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Discussion Education Committee seeks instructors for online courses

by Katherine Weimer on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 08:35 am

Hello MAGIRT members,

The Education Committee is interested in sharing our member's expertise and hosting webinars, web courses and online learning opportunities through larger ALA venues.  Do you have a topic and expertise that you would like to share?

The Committee is accepting proposals through June 15th.  Submit your proposal to Kathy Weimer, MAGIRT Education Chair at k-weimer@library.tamu.edu.  

Proposal Outline: 

1) Topic description

2) Learning Outcomes

3) Target Audience

Hello MAGIRT members,

The Education Committee is interested in sharing our member's expertise and hosting webinars, web courses and online learning opportunities through larger ALA venues.  Do you have a topic and expertise that you would like to share?

The Committee is accepting proposals through June 15th.  Submit your proposal to Kathy Weimer, MAGIRT Education Chair at k-weimer@library.tamu.edu.  

Proposal Outline: 

1) Topic description

2) Learning Outcomes

3) Target Audience

4) Instructors (name and brief bio/qualifications)

5) Preferred venue, such as webinar (include length of time, i.e. one-hour, etc.), online course (number of weekly sessions with Moodle or other software) or other venues.

Please do consider sharing what you do with others!

 

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Discussion MAGIRT items available now on Zazzle

by Colleen Conner on Thu, May 24, 2012 at 04:12 pm

Announcing the MAGIRT store on Zazzle: http://www.zazzle.com/magirt 

Order your MAGIRT T-shirt or accessories now in time for delivery before ALA 2012! Get your MAGIRT tie, tote bag or baby onesie now.  Items are available in various sizes and colors. 

Announcing the MAGIRT store on Zazzle: http://www.zazzle.com/magirt 

Order your MAGIRT T-shirt or accessories now in time for delivery before ALA 2012! Get your MAGIRT tie, tote bag or baby onesie now.  Items are available in various sizes and colors. 

Check out Jim Coomb’s winning T-shirt design!  Show your MAGIRT team spirit and wear the Anaheim 2012  three-quarter-sleeve baseball shirt designed by Roger Knouff to the Angels game Friday, June 22, 2012. Order now!

 

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Discussion WANTED: MAGIRT Map Collection Management Discussion Group coordinator

by Hallie Pritchett on Fri, May 18, 2012 at 09:45 am

Do you like to talk about maps and map collections? Would you like to take on a leadership position in MAGIRT? If so, this opportunity is for you!

Do you like to talk about maps and map collections? Would you like to take on a leadership position in MAGIRT? If so, this opportunity is for you!

MAGIRT is looking for a volunteer to serve as coordinator of the Map Collection Management Discussion Group.This discussion group provides a forum for discussion of and recommendations on issues concerning the acquisition and management of cartographic materials of various formats, in collections at different types of libraries.The coordinator is responsible for soliciting discussion topics and facilitating the discussion group’s in-person meetings at Midwinter and Annual.The term for this position is 2 years, starting with Annual 2012. Must be a MAGIRT member or willing to join MAGIRT.

If you are interested in this position, please contact MAGIRT Chair Hallie Pritchett at
hpritche@uga.edu.

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Discussion Call for participation in the MAGIRT Publications Committee

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 03:11 pm

The MAGIRT Publications Committee invites your participation and is accepting nominations for the position of Chair. 

The MAGIRT Publications Committee invites your participation and is accepting nominations for the position of Chair. 

The MAGIRT Publications Committee’s charge is to coordinate, edit, and produce MAGIRT publications, including base line, the Electronic Publication Series, the Print Publication Series, and the MAGIRT Information Brochure. The committee oversees and executes changes to the MAGIRT website, and serves as intermediary with publishers.  This is an exciting time for the Publishing with MAGIRT as we implement new methods of output including LibGuides and Electronic Publications to complement our traditional print publications.

Please forward nominations and expressions of interest to Kathleen Weessies at weessie2@msu.edu

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Discussion MAGIRT Annual 2012 preliminary meeting schedule

by Hallie Pritchett on Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 12:59 pm

MAGIRT Annual 2012 Preliminary Meeting Schedule
Anaheim
, CA

Friday, June 22nd

Evening                   
Social event – Angels vs. Dodgers baseball game
Please contact MAGIRT Treasurer Paige Andrew (pga2@psu.edu) for further details

Saturday, June 23rd

MAGIRT Annual 2012 Preliminary Meeting Schedule
Anaheim
, CA

Friday, June 22nd

Evening                   
Social event – Angels vs. Dodgers baseball game
Please contact MAGIRT Treasurer Paige Andrew (pga2@psu.edu) for further details

Saturday, June 23rd

8AM – noon               
Committee meetings – Education, Membership, Program Planning, Publications

1:30 – 3:30PM           
Map Collection Management Discussion Group

Evening
Awards Reception

Sunday, June 24th

8AM – noon                
ALCTS/MAGIRT Map Cataloging Discussion Group/Cataloging and Classification Committee meeting

AND

GeoTech Committee meeting/GIS Discussion Group

 1:30 – 3:30PM            
Program – The Nuts and Bolts of Map Scanning:  Building Your Map Scanning Toolbox

Monday, June 25th

8-10AM
Executive Board/Membership Meeting

Please note that this is a preliminary schedule; the final schedule will be available in April.  If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about our Annual 2012 meeting schedule, please contact MAGIRT Chair Hallie Pritchett at hpritche@uga.edu

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Discussion MAGIRT Discussion Groups at Midwinter

by Hallie Pritchett on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 03:47 pm

The MAGIRT Map Collection Management and GIS Discussion Groups will meet
at ALA Midwinter in Dallas on Saturday, January 21st, 2012 in Room D163
at the Dallas Convention Center:

   * Map Collection Management Discussion Group - 1:30 - 3:30PM
   * GIS Discussion Group - 4 - 5:30PM

The MAGIRT Map Collection Management and GIS Discussion Groups will meet
at ALA Midwinter in Dallas on Saturday, January 21st, 2012 in Room D163
at the Dallas Convention Center:

   * Map Collection Management Discussion Group - 1:30 - 3:30PM
   * GIS Discussion Group - 4 - 5:30PM

The Map Collection Management Discussion Group will include a brief
overview of current issues in the FDLP as they relate to map libraries
and collections as well as discussion of map collection management
issues. The GIS Discussion Group will feature an update from USGS
Libraries Program Director Richard Huffine. Refreshments between
discussion group sessions will be provided by East View Cartographic.

For those of you not attending Midwinter this year, both discussion
groups will be live streamed via Ustream on the MAGIRT channel -
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/magirt. Ustream channels include a chat
feature, so anyone attending virtually can join in the discussion (you
will either need to create a Ustream account or sign in with your
Facebook or Twitter account).

If you have any questions about our discussion groups or would like to
suggest a discussion topic for either session, please contact me at
hpritche@uga.edu.

Hope to see you in Dallas on the 21st, either in person or virtually!

Hallie Pritchett, Chair
Map and Geospatial Information Round Table

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Discussion MAGIRT Midwinter 2012 - preliminary meeting schedule

by Hallie Pritchett on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 10:42 pm

MAGIRT Preliminary Meeting Schedule
ALA
Midwinter 2012
Dallas
, TX

Friday, January 20th

  • Evening                       Social event (TBD)

 Saturday, January 21st

  • 1:30 – 3:30PM            Map Collection Management Discussion Group
  • 3:30 – 5:30PM            GIS Discussion Group

 Sunday, January 22nd

MAGIRT Preliminary Meeting Schedule
ALA
Midwinter 2012
Dallas
, TX

Friday, January 20th

  • Evening                       Social event (TBD)

 Saturday, January 21st

  • 1:30 – 3:30PM            Map Collection Management Discussion Group
  • 3:30 – 5:30PM            GIS Discussion Group

 Sunday, January 22nd

  • 8AM – 10AM               ALCTS/MAGIRT Map Cataloging Discussion Group
  • 10AM – 12PM             Cataloging and Classification Committee Meeting
  • 1:30 – 3:30PM           Executive Board Meeting

Notes:

  • All committees not meeting in person in Dallas are expected to meet virtually during the fall and in January and submit a report of their activities since Annual at the January 22nd Executive Board Meeting.
  • We are tentatively planning on streaming one or both of the Saturday discussion groups live via Skype.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about MAGIRT’s 2012 Midwinter meeting schedule, please contact Chair Hallie Pritchett at hpritche@uga.edu.

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Discussion ALA MAGERT 2011 Annual Reception Dinner and field trip.

by Roger Knouff on Tue, May 10, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Do not miss out on seeing spectacular historic maps and charts this summer in New Orleans!  On the afternoon of Friday, June 24th, the MAGERT field trip will be a tour of the Historic New Orleans Collection.  The field trip will start with the map collection in the Williams Research Center, and then move on to the “Threads of Memory Exhibit”, a traveling exhibit on loan from Seville’s Archivo General de Indias (Archives of the Indies) which examines the lasting legacy of early Spanish Col

Do not miss out on seeing spectacular historic maps and charts this summer in New Orleans!  On the afternoon of Friday, June 24th, the MAGERT field trip will be a tour of the Historic New Orleans Collection.  The field trip will start with the map collection in the Williams Research Center, and then move on to the “Threads of Memory Exhibit”, a traveling exhibit on loan from Seville’s Archivo General de Indias (Archives of the Indies) which examines the lasting legacy of early Spanish Colonists on the southern United States.  We will meet at 3:15 at the HNOC's Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street [map] and the tour will start at 3:30p.m.   This tour is limited to 25 people; please RSVP for by June 10th to Roger Knouff at roger.knouff@asu.edu.

 

After the field trip, hungry socialites will gather at 5:30 p.m. for a no-host (Dutch treat) dinner at Pierre Masperos which is less than a block up the street on the corner of St. Louis and Chartres Streets [map] [directions from HNOC].  Please RSVP for the dinner by June 10th to Roger Knouff at roger.knouff@asu.edu.

 

Saturday evening MAGERT members will feast at our annual MAGERT reception and awards ceremony at the Crescent City Brewhouse [map] at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so RSVP early to ensure a place at the table!  Respond by June 15th to Roger Knouff at roger.knouff@asu.edu.

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Discussion Minutes from Midwinter 2011

by Edith Scarletto on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 07:19 am

Folks,

Attached here are the minutes of the Board meetings held at Midwinter in San Diego. Please send me any notes or corrections.

 

Thanks,

 

Edith Scarletto

Secretary, MAGIRT

Discussion The MAGERT Membership Committee is seeking . . .

by Roger Knouff on Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 05:11 pm

The MAGERT Membership Committee is seeking . . . wait for it . . .

The MAGERT Membership Committee is seeking . . . wait for it . . . new members!  Interested in providing professional service to ALA and MAGERT, but cannot attend the meetings at annual and mid-winter in person?  No worries, the Membership Committee will conduct most of our assigned business by meeting through ALA connect.  The committee is expanding its roles to include coordinating the marketing and promotion of MAGERT programming, articles, monographs, educational materials, and professional resources that various MAGERT groups and committee members create.  Our role is not necessarily doing the actual marketing and promotion, but rather facilitating the process with suggested procedures, timelines, and guidelines.
 
Our initial new task will be creating flowcharts/templates/guidelines for various types of press releases for MAGERT programming, articles, monographs, educational materials, and professional resources.  The guidelines will provide suggestions, such as who to contact to review the release, how much lead time to allow, distribution outlets, potential advertisers, programming co-sponsors, and so forth.
 
Some of the other membership committee responsibilities include:
 
Providing ideas on increasing the number of MAGERT members.  
Suggesting ways to optimize the incentives for joining MAGERT.
Leveraging social media such as Facebook and Twitter to promote MAGERT.
Exploring potential emerging marketing innovations.
Suggesting items for MAGERT memorabilia and swag.  (Shopping while on the clock!)
Brainstorming new ways to promote map and geographic resources, collections, and technologies that other MAGERT committees and members develop.
 
 
Serving on this committee is an excellent way for new professionals and library science students to influence the future direction of MAGERT.  And if we do a great job, maybe other round tables will follow our innovative lead! 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact the current membership chair, yours truly, at Roger.Knouff@asu.edu

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  • 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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