by Paige G. Andrew,
Katherine L. Rankin
and Julie Sweetkind-Singer
Mary Lynette Larsgaard was the map librarian’s map librarian. Scores of map librarians used her book, Map Librarianship: An Introduction, as the guide to learn their craft and hone their skills. She was an expert cataloger co-authoring and co-editing manuals, articles, and books on the subject. Mary passed away in Santa Barbara on July 18, 2017. It seems only fitting to honor her by creating a MARC record in her honor with Mary as the “thing” that is described. Paige Andrew, her frequent collaborator, created the base record with additions by fellow colleagues, Louise Ratliff, Tim Kiser, and Susan Moore. Reading this record gives us a deeper understanding of her expertise and her impact on this small community of librarians who desire more than anything to describe, steward, created access to, and revel in all things cartographic and spatial.
LDR nrm Ki
008 170824m19462017ndunnn f rneng d
040 UPM ǂb eng ǂe rda ǂc UPM ǂd UNL ǂd CST
090 Z682.4.C38 ǂb L37 1946
100 1 Larsgaard, Mary Lynette, ǂd 1946-2017, ǂe creator.
245 10 Life and times of Mary Lynette Larsgaard : ǂb an amazing librarian and person.
246 12 Mary Lynette Larsgaard : ǂb an outstanding map librarian and WAML member.
264 0 Dickinson, North Dakota : ǂb Mary Lynette Larsgaard, ǂc August 4, 1946 to July 18, 2017.
300 1 map librarian : ǂb multi-dimensional ; ǂc [67 in.?]
336 tactile three-dimensional form ǂb tcf ǂ2 rdacontent
337 unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338 object ǂb nr ǂ2 rdacarrier
522 Mary’s life journey began in Dickinson, North Dakota with stops in the Hoyt Lakes area of northern Minnesota; St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota; Ellensburg, Washington; Eugene, Oregon; Golden, Colorado; and Santa Barbara, California.
502 Thesis (MMA)–University of Oregon, 1978. ǂo 1971978. Topographic maps of Africa, the Americas, and Australia: 1900-1970.
514 Mary’s data was always of the highest quality possible.
518 ǂo Born ǂp Dickinson (N.D.) ǂd August 4, 1946.
545 0 Map librarian extraordinaire. Born in Dickinson, North Dakota, left Earth peacefully in Santa Barbara, California in 2017. Mary’s family moved from Dickinson to Hoyt Lakes, in the Iron Range of Minnesota, when she was in middle school. She received her BA in geology from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1968. Mary went on to study Library Science at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and graduated in 1969. She started her career as a map librarian/assistant documents librarian at Central Washington State College [now Central Washington University] in Ellensburg in 1969. In 1976, Mary decided to work on a Master’s degree in geography at the University of Oregon in Eugene and in 1977 she became a graduate teaching assistant in the documents department. She finished her degree in 1978 and then took a position as Map Librarian at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. In 1984, she was appointed Assistant Director for Special Collections in that library. Mary’s next stop was as the Assistant Head of the Map and Imagery Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1988. She retired from UCSB with emeritus status in 2009. Along the way, she was the leader of three important American map library organizations: Western Association of Map Libraries (and she was also editor of its journal), the American Library Association’s Map and Geography Round Table, and the Special Libraries Association’s Geography and Map Division. Mary published many articles, won several grants, and held major offices in ALA cataloging committees. She was the co-founder, with Paige Andrew, of the Journal of Map & Geography Libraries: advances in geospatial information, collections & archives, and she co-authored RDA and Cartographic Resources with Paige Andrew and Susan Moore. Mary also mentored many map librarians and map catalogers and was a great friend to all, whether within the profession or outside of it. Source: ǂu http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15420350903432713
581 Youngblood, Dawn. 2010. Mary Lynette Larsgaard : Mapping a Life Journey. Journal of Map & Geography Libraries, 6(1):57-75.
586 Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc., Nancy B. Olson Award, 2007.
586 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access, “Resolution” for 3 Years of Service as Chair, 2007.
586 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, Presidential Citation, 2002.
586 Special Libraries Association, Geography and Map Division Honors Award, 1995.
586 American Library Association, Map and Geography Round Table Honors Award, 1983.
650 0 Map librarians.
650 0 Map catalogers.
650 0 Academic librarians.
650 0 Geographers.
650 0 Authors.
656 7 Map librarians. ǂ2 lcsh
787 08 ǂi Coauthored with: ǂa Andrew, Paige G. and Moore, Susan M. ǂt RDA and cartographic resources. ǂn 2015.
787 08 ǂi Cofounded with: ǂa Andrew, Paige G. ǂt Journal of map & geography libraries. ǂn 2002.
787 08 ǂi Coedited with: ǂa Andrew, Paige G. ǂt Maps and related cartographic materials, cataloging, classification and bibliographic control. ǂn 1999. ǂn Originally published as Volume 27, numbers 1/2 and 3/4 of Cataloging & classification quarterly. ǂn Both editors also authored individual chapters in the book (originally articles in the journal).
787 08 ǂi Coauthors with: ǂa Rankin, Katherine L. ǂt Helpful hints for small map collections. ǂn 1996. ǂn Published in the 35.3 issue of Public libraries.
787 08 ǂi Copresenters with: ǂa Rankin, Katherine L. ǂt RDA for cartographic resources. ǂn 2012. ǂn Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Association of Map Libraries in Honolulu, Hawaii.
787 08 ǂi Copresenters with: ǂa Rankin, Katherine L., Pritchette, Hallie. ǂt Accidental map librarian. ǂn 2014. ǂn Presented at the annual conference of the American Library Association in Las Vegas, Nevada as a MAGIRT program.
787 08 ǂi Coeditor, coauthor: ǂt Cartographic materials: a manual of interpretation for AACR2, 2002 revision, second edition. ǂn 2004. ǂn United States representative from the American Library Association, Geography and Map Round Table to the Anglo-American Cataloguing Committee for Cartographic Materials (AACCCM).
787 08 ǂi Editorial work: ǂt Cartographic materials: a manual of interpretation for AACR2. ǂn 1982. ǂn United States representative from the American Library Association, Geography and Map Round Table to the Anglo-American Cataloguing Committee for Cartographic Materials (AACCCM).
787 08 ǂi Author: ǂt Map librarianship: an introduction. ǂb First edition. ǂn 1978.
787 08 ǂi Author: ǂt Topographic mapping of the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand. ǂn 1984.
787 08 ǂi Author: ǂt Map librarianship: an introduction. ǂb Second edition. ǂn 1987.
787 08 ǂi Coauthored with: ǂa Clark, Suzanne M. and Teague, Cynthia M. ǂt Cartographic citations: a style guide. ǂb First edition. ǂn 1992.
787 08 ǂi Author: ǂt Map librarianship: an introduction ǂb Third edition. ǂn 1998.
787 08 ǂi Coauthored with: ǂa Kollen, Christine and Shawa, Wangyal. ǂt Cartographic citations: a style guide. ǂb Second edition. ǂn 2010.