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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.

Learn more about MAGIRT on the ALA website.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webinar tomorrow and Queertacular next Friday

  • 1.  UPCOMING EVENTS: Webinar tomorrow and Queertacular next Friday

    Posted Oct 24, 2023 03:49 PM

    Hello MAGIRT,

    We'd like to invite you to our upcoming virtual events.

    1. How to Make Your Own Map Librarian Job

    While there are only a limited number of map and GIS librarian positions advertised on USAJobs, Indeed, and LinkedIn, there are an infinite number of ways you can introduce maps and GIS into library jobs. In this session, you will hear about one librarian's journey from GIS enthusiast to map librarian. 

    Who should attend: LIS students, early-career librarians, librarians making a career change, and entrepreneurial librarians will all find ideas that they can apply to their own work.

    Topics covered will include:

    • Getting your foot in the door through volunteering and map & GIS studies

    • Selling your geospatial expertise to current and prospective employers

    • Building out your portfolio with map & GIS projects

    • Spinning up new services and assessing user needs

    • How MAGIRT can support you as a new map and/or GIS librarian

    Erin Cheever is an Associate Research Librarian at UL Research Institutes, a safety science research organization. She received her MLIS degree from The Catholic University of America. Prior to beginning her current position, she worked as a contract librarian at federal science libraries.

    Register Here:

    2. ALA Round Table Queertacular

    MAGIRT Volunteers are needed to help plan our part of the program. Fill out the volunteer form here:

    Who: MAGIRT, the Games & Gaming Round Table, the Film and Media Round Table, and the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table

    What: We are back by popular demand for the next installment of the Round Table Spectacular! This time, GameRT, GNCRT, FMRT, and MAGIRT will talk about and celebrate all things LGBTQIA+ and how they relate to libraries. Join us for round table discussions, dramatic comic readings, audience chats, film screenings, games, and actual plays!

    Where: Watch on Twitch!

    When: 12pm-6pmCT/11am-5pm CT/10am-4pm MT/9am-3pm PT on Friday, November 3

    Why: Spend your afternoon having the most fun you'll ever have while networking and achieving professional development

    Erin Cheever
    Chair, MAGIRT Membership and Marketing Committee (2021-2022)