Veteran’s Suggestion Turns into StackMap Implementation at Fordham Law Library


Thomas Kaczorowski, systems and emerging technologies librarian at Fordham Law’s Maloney Library, was quoted in a blog post about what led to the library’s implementation of Stackmap, an indoor mapping web application that helps patrons easily locate library resources.

We started doing user testing more than a year before we opened the new library and the first person that I interviewed was a student here who is a Marine Corps Veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

Time is limited and students need to find what they need as soon as possible. What if I could find what I needed on a map? So I said, I’ll have to look into that and see if that would be possible.

Soon after that I learned about StackMap from a colleague and we looked into it and realized it would be great. In the summer of 2014, we moved into a brand new library and signed up with StackMap.


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