WAML NEWS & NOTES
September 1998

Lucinda M. Hall, Editor
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Electronic Version - September 1998. To be included in a future print version of the "Information Bulletin."

1. News
      1.1 James Boxall Guest Editor For An Issue Of "Cartography And Geographic Information Systems"
      1.2 Job Opening At The University Of Oregon
      1.3 Job Opening At The University Of Colorado, Boulder
      1.4 Submissions Needed
2. New Maps, Books, etc.
      2.1 New Mapping Of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell
      2.2 Articles Of Interest
        2.2.1 California Geology
        2.2.2 GIS World
        2.2.3 Idaho Genealogical Society Quarterly
      2.3 Internet Resources
        2.3.1 Mapquest Map Store
3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities
      3.1 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
4. Contributors to this Issue
5. The Western Association Of Map Libraries

1. News

1.1 James Boxall guest editor for an issue of "Cartography and Geographic Information Systems" - James Boxall was guest editor of the July 1998 issue of "Cartography and Geographic Information Systems." It is titled, "Spatial Data Infrastructures in the 1990s" and includes articles not only from James, but also Mary Larsgaard, Melissa Lamont, Carol Marley, noted cartographer Barbara Butten-field, David J. Coleman, Douglas Nebert and Xavier R. Lopez.

1.2 Job Opening at the University of Oregon - There is an opening at the University of Oregon for a Map/GIS Librarian. The announcement is available at the site http://libweb.uoregon.edu/admnpers/mapgis.html. Oregon's Map Library site is http://libweb.uoregon.edu/map. The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm, October 30, 1998 for priority consideration.

1.3 Job Opening at the University of Colorado, Boulder - There is an opening at the University of Colorado, Boulder for a Map Librarian. Below is the job description and instructions. The deadline for applications is October 30, 1998. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Map Librarian
University Libraries
University of Colorado, Boulder

Map Librarian: This is a tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Head of the Earth Sciences Library. The map library is located in the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences Library in the Benson Earth Sciences Building. Duties include providing reference service for the map collection and, to a lesser extent, the Earth Sciences Library; collection development for map and cartographic material in all formats; assistance in the use of geographic information systems; and bibliographic instruction. Developing and managing a plan to provide bibliographic access through the Libraries' online catalog to a collection that is currently largely uncataloged will be a primary focus of this position. This position supervises one classified staff member. A significant part of this position involves research and creative work, and a commitment to service, in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Requirements: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school, education or experience at the college or university level with a map collection, demonstrated experience with computers and electronic information resources, excellent oral and written communications skills, potential for research, and a strong commitment to public service.

Preferences: Some of the following desirable qualifications can also be satisfied by class work, as well as experience, where appropriate: work experience in a research-oriented library; experience with a map library; supervisory experience; cataloging experience; knowledge of map cataloging practices; experience with geographic information systems (GIS); working knowledge of government publications; expertise in using Internet resources, especially for digital spatial data; and collection development experience. A graduate or undergraduate degree in geography, cartography or geology is preferred.

Appointment and Salary: The successful candidate with demonstrated accomplishments in research and creative work will be appointed as a full-time (12 month) Assistant Professor on the tenure track. The Department anticipates hiring at the assistant professor level. Applications at all levels may also be considered from those who would strengthen the Department's diversity. A successful candidate with promise in research but lacking an established scholarly record will be appointed as an Instructor (non-tenure track) for two years, with promotion to the tenure track and the rank of Assistant Professor upon a successful review. Starting salary range will be $31,500 - 34,750. Benefits include 22 working days vacation; 10 paid holidays; liberal sick leave; University group health care plans; group life insurance; TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity; and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leaves.

Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 30, 1998. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Send letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; resume; and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Scott Seaman, Associate Director for Administrative Services, University Libraries, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309-0184. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

1.4 Submissions Needed - First, let me apology for the non-appearance of News & Notes. No excuses! However, I do need submissions of all types. PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!

2. New Maps, Books, etc.

2.1 New Mapping of Western North America by Ken Rockwell

ARIZONA

Phoenix Mapping Service. Central Arizona. Scale ca. 1:194,000. Phoenix, Ariz. : Phoenix Mapping Service, 1997. OCLC #39671881

Phoenix Mapping Service. State of Arizona. Scale ca. 1:700,000. Phoenix, Ariz. : Phoenix Mapping Service, 1997. OCLC #39671895

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Pathfinder Maps Marketing Service. British Columbia tourist map. Scale ca. 1:1,480,000. Langley, BC : Pathfinder Maps, 1998. OCLC #39786430

CALIFORNIA

Meridian Graphics Inc. Portrait Los Angeles : the picture-perfect travel companion. Pictorial map, scale not given. Atlanta, GA : Meridian Graphics, 1997/98 ed. OCLC #39785775

Spaceshots Inc. Southern California from space : Los Angeles basin, Catalina Island, Mojave Desert. 1 remote-sensing image. Studio City, CA : Spaceshots Inc., 1997. OCLC #39779658

TOPO! interactive maps on CD-ROM. Lake Tahoe and surrounding wilderness and ski areas. 1 laserdisc, version 1.2.3. San Francisco, CA : Wildflower Productions, 1997. OCLC #39757675

TOPO! interactive maps on CD-ROM. San Francisco Bay Area, wine country, and Big Sur. 2 laserdiscs, version 1.2.3. San Francisco, CA : Wildflower Productions, 1997. OCLC #39757598

TOPO! interactive maps on CD-ROM. San Diego, San Jacinto Wilderness, and Anza-Borrego. 1 laserdisc, version 1.2.1. San Francisco, CA : Wildflower Productions, 1997. OCLC #39757759

COLORADO

Barlow & Haun, Inc. Geological structure map of Colorado, June 1997. Scale ca. 1:500,000. Casper, Wyoming : Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1997. OCLC #39684537

Fridrich, C. J. Geologic map of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area and the Grizzly Peak Caldera, Sawatch Range, central Colorado. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series no. I-2565, pub. 1998. OCLC #39704489

Kellogg, Karl S. Geologic map of the Dillon quadrangle, Summit and Grand Counties, Colorado. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Open-file report 97-738, pub. 1997. OCLC #39777376

Kirkham, Robert M., et al. Geologic map of the Glenwood Springs quadrangle, Garfield County, Colorado. Scale: 1:24,000. Colorado Geological Survey Map series no. 31, pub. 1997. OCLC #39725141

North Star Mapping. Back roads of Aspen and central Colorado, plus historic mining towns : including: Crested Butte, Leadville, ghost towns, and city street map of Aspen. Scale ca. 1:235,000. Flagstaff, AZ : North Star Mapping, 1996. OCLC #39781348

TOPO! interactive maps on CD-ROM. Colorado Rocky Mountain wilderness and ski areas. 2 laserdiscs, version 1.0.1. San Francisco, CA : Wildflower Productions, 1997. OCLC #39754373

HAWAII

American Map Corporation. Hawaii road map. 7 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. Maspeth, NY : The Corporation, 1996. OCLC #39671760

IDAHO

Atlas of Idaho's wildlife : integrating gap analysis and natural heritage information. 1 atlas (372 p.), scale not given. Boise, Idaho : Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game, Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program, 1997. OCLC #39672202

MONTANA

Omang, R. J., and Parrett, Charles. Water-surface profile and flood boundaries for the computed 100-year flood, Tongue River, Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation and adjacent area, Montana. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Water-resources investigations report 98-4066, pub. 1998. OCLC #39729298

Van Gosen, Bradley S. Map showing areas with potential for garnet resources in bedrock and placer in the Blacktail Mountains and the Gravelly, Greenhorn, Ruby, and Snowcrest Ranges of southwestern Montana. Scale 1:250,000. USGS Open-file report 98-224-A, pub. 1998. OCLC #39791827

Van Gosen, Bradley S. Map showing areas with potential for talc deposits in the Gravelly, Greenhorn, and Ruby Ranges, and the Henrys Lake Mountains of southwestern Montana. Scale 1:250,000. USGS Open-file report 98-224-B, pub. 1998. OCLC #39791836

NEVADA

Day, Warren C. Bedrock geologic map of the central block area, Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada. Scale 1:6,000. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map I-2601, pub. 1998. OCLC #39758027

OREGON

Benchmark Maps. Oregon road & recreation atlas. 111 p., scales 1:250,000 and 1:750,000. Medford, OR: Benchmark Maps, 1998. OCLC #39649788

UTAH

Harty, Kimm H., and Mulvey, William. Surficial geologic map of the Nephi segment of the Wasatch Fault Zone, eastern Juab County, Utah. Scale 1:48,000. Utah Geological Survey Map no. 170, pub. 1997. OCLC #39707403

Trails Illustrated. Dinosaur National Monument, Utah-Colorado. Scale 1:78,125. Evergreen, Colo. : Trails Illustrated, rev. 1997. OCLC #39752201

WASHINGTON STATE

Columbia FunMaps Company. Columbia fun maps, mapping the gay and lesbian world: Seattle, WA & Portland, OR. 4 maps on 1 sheet, scales differ. New York : Columbia FunMaps Co., 1997/98 ed. OCLC #39653936

Derkey, Robert E., et al. Geologic map of the Dartford 7.5-minute quadrangle, Washington. Scale 1:24,000. Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources Open file report 98-6, publ 1998. OCLC #39799362

Schasse, Henry W., and Logan, Robert L. Geologic map of the Sequim 7.5-minute quadrangle, Clallam County, Washington. 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:24,000. Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources Open file report 98-7, pub. 1998. OCLC #39796996

U.S.G.S. National Mapping Program. Digital orthophoto quadrangles. Set of laserdiscs, scale not given, released 1998. Web access: http://duff.geology.washington.edu/data/raster/orthos/ometas/index.html OCLC39799414

Yates, Richard and Charity. Washington State atlas & databook. 64 p., 5th ed. Eugene, Or. : Public Sector Information, 1998. OCLC #39775508

2.2 Articles of Interest

2.2.1 California Geology, March 1,1998, v. 51, no. 2

2.2.2 GIS World, October 1, 1998, v. 11, no. 10

2.2.3 Idaho Genealogical Society Quarterly, Spring 1998, v. 41, no. 1

2.3 Internet Resources

2.3.1 MapQuest MapStore - The MapQuest MapStore has created an online search engine for topo maps (TopoFinder) that they believe surpasses even the older index books. While they built this engine to sell maps, they feel this may be a useful resource for map libraries. Available at "http://www.mapstore.com."

3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities

3.1 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.

4. Contributors :

Lucinda M. Hall hallx030@tc.umn.edu
Ken Rockwell krockwel@library.utah.edu
Dale Steele dasteel@dlapr.lib.az.us
Kathryn Womble kwomble@u.washington.edu

5. The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML)

WAML Officers as of July 1, 1998

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Lucinda M. Hall
Borchert Map Library
(612) 624 - 5757
hallx030@tc.umn.edu

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