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Discussion hootsuite test again

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 08:52 am

test 9:52am EST.  Should go from Connect to Twitter automatically

Discussion Hootsuite test again

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Sent 1:24pm EST.  Where will it go? The last one didn't seem to go anywhere.  This time I'll check the 'public' box.

Discussion MAGIRT & Social Media

by Tracey Urbick on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 03:19 pm

MAGIRT is actively trying to craft a social media policy and has been playing with lots of social media tools.  This post is a test of HootSuite to see if it posts from ALA Connect to MAGIRT's organizational Facebook page, MAGIRT's LinkedIn page, and MAGIRT's Twitter account!

Discussion Testing RSS from Connect to other stuff

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 02:56 pm

Test test test!!

testy test test

Discussion MAGIRT sponsors ALA Emerging Leader Jessica Clemons

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 03:38 pm

MAGIRT is proud to sponsor 2013 ALA Emerging Leader Jessica Clemons. 

MAGIRT is proud to sponsor 2013 ALA Emerging Leader Jessica Clemons. 

The Map and Geospatial Information Roundtable (MAGIRT) will sponsor Jessica Clemons to participate in the American Library Association's Emerging Leader Program.  The Emerging Leader Program begins with a daylong session at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Afterward, it grows and develops in an online learning and networking environment for six months.  The program culminates with a poster session presentation to display the results of the project planning work of each group at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Jessica Clemons is a 2008 graduate of the MLS program at Clarion University of Pennsylvania and is currently working as Assistant Librarian at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York.  Jessica is also working on a Master's degree in GIS (Geographic Information Science) at the Pennsylvania State University World Campus, with an estimated graduation date of 2013. 

The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations.  For more information on this program, see http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/leadership/emergingleaders

MAGIRT is one of 19 round tables in the American Library Association. Formed in 1980, MAGIRT--with close to 400 members the world's largest map library organization--provides a forum for people interested or involved in any aspect of map or geography librarianship.  For more information about MAGIRT, see http://www.ala.org/magirt/

Kathleen Weessies
Vice-chair, MAGIRT

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Discussion Survey for GIS & Map Librarians closes on November 21 - please participate!

by Tracey Urbick on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 04:56 pm

Hi,

If you haven't already, if you could participate in this survey of Brad's...it will help us all as a profession and specifically will help those of us with anything at all to do with cartographic or geospatial materials. 

Thanks!

Hi,

If you haven't already, if you could participate in this survey of Brad's...it will help us all as a profession and specifically will help those of us with anything at all to do with cartographic or geospatial materials. 

Thanks!

From Brad: Many thanks to all of those that have already completed the survey.  For those of you who have not you are being invited to take part in the project Geographic Information Librarianship (GIL). The study is funded by the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  You are being invited to take part in this research study because you are a critical agent in identifying the importance of knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform this job.  The survey will ask you about your personal perceptions and opinions about your work experiences.

 

I know your time is valuable, but by taking a brief moment out of your busy schedule to participate in this study, you will contribute to library and information science education by informing curricula with empirical data from actual practice.  In addition, these findings will help to start the discussion for a potential revision of the Map and Geographic Information Round Table's (MAGIRT) Core Competencies.

 

If you choose to participate, you will be asked questions related to your role as a GIS and/or Map Librarian. The survey will take 20 - 30 minutes.  Your responses will not be linked to any personal identifier or name.

 

To participate click here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GILValidation-MAGIRT

 

I greatly appreciate your contribution to the study.

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bradley Wade Bishop, PhD

Assistant Professor

331 Little Fine Arts Library 
University of Kentucky 
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0224 

Email: wade.bishop@uky.edu

Phone number: (859) 257-3970

Website: http://www.uky.edu/~bwbi222/

 

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Through grant making, policy development, and research, IMLS helps communities and individuals thrive through broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage, and lifelong learning.

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Discussion Funding Opportunity for newer librarians for Annual Chicago 2013

by Tracey Urbick on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 04:53 pm

Another from Maps-L...

 

*Apply now for the 2013 Shirley Olofson Memorial Award*

 

Are you looking for funds to help pay for your trip to ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago?

 

Apply by Monday, December 10, 2012 for the NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award and you may receive a $1,000 check to help defray the cost of attendance!

 

Applicants must:

1. Be a member of ALA and NMRT

2. Be active in the library profession

Another from Maps-L...

 

*Apply now for the 2013 Shirley Olofson Memorial Award*

 

Are you looking for funds to help pay for your trip to ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago?

 

Apply by Monday, December 10, 2012 for the NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award and you may receive a $1,000 check to help defray the cost of attendance!

 

Applicants must:

1. Be a member of ALA and NMRT

2. Be active in the library profession

3. Show commitment to professional development 4. Have a valid financial need 5. Have not attended more than five ALA annual conferences

 

To apply, please visit:

http://www.ala.org/nmrt/initiatives/applyforfunds/shirleyolofson

 

Please e-mail Easter DiGangi (easter.digangi@uwalumni.com

mailto:easter.digangi@uwalumni.com>) if you have any additional questions.

 

Susan Kromrie

 

NMRT-MAGIRT Liaison

 

skromrie@sbuniv.edu mailto:skromrie@sbuniv.edu>

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Discussion Employment

by Tracey Urbick on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 04:51 pm

From the great MAPS-L list...

 

LIBRARY AND ARCHIVAL PROFESSIONAL 3 - LIBRARIAN, GEOLOGY

 

http://www.dnr.wa.gov/aboutdnr/employment/Pages/Home.aspx

 

POSITION PROFILE:

 

From the great MAPS-L list...

 

LIBRARY AND ARCHIVAL PROFESSIONAL 3 - LIBRARIAN, GEOLOGY

 

http://www.dnr.wa.gov/aboutdnr/employment/Pages/Home.aspx

 

POSITION PROFILE:

 

As part of the Division of Geology and Earth Resources, the Librarian provides for and oversees the management and effective delivery of advanced, large, complex, and mission-critical databases and applications by researching and overseeing the acquisition, installation, maintenance, documentation, security, upgrading, and troubleshooting of Library applications and databases. The position will develop a seamless link between our digital databases and various Division information databases including our bibliographic databases.

This position also compiles and publishes TsuInfo Alert (bi-monthly).

The position interacts closely with other section staff and the public.

 

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

     Master of Library and Information Science;

     One year experience as a librarian;

     An MLS from an ALA-accredited library school;

     Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external groups and individuals for the development and distribution of data;

     Proficient in the use and management of library database software;

     Minimum one year of experience providing information services to the general public or directed fieldwork or an internship in a public library for recent graduates;

     Must have current working knowledge of PC’s in a Windows environment, library applications and be able to use on-line, Internet searching methods and information resources;

     Must have experience with a library management system (LMS), for example, Horizon library automation;

     Candidates must be flexible, able to handle multiple competing priorities and tasks, adaptable to change, and able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

 

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

 

     Bachelor’s  degree in Geology;

     Knowledge of Washington geology;

     Participated in the production of Geological and geological hazard publications as evidenced in acknowledgments, credits on the map or report;

     Familiarity with social media platforms and blogging software is highly desirable.

     1 year of experience in writing and publishing;

     1 year experience in cataloging.  Not MARC, not Dewey, Washington Geology Library uses a system very loosely based on Library of Congress classifications;

     Experience with Excel, Access, ArcView.

 

To read the whole description and application process, visit the WA site ...

http://www.dnr.wa.gov/aboutdnr/employment/Pages/Home.aspx

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Discussion MAGIRT on Twitter

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 07:45 am

MAGIRT now has a twitter account, @MAGIRTala

Discussion Geographic Information Librarianship (GIL) -- IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant

by Carol McAuliffe on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 03:45 pm

Dear Map and Geographic Information Librarians, 

Greetings!  You are being invited to take part in the project Geographic Information Librarianship (GIL). The study is funded by the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  You are being invited to take part in this research study because you are a critical agent in identifying the importance of knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform this job.  The survey will ask you about your personal perceptions and opinions about your work experiences.

Dear Map and Geographic Information Librarians, 

Greetings!  You are being invited to take part in the project Geographic Information Librarianship (GIL). The study is funded by the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  You are being invited to take part in this research study because you are a critical agent in identifying the importance of knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform this job.  The survey will ask you about your personal perceptions and opinions about your work experiences.

I know your time is valuable, but by taking a brief moment out of your busy schedule to participate in this study, you will contribute to library and information science education by informing curricula with empirical data from actual practice.  In addition, these findings will help to start the discussion for a potential revision of the Map and Geographic Information Round Table's (MAGIRT) Core Competencies.

If you choose to participate, you will be asked questions related to your role as a GIS and/or Map Librarian. The survey will take 20 - 30 minutes.  Your responses will not be linked to any personal identifier or name.

To participate click here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GILValidation-MAGIRT

I greatly appreciate your contribution to the study.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Bradley Wade Bishop, PhD
Assistant Professor
331 Little Fine Arts Library 
University of Kentucky 
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0224
Email: wade.bishop@uky.edu
Phone number: (859) 257-3970
Website: http://www.uky.edu/~bwbi222

 

**The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Through grant making, policy development, and research, IMLS helps communities and individuals thrive through broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage, and lifelong learning.

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  • Provides a forum for the exchange of ideas by persons working with or interested in map and geography collections
  • Provides a forum to increase the availability, use, and bibliographic control of map and geography collections
  • Increases communication and cooperation between map and geography librarians and other librarians
  • Contributes to the improvement of education and training of map and geography librarians.

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