September 2001

Adonna Fleming, Editor

Electronic Version - September 2001.

1. News
      1.1. ACSM Wins Special Achievement in GIS Award
      1.2. Stanford Geological Survey Maps and Field Notebooks to be Digitized
      1.3. Interested In Serving on Depository Library Council?
      1.4. Position Announcement: Reference/Government Documents/Maps Librarian - Temple Univ.
      1.5 Position Announcement: GIS/Map Librarian - St. Lawrence University - New York
      1.6. Position Announcement: Special Materials/Cataloging Librarian West Chester Univ. of Pennsylvania
      1.7. Position Announcement: GIS Services Librarian -- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2. New Maps, Books, Etc.
      2.1 New Mapping of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell
       2.2 Articles of Interest

3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities
      3.1. J. B. Harley Research Fellowships
      3.2. GIS Scholarships for part-time distance study

4. The Western Association of Map Libraries

1. News


 ACSM Wins Special Achievement in GIS Award

Chosen from more than 60,000 organizations worldwide, the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) was recognized for its accomplishments in geographic information system (GIS) technology. The Special Achievement in GIS award was presented by ESRI, during their annual conference in San Diego. 

The Special Achievement award honors an elite group of organizations that have embraced GIS technology to better serve the world.



Stanford Geological Survey Maps and Field Notebooks to be Digitized

Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections, of the Stanford University Libraries, is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant through the California State Library to scan and catalog the maps and field notebooks of the Stanford Geological Survey from 1897 to the present.  This two year project will be funded jointly by funds from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford, and the Stanford University Libraries.  

The collection includes approximately 5,000 manuscript items that primarily cover portions of the state of California.  As the maps and field notebooks are held exclusively at Branner Library, they are a unique resource for the people of the state of California and across the county.  The scanned maps and field notebooks, as well as the accompanying metadata, will ultimately be available to all for free over the Web.  Although it is expected that the project will take two years to complete, the Web site will be fully functional after the first year with a goal of 500 images and records available to view.

For more information contact: Julie Sweetkind-Singer, GIS & Map Librarian

Charlotte Derksen, Head Librarian



Interested In Serving on Depository Library Council? 

The Depository Library Council (DLC) is an advisory board to the Public Printer of the United States, providing advice on policy matters related to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) as provided in Title 44 of the United States Code. The primary focus of Council's work is to advise the Public Printer, the Superintendent of Documents, and appropriate members of Government Printing Office (GPO) staff on the management and operation of the FDLP.

 Further information can be found at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/council/aboutdlc.html

 Each year, the ALA Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) recommends up to five people to be nominated by the ALA Executive Board for service on DLC. These nominations are forwarded to the Public Printer for consideration. Are you interested in being considered for possible nomination or do you wish to suggest someone else for consideration as a nominee?

 Please fill out the interactive Depository Library Council Nomination Form located on the GODORT web page at: http://www.library.unt.edu/gpo/godort/dlc_form.html or request a copy from the GODORT Nominating Committee Chair, Louise Treff-Gangler,



Reference Librarian/Government Documents/Maps Librarian

 (Search Reopened). Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Provides reference and information services to library users at the RIS Desk, in the Scholars Information Center, and on the department's electronic reference lists, on rotating weekday and weekend schedules. May be required to work weeknights.

 Specific duties include assisting users in finding appropriate information sources: searching computerized databases and teaching database searching and research techniques, both one-on-one and in the classroom. Makes recommendations for the acquisition/selection and withdrawal/deselection of reference materials. Serves on departmental and libraries/university-wide task forces and committees. Manages the federal and Pennsylvania depository and map collections, within established depository and Temple University Libraries guidelines; makes recommendations for the purchase of other materials that support and enhance the use of depository materials and map resources. Oversees the acquisition of materials from Federal, Pennsylvania, and intergovernmental agencies and organizations for all libraries and departments of Temple University Libraries. Organizes, maintains, and ensures access to government documents and maps through bibliographic control and other means. Trains departmental staff in the use of government documents and maps. Directly or indirectly supervises the Government Documents/Map Unit's full-time and student employees. Collects, maintains, and analyzes statistics on expenditures and the use and growth of depository and map collections.

 Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Must have a broad background in the social sciences or the liberal arts. Must possess well-developed interpersonal skills and good writing skills. Experience with microcomputers is required. Must have coursework or experience in reference and database searching. Master's degree in a social science, coursework, or experience in user education and government documents/maps preferred.

 Compensation: Minimum $33,000; higher commensurate with qualifications and experience. Librarians are periodically subject to administrative and peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) outstanding performance as related to the Librarian's position description; 2) outstanding contributions or service to the profession of librarianship; 3) outstanding service to the libraries, academic departments, colleges, school, or the university; 4) outstanding special achievements.

 Generous benefits package includes health, dental, and life insurance; tuition remission; and TIAA-CREF retirement plans. To apply: Send letter of application addressing qualifications, résumé, and names of three references to: Chair, Search Committee, Administrative Services Department, Temple University Libraries, 1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Closing date for applications: October 19, 2001, or until position is filled. An affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.


GIS/Map Librarian - St. Lawrence University - New York

St. Lawrence University invites applications and nominations for a GIS Specialist to provide expertise and leadership in expanding and promoting GIS services and coordinating the libraries' map collections. This is a full-time appointment. Salary from the high-30's, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Search reopened.

 The GIS Specialist will work with faculty and students in classrooms and in the library's GIS computer lab, offering instruction and assistance with spatial analysis and applications of geospatial data, and contributing to related curriculum development.

 Reporting to the University Librarian, the GIS Specialist will work closely with faculty associated with the University's Integrated Science Education Initiative (ISEI) and with the GIS/GPS Science Instrumentation Technician. A principal component of GIS services at St. Lawrence University is the development of a Natural History Database of georeferenced spatial data for a 76-acre preserve adjacent to campus. The GIS/Map Librarian will oversee the planning, design, and implementation of the Natural History Database; maintain quality control of data and metadata; and ensure ongoing and archival access to data via the campus network. In addition, the GIS Specialist will coordinate the overall selection and organization of the libraries' geospatial data collections.

As a member of the Library professional staff, the GIS Specialist will also participate in the planning and provision of GIS-related reference and public service activities in Launders Science Library. The GIS Specialist will be a member of the Libraries' Systems Team, a GIS liaison with the Information Technology Department, and a participant in campus committee work.

 Applicants must have a master's degree in an appropriate subject field. An ALA accredited MLS is preferred. Two years academic or work experience with geospatial and numeric data resources; demonstrated commitment to patron service; excellent communication skills; ability to excel in an instructional setting; demonstrated ability to provide leadership in project management; high degree of computer literacy and interest in new technologies and their applications in academic libraries; demonstrated familiarity with geospatial software such as ArcView, ARC/INFO, ERDAS or Idrisi.

 Application review will begin immediately. Send letter of application, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three references to: Bart Harloe, University Librarian, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617.

 St. Lawrence University, chartered in 1856, is the oldest continuously coeducational institution of higher learning in New York State. See the SLU Home Page at http://web.stlawu.edu and the SLU Library Home Page at http://web.stlawu.edu/library/index.html SLU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and person!
s with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Special Materials/Cataloging Librarian - West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Cataloging/technical services librarian is sought by West Chester University of Pennsylvania Library to begin no later than spring semester, 2002.

 Will be responsible for the cataloging and classification of curriculum materials, children's books, media, special collections materials, electronic resources, and maps. Will also supervise support personnel. Shared responsibilities with Print Cataloger include the online system (Voyager), OCLC maintenance, authority work, budgeting, and applying departmental policy.

 This is a tenure-track faculty position, 9-month appointment, with additional summer work available. Tenure and promotion involve faculty standards for scholarship, professional growth, and service. Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or its equivalent, three years cataloging experience, proficiency in AACR2r, Dewey/Cutter, LCSH, MARC, and OCLC. Working knowledge of LCC. Experience with library automation, microcomputer applications, and the Internet. The ability to communicate and work effectively with faculty and staff. Applicant must successfully complete an on site visit. Preferred qualifications: Working knowledge of Endeavor Library Systems, CORC, and Dublin Core. Experience in academic or special libraries. 2nd Master's degree.

Starting rank: Instructor or Assistant Professor beginning 9-month salary $37,332.20-$50,028.80, depending on qualifications and experience. West Chester University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is located in the historic town of West Chester within a one-hour drive of the economic, cultural, and entertainment resources of metropolitan Philadelphia. The University's Web site address is: http://www.wcupa.edu 

An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Send letter, resume, copy of master's transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Jean Piper Burton, Chair, Search Committee, F.H. Green Library, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383. Review of application begins October 15, 2001.


GIS Services Librarian -- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- North Carolina

GIS Services Librarian -- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- North Carolina
Search Extended: Announcement of Professional Vacancy. Position: GIS Services Librarian. Available: Immediately. Description: The Reference Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a highly qualified and experienced librarian to provide innovative and energetic leadership in the newly created position of GIS Services Librarian.

 The Reference Department of the Academic Affairs Library is responsible for providing reference service to the students, faculty, and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as providing the service to citizens of the State of North Carolina. Reference services cover humanities, social sciences, business and economics, and government information. The Library serves as a Regional Depository for federal information and also collects state documents, United Nations, and other international agency information and is responsible for the library's microform collection.

 Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science, Information Science or an advanced degree in a discipline with an emphasis on spatial data. Work experience with or academic background in geospatial data and numeric data resources. Experience with geospatial processing software (ArcView, ArcInfo, MapInfo, ERDAS Imagine, ERMapper, Landview). Good understanding of/and experience with computer systems (DOS, UNIX, Windows NT). Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively. Ability to work well with others in a team environment. Good teaching and communication skills and a strong commitment to public service. Preferred: Work experience in an academic research library. Familiarity with current issues and technologies related to spatial data. Demonstrated ability to provide effective access to sources of cartographic and other spatial and geographic information sources.

 The University and the Libraries: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC-CH has an enrollment of approximately 24,000 students, employs more than 2,200 faculty, offers the Ph.D. in 66 fields; and the Library collections include over 5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and SOLINET.

 The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural and intellectual activities. The mountains and the seashore are each less than a half day's drive from Chapel Hill. For more information on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and our Libraries, consult our website. The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

 Salary and Benefits: This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment with a minimum salary of $40,000. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or TIAA-CREF retirement plan. Librarians are members of the general faculty. Deadline for Application: Review of applications continues; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To Apply: Send a letter of application, a resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to: GIS Services Librarian, Mari E. Marsh, Director of Library Personnel, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB #3900, 206 Davis Library, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890.

2. New Maps, Books, etc.


New Mapping of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell


  DeLorme Mapping Company.  Alaska atlas & gazetteer : detailed topographic maps.  Scale 1:300,000.  1 atlas (156 p.), 4th ed.  Yarmouth, Me. : DeLorme, pub. 2001. OCLC: 47854851


Billingsley, George H.  Geologic map of part of the Uinkaret Volcanic Field, Mohave County, northwestern Arizona.  Original scale 1:24,000.  U.S.G.S. Miscellaneous field studies map no. MF 2368, pub. 2001.  Online version 1.0.  Access:     http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/map-mf/mf2368  OCLC: 47691791

 Billingsley, George H., and Wellmeyer, Jessica L.  Geologic map of the Cane quadrangle, Coconino County, northern Arizona.  Original scale 1:24,000. U.S.G.S. Miscellaneous field studies map no. MF 2366, pub. 2001.  Online version 1.0.  Access:     http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/map-mf/mf2366    OCLC: 47758328

Billingsley, George H., et al.  Geologic map of the House Rock quadrangle, Coconino County, northern Arizona.  Original scale 1:24,000.  U.S.G.S. Miscellaneous field studies map no. MF 2364, pub. 2001.  Online version 1.0.  Access:     http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/map-mf/mf2364      OCLC: 47749626

Billingsley, George H., and Hampton, Haydee M.  Geologic map of the House Rock Spring quadrangle, Coconino County, northern Arizona.  Original scale 1:24,000.  U.S.G.S. Miscellaneous field studies map no. MF 2367, pub. 2001.  Online version 1.0.  Access:     http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/map-mf/mf2367    OCLC: 47757240

Four Corners Tourism Council. Four Corners, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico.  Scale not given.  Monticello, Utah : The Council, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 47815412


Berlo, Robert.  Population history maps of California places, 1770 to 2000.  1 atlas (945 p.), scale 1:520,000.  Livermore, Calif. : Robert C. Berlo, pub. 2001. OCLC: 47830599

 iGage (Firm)  All topo maps : California.  8th ed., version 6.  12 computer optical discs, original scales 1:24k, 1:100k, 1:250k.  Salt Lake City, Utah : iGage, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 47782100

Irwin, William Porter, and Wooden, Joseph L.  Map showing plutons and accreted terranes of the Sierra Nevada, California, with a tabulation of U/Pb isotopic ages.  Original scale 1:24,000.  USGS Open-file report no. 01-229, pub. 2001.  Access:  http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-229/  .  OCLC: 47680051

 US  Bureau of Land Management, California State Office.  California's natural wildlands legacy.  Scale 1:1,600,000.  Sacramento, CA : BLM, California State Office, pub. 2000.  OCLC: 47783453 


Niehues, James.  Indian Peaks panoramic hiking map.   Trail tracks map, not drawn to scale.  Estes Park, Colo. : Fern/Horn Endeavors, pub. 2000.  ISBN: 1887489010   OCLC: 47795995         


The Idaho Dept. of Water Resources has released a series of CD-ROM files of Landsat images covering Idaho and adjacent areas.  Each image has an OCLC record.  The agency’s contact information: The Idaho Department of Water Resources, 1301 North Orchard St., Boise, Idaho 83706   TEL (208) 327-7900     FAX (208) 327-7866


Linda Newman reports the following new publications from NBMG:

Hintze, Lehi F., and Axen, Gary J.  Geologic map of the Lime Mountain Quadrangle, Lincoln County.  Scale 1:24,000.  Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map no. 129, pub. 2001. 

Charlotte Stock notes, “We have a very limited number of rolled copies of M129, so if you need one of these, be sure to contact us right away.  You may place an order or check charges for shipping through our shopping cart at http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/sales.htm or by calling (775) 784-6691 x2.


Johnson, Bruce R., and Raines, Gary L.  Map of major lithologic units in the Pacific Northwest : a contribution to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project.  Scale 1:500,000.  USGS Geologic investigations series map I-2674, pub. 2001. OCLC: 47747724


Biek, Robert F.  Interim geologic map of the Clarkston and Portage quadrangles, Box Elder and Cache counties, Utah and Franklin and Oneida counties, Idaho.  2 maps, scale 1:24,000.  Salt Lake City, Utah : Utah Geological Survey Open-file report no. 381, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 47721933

Bradley, Michael D.  Interim geologic map of the Crandall Canyon and Hidden Lake quadrangles, Summit County, Utah.  2 maps, scale 1:24,000.  Salt Lake City, Utah : Utah Geological Survey Open-file report no. 382, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 47722214

 Doelling, Hellmut H.  Geologic map of the Moab and eastern part of the San Rafael Desert 30' x 60' quadrangles, Grand and Emery Counties, Utah, and Mesa County, Colorado.  Scale 1:100,000.  Salt Lake City, Utah : Utah Geological Survey Map no. 180, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 47882487

Sprinkel, Douglas A.  Progress report geologic map of the Dutch John 30’x 60’ quadrangle, Utah-Colorado-Wyoming : year 2 of 3.  Scale 1:100,000.  Salt Lake City, Utah] : Utah Geological Survey Open-file report no. 385, pub. 2001.   OCLC: 47889136

Weiss, Malcolm P.  Interim geologic map of the Chriss Canyon quadrangles, Juab and Sanpete counties, Utah.  Scale 1:24,000.  Salt Lake City, Utah : Utah Geological Survey Open-file report no. 383, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 47722450

Order information for Utah Geological Survey: http://www.maps.state.ut.us/geomaps.htm#order


Mapaholics Anonymous.  Spokane County lake atlas : an atlas and guide to the lakes in Spokane County, Washington.  1 atlas (75 p.), scales differ.  Spokane, Wash. : Mapaholics Anonymous, pub. 2001.  ISBN: 0970974205   OCLC: 47886067



Articles of Interest

Burnham, Rick, "Redlands based-ESRI is using mapping technology to help with rescue efforts". The Press-Enterprise, September 15, 2001.

Jenkins, Simon, "Maps that charted the distortions of history". The Times (London), August 3, 2001.


Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities

  J.B. Harley Research Fellowships in the History of Cartography

The closing date for applications is NOVEMBER 1st. Please apply to the undersigned for details, indicating "where" you saw this announcement.

The Harley Fellowships - the only one of their kind in Europe - provide support of up to four weeks (normally at GBP 250 per week) for those, from any discipline, doing the equivalent of post-graduate level work in the map collections of the London area.

For details of past applications and awards, and comments from previous Fellows see: http://ihr.sas.ac.uk/maps/harley.html

Tony Campbell
Hon. Secretary J.B. Harley Fellowships


4. WAML News and Notes

WAML News and Notes is a moderated bulletin of the Western Association of Map Libraries.

The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) is an independent association established to encourage high standards in every phase of the organization and administration of map libraries. Membership in WAML is open to any individual, institution, or business interested in furthering the purposes of the organization. For further information, contact the an officer listed below or visit the WAML web site at: http://www.waml.org/.

WAML Officers as of July 1, 2001

Christopher J.J. Thiry
Map Librarian
Arthur Lakes Library
Colorado School of Mines
PO Box 4029
Golden, CO 80401-0029
(303) 273-3697
Fax (303) 273-3199

Vice President/President Elect
Richard Spohn

Muriel Strickland
2465 Baja Cerro Circle
San Diego, CA 92019

Wendie Helms
Map Collection
Science Library
University of California - Riverside
P.O. Box 5900
Riverside CA 92517-5900
(909) 787-6423

Past President
David Deckelbaum
University of California, Los Angeles
Maps and Government Information
4510 Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Business Manager
Richard E. Soares
Brigham Young University
P.O. Box 1667
Provo, UT 84603-1667
(801) 378-6179

To submit items for release in News and Notes, contact the Editor, Adonna Fleming acflemi@unco.edu

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