WAML 2017 Meeting Austin, TX, November 2-3, 2017

We invite you to attend the 2017 WAML Conference in Austin, TX from November 2-3, 2017. This year’s program is hosted by UT Libraries at the University of Texas.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of WAML, and we have several special presentations planned to celebrate the occasion. The conference features two full days of programming related to maps and GIS librarianship, with optional special events, field-trips, and traditional business meetings.

WAML 2017 Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, November 1

1:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop with Paige Andrew
5:00pm WAML Executive Board Meeting – PCL 3.120
6:30pm Welcome Reception in the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Room – PCL 1.306
7:30pm Early bird dinner at Scholz Garten

Thursday, November 2

8:30am Registration begins
9:00am Welcome and introductions
9:30am Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Stanford: Innovations in American Mapping
10:00am Jim Coombs, Missouri State: Interactive mapping at Missouri State University
10:30am break
11:00am Tom Brittnacher, UCSB: Digital index maps: Leveraging GIS to create metadata for online map collections

11:30am Sierra Laddusaw, Texas A&M: Imaginary Maps, Real Lessons
12:00pm lunch
1:15pm Katherine Hart Weimer, Rice: Spatial Thinking
1:45pm Lightning Round:

  • Katie Lage, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute: Historical Aerial Photographs Access
  • Jon Jablonski, UCSB: Sneak Preview: The Cole Travel Literature Collection
  • Chrissy Klenke, University of Nevada at Reno: Mining, Maps, and the Mackay Theses
  • Bruce Godfrey, University of Idaho: Using Web GIS in an Academic Library to Evaluate Learning Spaces: A Pilot Project

2:15pm Daniel Brendle-Moczuk, University of Victoria: 50 Years of WAML as seen through its Information Bulletin

3:15pm WAML Sounding Board
3:45pm break
4:15pm WAML 50th Anniversary Session

6:30pm Banquet at Clay Pit

Friday, November 3

9:00am Welcome
9:05am Ryan Ehrfurth, State of Arizona Research Library: Bringing Maps to Life: Story Maps at the State of Arizona Research Library

9:30am Ken Rockwell, University of Utah: Work of a GeoDetective
10:00am David Hodnefield, Historical Information Gatherers: Bootstrapping Techniques from the Private Sector or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Debt

10:25am break
10:45am Cecilia Smith, Texas A&M University: Breadth & Depth: Defining Geospatial Instructional Success
11:15am Susan Powell, UC Berkely and Marcel Fortin, University of Toronto:
    GIS Reference Services: a panel discussion

12:00pm lunch
1:15pm Mike Peters, Eastview: MapVault raster data and satellite imagery:
   a path to integrating GIS data into a library environment

2:00pm Harry Ransom Center sessions
4:15pm WAML Business Meeting

Saturday, November 4

9:00am – 2:00pm Field trip to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. It’s Texas Arbor Day!

Phillip White, WAML Board President: philip.white@colorado.edu
Katherine Strickland, 2017 WAML Conference Host: strickland@austin.utexas.edu
Hannah Packard, 2017 WAML Conference Organizer: h.packard@austin.utexas.edu

WAML 2017 Executive Board Meeting Minutes

WAML 2017 General Business Meeting Minutes