Lucinda M. Hall, Editor
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Electronic Version - October 1998. To be included in a future print version of the "Information Bulletin."
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.
1.2 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.
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.
1.3 Job Opening at the University of Toronto, GIS and Map Librarian
There is an opening at the University of Toronto for a GIS and Map Librarian. Below is the job description and instructions. This is a reposted position. The deadline for applications is October 30, 1998. The search continues for this position until it is filled.
GIS and Map Librarian
Data, Map and Government Information Services (DMGIS)
University of Toronto
Responsible for the management and operation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and print cartographic information services within DMGIS. Includes selection, technical services, and public services. Plans hardware and software environments for both geospatial map files and print map formats in support of teaching and research. Plans and implements new directions for services in GIS in collaboration with other groups within the library, on the campus, and provincially and nationally. Develops training and documentation for GIS and traditional map formats. Further develops the Map Library web-site to deliver information, software, metadata and geospatial files to users. Hires, trains and supervises full-time and part-time staff to assist with GIS and print map formats. Provides reference service for government publications and data in addition to GIS and maps. Participates in the DMGIS management team.
QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent. Academic background in or work experience with maps, GIS software such as ARC-INFO, ArcView, or MapInfo, and geospatial map files, preferably in an academic/research library. Reference experience and a high degree of computer literacy are required. Ability to take on a leadership role in a challenging and rapidly changing environment. Strong commitment to delivering user-oriented service and training in all formats. Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written) and ability to work as part of a team. Good organizational skills and flexibility. Knowledge of cataloguing and metadata creation an asset. SALARY: Librarian II $36,700 - $44,600 per annum Librarian III $42,300 -
THIS IS A PERMANENT STATUS STREAM POSITION
Please Note: The search continues for this position until filled
Librarians interested in applying for this position should submit their letters of application, curriculum vitae and the names of 3 referees in writing to Personnel Services, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A5 or by Fax (416) 978-7653.
1.4 Request for articles from ISTL
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (ISTL) is an electronic publication of the Science and Technology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. It is available on the world wide web at http://www.library.ucsb.edu/istl/.
The next three issues focusing on geographic information systems and libraries; electronic journals in sci-tech libraries; and grants and fundraising for sci-tech libraries. Articles should be substantive and may address any aspects of these topics. Issues and topics:
- Winter 1999: Geographic information systems Topics might include: a GIS primer for librarians, collection development in GIS
- Spring 1999: Electronic journals in sci-tech libraries Topics might include: Licensing, organization of e-journals, ideal publishers
- Summer 1999: Grants and fundraising for sci-tech libraries Topics might include: The pleasures and pitfalls of obtaining a grant, sources for information on grants
ISTL's editorial guidelines are available at http://www.library.ucsb.edu/istl/guidelines.html
Please send an abstract of your proposed article to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration by the ISTL editorial board. They also welcome your suggestions for themes for future issues.
Phoenix Mapping Service. Yavapai County street atlas. 1 atlas (varyious pagings), scale ca. 1:36,000. Phoenix, Ariz. : Phoenix Mapping Service, 1998 ed. OCLC #39904231
Geological Survey of Canada. Geology of Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park. Scale 1:275,000. Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report no.60, pub. 1997. OCLC #39911232
GeoSystems Global Corp. Large scale edition of California roadmap. 2 maps on 1 sheet, scale ca. 1:1,100,000. Williamston, Minn. : Universal Map, 1997. OCLC #39815923
M-Sat Corporation. California from space. Remote sensing image, scale 1:1,260,000. Rockville, Md. : M-Sat, 1998. OCLC #39870460
U.S. Geological Survey. Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and east Mojave Desert. 2 computer laser optical discs. San Francisco, CA : Wildflower Productions, 1997. OCLC #39858792
U.S. Geological Survey. Lake Tahoe and surrounding wilderness and ski areas. 1 computer laser optical disc. San Francisco, CA : Wildflower Productions, 1997. OCLC #39858780
U.S Geological Survey. Yosemite, Mammoth, and central Sierra wilderness areas. 1 computer laser optical disc. San Francisco, CA : Wildflower Productions, 1997. OCLC #39858801
Bier, James Allen. Hawaii, the Big Island. Scale ca. 1:250,000. 6th ed. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1998. OCLC #39977838
Bier, James Allen. Map of Moloka'i, the friendly isle, Lana'i, the private isle, reference maps of the islands of Hawai'i. 2 maps on 1 sheet, scale ca. 1:160,000. 4th ed. Honolulu, Hawaii : University of Hawaii Press, 1998. OCLC #39869438
Hawaii TMK Service. The new enlarged TMK Oahu street & condo map book. 1st ed. Honolulu, Hawaii : Hawaii TMK Service, 1998. OCLC #39977859
King of the Road Map Service. Idaho, Montana : including Boise, Billings, Great Falls, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Missoula, Butte. 2 maps on 1 sheet, scales ca. 1:1,140,480 and ca. 1:1,267,200. Mill Creek, WA : King of the Road Map Service, 1997 ed. OCLC #39955472
U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Salmon Recreation Area map. 1 map on two sheets, scale ca.170,000. Boise, Idaho: BLM, 1998. OCLC #39971763
U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Upper Snake River districts recreation map. 2 maps on 2 sheets, scale ca. 1:170,000. Boise, Idaho : BLM, 1998. OCLC #39971543
Benchmark Maps. New Mexico state map : including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, Las Cruces, north central NM, northern pueblos. Scale ca. 1:1,393,920. Medford, Or. : Benchmark Maps, 1998. OCLC #39947987
Menges, Christopher M., et al. Logs and Paleoseismic interpretations from Trenches 14C and 14D on the Bow Ridge Fault, northeastern Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada. 4 maps, scales not given. USGS Miscellaneous field studies map MF-2311, pub. 1997. OCLC #39968243
Lindquist, Robert B. Oregon & N. California coast recreation : including Oregon Coast, Eureka, CA, to Long Beach, WA, Redwood National Park. 1 map in 6 sections, on 1 sheet, scale 1:221,760. Mill Creek, WA : King of the Road Map Service, 1997-98 ed. OCLC #39954662
DeLorme Mapping Company. Oregon atlas & gazetteer. 1 atlas (88 p.), scale 1:150,000. 3rd ed. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme, 1998. OCLC #39804696
Thomas Bros. Maps. Pacific Northwest road atlas & driver's guide. 1 atlas (various pagings), scales differ. 1998 ed. Irvine, CA : Thomas Bros. Maps, 1998. OCLC #39974319
Lone Mountain Designs. Coop's road map guide to the microbreweries and brewpubs of the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska. Scale ca. 1:1,750,000. Menlo Park, CA : Lone Mountain Designs, 1997. OCLC #39671913
ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION
Hart Publications. Hart's 1998 Rocky Mountain gas transmission and storage map. Scale not given. Rockville, MD : Hart Pubs., 1998. OCLC #39845177
Lone Mountain Designs. Coop's road map guide to the microbreweries and brewpubs of the Southwestern United States, including Hawaii. Scale ca. 1:2,450,000. Menlo Park, CA: Lone Mountain Designs, 1997. OCLC #39671917
Bond, Kevin R., and Duval, Joseph S. Aerial gamma-ray maps of regional surface concentrations of potassium, uranium, and thorium in Utah. 4 maps on 2 sheets, scale 1:1,000,000. USGS Geophysical investigations map GP-1013, pub. 1998. OCLC #39900443
M-Sat Corporation. The Great Salt Lake from space. 1 remote-sensing image, scale 1:350,000. Rockville, Md.: M-Sat, 1998. OCLC #39870251
DeLorme Mapping Company. Washington atlas & gazetteer. 4th ed. 1 atlas (120 p.). Freeport, Me. : DeLorme, 1998. OCLC #39960012
Kroll Map Company. Atlas of Seattle, north end. 1 atlas (ca. 74 p.), scale 1:2,400. Seattle, Wash. : Kroll, 1997. OCLC #39853135
Kroll Map Company. Atlas of Seattle, south end. 1 atlas (ca. 150 p.), scale 1:2,400. Seattle, Wash. : Kroll, 1997. OCLC #39853143
Barlow & Haun, Inc. Structure contour, ... Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. 1 map on 4 sheets, scale ca. 1:126,720. Casper, Wyo.: PUBLISHER: Rocky Mountain Map Co., 1998. OCLC #39840950
Wyoming. Division of State Parks & Historic Sites. Continental divide, Wyoming, snowmobile trails map, 1997-98. Scale ca. 1:167,962. Cheyenne : The Division, 1997. OCLC #39801496
2.2 Other New Materials
2.3 Articles of Interest
2.3.1 Cartography, June 1, 1998, v. 27, no. 1
- The Scientific Committee on Antarctica Research (SCAR) collections in the national Library of Australia, p. 67.
- Ikhuoria, I.A. and Irabor, O.M. Environmental Knowing with Tactile Maps, p. 27.
- Pullar, D., Sharma, P. and McDonald, G. A Model for Education in Spatial Informaiton Technologies, p. 41.
- First detailed National Topographic Database Initiative between the Public and Private Sector Announced, p. 67.
- The Scientific Committee on Antarctica Research (SCAR) collections in the national Library of Australia, p.67.
2.3.2 International Journal of Remote Sensing,
220.127.116.11 July 20, 1998, v. 19, no. 11
- Arino, O. and Melinotte, J.M. Cover: The 1993 Africa Fire Map, p. 2019.
18.104.22.168 August 1, 1998, v. 19, no. 12
- Baratan, K. K. and Anderson, R. The use of Landsat Thematic Mapper data for mapping and correlation of Quaternary geomorphic surfaces in the southern Whipple Mountains, California, p. 2345.
2.3.3 Reviews in Engineering Geology. 1998, v. 12
- Burns, Scott F., Ashbaugh, Stuart G. and Toombs, George Presentation of radon potential maps to the public: A case history for Portland, Oregon, p. 43.
2.3.4 Social Work: Journal of the NASW
- Queralt, Magaly and Ann D. Witte. "A Map for You? Geographic Information Systems in the Social Services". Social Work. September 1998. Volume 43, Number 5. 455-469.
2.4 Internet Resources
2.4.1 Current Geographical Publications - The September 1998 issue of Current Geographical Publications is now available at http://leardo.lib.uwm.edu/cgp.
2.4.2 New Chapters and Presentations from Jan Smits
He added to his personal homepage <http://www.konbib.nl/persons/jan-smits/homepage.htm> some presentations in PowerPoint under the chapters:
"Metadata for digital spatial data" Developments in spatial data management: Dutch impressions (185Kb), click on "Klik hier om te starten" or Power Point presentation. Presentation for the 35th Annual Symposium of The British Cartographic Society and the Map Curator's Group Workshop, University of Keele, United Kingdom, September 10, 1998.
"Transition in Mapcuratorship" The Necessity and Nuissance of Survival or How to keep to our senses (200 Kb) Power Point presentation. Presentation for the 11th conference of the Groupe des Cartothécaires de LIBER, Kraków, Poland, September 16, 1998.
Together with the paper under the chapter: "Metadata for digital spatial data" The creation and integration of metadata in spatial data collections. (of which an updated version will be published in the Andrew/Larsgaard issue of Cataloguing & Classification Quarterly) they form my current impressions concerning the transition of maplibrarianship.
Though some of the PowerPoint slides may need an explanation I hope that the whole is self-explanatory enough to make sense to you. Most of the slides are animated and some (as "transition in technology") do not make sense when the animation-possibilities are not used. So, keep pressing the enter-button!
This is a searchable database of of all Geological Survey of Canada publications. The Geological Survey is part of Natural Resources of Canada which publishes other maps and publications. Those publications are not in this database. The site address is http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/ess/esic/gescan_e.html.
3.1 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc.
- 6th ACM Symposium on Geographic Information Systems, Washington, DC, 6 - 7 November 1998
- 3rd IEEE Meta-Data Conference, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, US, 6 - 7 April 1999. For more information, see http://www.llnl.gov/liv_comp/metadata/md99/md99.html.
- 18th International Conference on the History of Cartography, Athens, Greece, 11 - 16 July 1999. The Society for Hellenic Cartography and the National Hellenic Research Foundation in collaboration with Imago Mundi, Ltd organise the conference. The Conference theme is "The Cartography of the Mediterranean World" and any other aspect of the history of cartography.
- The Oxford Seminars in Cartography, Programme for 1998-99
- Thursday November 12, 1998. - The mapping of Sherwood Forest in the Early seventeenth century: recording boundaries and assarts by Steph Mastoris (Leicestershire Museums, Arts & Records Service)
- Thursday February 18, 1999 - Mapping with feeling: the human cartography of peoples' lives by Daniel Dorling (University of Bristol)
- Thursday May 6, 1999 - Contention the Mother of Invention: early maps of England in the Public Record Office by Rose Mitchell (Public Record Office)
***NOTE THE NEW VENUE*** All seminars commence at 5pm in the School of Geography, Mansfield Road, Oxford. Sponsored by Sanders of Oxford (Prints and Maps), Lovell Johns Ltd, and The Friends of The Oxford Seminars in Cartography. For further information, please contact: Nick Millea, Map Curator, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, Telephone : 01865 277013 Fax : 01865 277139 email: email@example.com or check the site homepage: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/guides/maps/
Lucinda M. Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Rockwell email@example.com
Dale Steele firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Womble email@example.com
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 WAML Secretary.
WAML Officers as of July 1, 1998
Linda Zellmer, President
Noble Science Library
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Vice President/President Elect
California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, CA 90840
Sue Haffner, Secretary
Henry Madden Library
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA 93740-0034
Muriel Strickland, Treasurer
2465 Baja Cerro Circle
San Diego, CA 92019
Robert Sathrum, Past President
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521
To submit items for release in News and Notes, contact the Information Bulletin editor, Larry Cruse (phone: 619/534 - 1248; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or the e-News & Notes editor, Lucinda M. Hall (phone: 612/624 - 5757; e-mail: email@example.com)
Lucinda M. Hall
Borchert Map Library
(612) 624 - 5757
WAML News & Notes Home Page
WAML Home Page
Top of Page