photo: andersonJohn M. Anderson

Associate Professor


M.L.I.S. Louisiana State University, 1995
M.A. University of Colorado at Denver, 1990
B.S. Louisiana State University, 1981


John is the Map Librarian in charge of the Cartographic Information Center. He is currently researching maps produced by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War Two.


Selected Publications

Anderson, John M. 2001. “Forgotten Battles, Forgotten Maps: Resources for Reconstructing Historical Topographic Intelligence Using Army Map Service Materials.” Historical Geography 29: 79-91.

Nelson, Joyce Rolston and Anne G. Stanton, compilers, with contributions by John M. Anderson. 2000. Historical Maps of Louisiana: An Annotated Bibliography. Baton Rouge: Geoscience Publications, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University.

Anderson, John M. 2000. “Estimating the Size of a Large Map Collection, or, How I ‘Lost’ 200,000 Maps and Still Kept my Job.” Cartographic Perspectives 37: 82-88.

Courses Taught

Map Reading
Abstracting & Indexing
Foundations of Library & Information Science


313 Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-6247
Fax: 225-578-4420



John M. Anderson's CV
Cartographic Information Center