Jordan Hale is a geographer and baseball enthusiast. She has worked at the University of Toronto’s Map & Data Library since 2008, and became their full-time Original Cataloguer & Reference Specialist in 2013. She is presently a graduate student in UofT’s Faculty of Information, and holds BA (2010) and MA (2014) degrees in human geography from the university as well. Her research addresses the production of national memorial landscapes in Canada, archiving landscape and broadcast news, and the politics of cartographic cataloguing and classification.
The name “Microformed” stems from her fascination towards processes of cultural landscape formation and microform reproductions.