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Online Doc Beer! Chicago! Beer! Maps! Beer!

by Tracey Urbick on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 03:57 pm

Your friends at MAGIRT have teamed up with their friends at PubQuest to create a special Chicago craft brewery and beerpub map for all of us heading to ALA Annual 2013!  Download and print it here, or get some of the limited printed copies that will be available at the MAGIRT area in the Membership Pavilion.

Have fun, enjoy, and we hope it gets you some good beers and good times!

Cheers from MAGIRT!

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by Carol McAuliffe on Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 06:46 pm

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Event The Two Most Valuable Maps in the World

by Colleen Cahill on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 09:25 am

The Waldseemüller map of 1507 is called the America’s Birth Certificate. The Buell map of 1784 is the most important American map of Revolutionary War-era. What magic do they possess to become the most valuable maps in the world? Join Min Zhang and Tammy Wong as they present information about these signficant maps.

Event Unique Map Collections in the Library of Congress

by Colleen Cahill on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 09:18 am

Join Min Zhang and Tammy Wong in the LC Exhibit Booth (631) for a presentation of amusing, allegorical, and amazing maps from the Library of Congress Geography & Map Division.

Event Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT) Executive Board Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

A meeting of the Executive Board members of MAGIRT to wrap up the Annual conference and address issues. All are invited.

More information about this conference session

Discussion Roger Knouff, Associate Librarian, Arizona State University

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) on Wed, May 22, 2013 at 08:15 am

Today I received a formal letter in the mail from Arizona State University notifying me that Roger Knouff's application for promotion to Associate Librarian is to be approved.  Actually it is a little slipperier than that, the library administration recommends it up their chain of command, and if it is like my institution, it is ultimately the university president or board who decides.  Though once it has passed the library administration, such decisions are rarely reversed so I think we can consider Roger's Continuing Appointment and Promotion to be a done deal.

Today I received a formal letter in the mail from Arizona State University notifying me that Roger Knouff's application for promotion to Associate Librarian is to be approved.  Actually it is a little slipperier than that, the library administration recommends it up their chain of command, and if it is like my institution, it is ultimately the university president or board who decides.  Though once it has passed the library administration, such decisions are rarely reversed so I think we can consider Roger's Continuing Appointment and Promotion to be a done deal.

All that doublespeak aside, congratulations Roger and I'm pleased to have played a role in this (as external reviewer).

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Discussion An antiquarian map store in downtown Chicago

by Kathleen Weessies (non-member) on Thu, May 30, 2013 at 08:54 am

I've located two antiquarian map dealers in the Chicago area, and one is in downtown Chicago very close and convenient to where we will be next month.

Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. is primarily a coin shop (Paige!) but they also deal with maps --- enough so that they will be exhibiting at the upcoming Chicago Map Fair (see http://www.chicagomapfair.com/exhibitors)

I've located two antiquarian map dealers in the Chicago area, and one is in downtown Chicago very close and convenient to where we will be next month.

Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. is primarily a coin shop (Paige!) but they also deal with maps --- enough so that they will be exhibiting at the upcoming Chicago Map Fair (see http://www.chicagomapfair.com/exhibitors)

The store is located at : 31. N Clark st. Chicago, IL 60602           Phone: (312) 609 - 0016            Fax: (312) 609 - 1305           Website: www.hjbltd.com            Email:  info@hjbltd.com

Collection: http://www.hjbltd.com/maps/maps.asp?inventorygroup=mp

Another area map dealer, George Ritzlin, is a train ride away in Evanston, Illinois (where Northwestern University is).  Directions and hours are posted at his website linked below.

George Ritzlin Maps & Prints

1937 Central St. Evanston, IL 60201               Phone: (847) 328 - 1966               Website: www.ritzlin.com                              Email: maps@ritzlin.com

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Discussion Maps the RDA Way - Come catalog a map with us!

by Tracey Urbick on Tue, May 21, 2013 at 05:44 pm

 

 

ALA’s Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT)  presents. . .

 

Maps the RDA Way: Come catalog a map with us!

 

RDA has arrived!  So have changes large and small from AACR2. However, you need not fear!

 

Experienced map catalogers and long-time MAGIRT members Paige Andrew and Susan Moore are prepared to assist those catalogers wanting to (or just plain needing to!) learn about RDA-based changes to cataloging cartographic materials.  Participants will create brief records for two maps using an RDA work form.  You will receive a eeNational Geographic Costa Rica Adventure Map and a color copy of a CIA map. You will be guided through the descriptive process, and leave having cataloged two maps!

 

Day & Time: Saturday, June 29th, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

 

Place: InterContinental Chicago - 505 N. Michigan Ave.

 

Room:Seville East (INTER-Seville East)

 

Co-Presenters: Paige G. Andrew - Maps Cataloging Librarian, Pennsylvania State University

 

Susan Moore - Cataloging Librarian/Bibliographer, University of Northern Iowa

 

For more information about the program and related resources, visit MAGIRT’s new Map and Geospatial Resources Guide at http://magirt.ala.libguides.com/trainingsandpresentations!

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Discussion Recording and handout for "Maps for Kids: Online Resources for K-12 Geography Education" now available!

by Carol McAuliffe on Thu, May 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Thank you again to everyone who participated in the MAGIRT webinar "Maps for Kids: Online Resources for K-12 Geography Education" held on May 7th.

For those of you who were not able to attend, the recorded webinar is available here:

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p6z06vthtvm/

 
The handout  is available here:

Thank you again to everyone who participated in the MAGIRT webinar "Maps for Kids: Online Resources for K-12 Geography Education" held on May 7th.

For those of you who were not able to attend, the recorded webinar is available here:

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p6z06vthtvm/

 
The handout  is available here:

http://lgdata.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/docs/3001/750414/MapsForKidsWebinarHandout.pdf

 
We hope you will join us for the next MAGIRT webinar!

Webinar Description:
Geoliteracy is important for K-12 students to learn in today’s increasingly connected world.  There are many online tools that can help teach students geographic perspective and spatial reasoning. This webinar will look at some of the most useful sites for K-12 education focusing on geoliteracy skills, human-environment interactions, and other basic geographic principles.  The intended audience is educators of all types: teachers, school media specialists, and other geographic information librarians who are interested in collaborating with the K-12 educational community.  Sponsored by ALA MAGIRT - the Map and Geospatial Information Round Table.
                       
About the presenter:
Carol McAuliffe has been the Head of the Map & Imagery Library at the George A. Smathers' Libraries at the University of Florida for almost 7 years and specializes in geoliteracy, geography and GIS education, and the educational role of the geographic information librarian.

Have an idea for a MAGIRT webinar?  Contact us at magirtbd@ala.org!

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Event MAGIRT Webinar: Maps for Kids: Online Resources for K-12 Geography Education

by Carol McAuliffe on Thu, May 2, 2013 at 11:52 am

Presenter: Carol McAuliffe, Map Librarian, University of Florida
Free registration: (limit 100)
Register here: https://ala.adobeconnect.com/e7kzctvr9tb/event/registration.html

Presenter: Carol McAuliffe, Map Librarian, University of Florida
Free registration: (limit 100)
Register here: https://ala.adobeconnect.com/e7kzctvr9tb/event/registration.html

Description:
Geoliteracy is important for K-12 students to learn in today’s increasingly connected world.  There are many online tools that can help teach students geographic perspective and spatial reasoning. This webinar will look at some of the most useful sites for K-12 education focusing on geoliteracy skills, human-environment interactions, and other basic geographic principles.  The intended audience is educators of all types: teachers, school media specialists, and other geographic information librarians who are interested in collaborating with the K-12 educational community.  Sponsored by ALA MAGIRT - the Map and Geospatial Information Round Table.
                       
About the speaker:
Carol McAuliffe has been the Head of the Map & Imagery Library at the George A. Smathers' Libraries at the University of Florida for almost 7 years and specializes in geoliteracy, geography and GIS education, and the educational role of the geographic information librarian.

All MAGIRT webinars are recorded and made available through the MAGIRT Map & Geospatial Resources page.

Have an idea for a MAGIRT webinar?  Contact us!  magirtbd@ala.org

 

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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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