & Editors of Guidebooks!