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Spring 2007 Meeting

February 15-18, 2007

Huntington Library, Pasadena, CA. Joint meeting with the California Map Society


Friday | Saturday

Friday, February 16
8:00-8:30 AM
Coffee, pastries and registration, Winnett Lounge.

8:30-9:15 AM
Introductions and Business Meeting.

Sounding Board.

9:35-10:00 AM
John Novack on Novacell's historical USGS maps.

10:00-10:30 AM

Break-out Discussion Sessions
  • Grant writing: What grants are in process? Types of grants available for library work. Gauging interest in having a full-scale workshop on how to write a grant.
  • Map discovery beyond the OPAC.
  • Innovative ways to use students for library projects.
  • Map theft in a non-special collections environment.
Noon-1:00 PM
Lunch on your own on campus.

1:15-ish PM
Travel to Huntington Library. Docent tour at 1:30 PM.

WAML Banquet, Margarita Jones.

Saturday, February 17
8:30-9:00 AM
Coffee and registration, Huntington Library Friends Hall.

9:00-9:15 AM
Welcome, Tom Worth, President, California Map Society and Wendie Helms, President, Western Association of Map Librarians.

9:15-9:45 AM
Dr. Robert C. Ritchie, W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research, Huntington Library, will welcome us and speak on The Henry Morgan Deretero and the derivative Haack Atlas.

9:45-10:15 AM
Bill Warren, Past CMS President, will give a presentation on Bird's-eye views of California, the Realtor's Dreams.

10:15-10:30 AM

10:30-11:15 AM
Philip Burden, noted author, will talk about The Men Behind the Maps.

11:15-12:00 PM
Tour of the Huntington's Preservation Laboratory, led by conservators Holly Moore, Joyce Ziman, and Marieka Kaye.

12:00-1:30 PM
Lunch and viewing some Huntington Maps or a walk through the Huntington's Gardens and Exhibition Halls.

1:30 -- 1:45 PM
CMS Business meeting.

1:45-2:30 PM
Kerry Sieh, Robert P. Sharp Professor of Geology, Tectonic Observatory, Caltech, will speak on The Intersection of Burgeoning Human Population and Natural Hazards-the Case of Sumatra.

2:30-3:00 PM
Dr. Norman J. W. Thrower, UCLA Emeritus Professor and First CMS President, will address the subject of Physicians and Maps, an Interesting Connection.

3:00-3:15 PM

3:15-4:00 PM
Susan Caughey, CMS VP, will discuss Vermeer's Maps.

4:00-4:30 PM
David Y. Allen, Map Librarian, Stony Brook University, retired, and Member both CMS and WAML will offer The Comparative Analysis of Old Maps Using Digital Raster Imagery.

4:30 PM

Post meeting reception at Bill Warren's Pasadena home, 1109 Linda Glen Drive, overlooking the Rose Bowl. Maps with directions will be available at the meeting.

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