November 2001

Adonna Fleming, Editor

Electronic Version - November 2001.

1. News 2. New Maps, Books, Etc. 3. Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities 4. Contributors to this Issue

5. The Western Association of Map Libraries

1. News

IMLS Grant Awarded to University of Arizona Library


The University of Arizona Library Awarded Prestigious IMLS Grant Award

Tucson, AZ. Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) the University of Arizona Library has received $123,672 for a two-year digitization project that will create the Arizona Electronic Atlas. This dynamic Web-based interactive state atlas will be accessible to all levels of users. The project will develop a model workflow and methodology that other organizations can use to develop their own Web-based atlases and other products using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies. The project will broaden the collaboration between the State's libraries and other State governmental agencies.

The University of Arizona was one of 47 applicants; 18 awards were made. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent Federal agency that fosters leadership, innovation, and a lifetime of learning. The University of Arizona Library's, Arizona Electronic Atlas was selected because it will have far-reaching impact and serves as a model for other projects.

Dean of Libraries and Center for Creative Photography says, "Departments as disparate as Women's Studies, the Humanities Program, and the College of Agriculture have expressed a desire for easier access to geographic maps and data. This important project will creatively address this need. Particularly exciting is the opportunity to work with our partners and to create a model that will allow other organizations to proactively and effectively use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies."

"Libraries provide online education resources of unrivalled quality, validity, and utility," remarked Robert S. Martin, newly appointed Director of IMLS. "The grants IMLS makes today will provide citizens with information they need in their daily lives, give scholars unprecedented access to historical documents, and enrich the materials available to teachers for use in the classroom."


Edward Thatcher 1916-2001

On November 19th, Edward Thatcher, the long time Science and Map Libarian at the University of Oregon, passed away from age related causes. He was 85.

In his years at the University, Ed worked very hard to lay the current foundations for the current UO Map collection, which today ranks as one of the largest in the United States. Ed was also a co-founder of WAML, which has made tremendous strides in promoting map librarianship and encouraging cooperation among map libraries in the United States and Canada.
For more information about his life, please see:


Afghan Maps

Two new maps of Afghanistan are available. Oxford Cartographers, and National Geographic have new maps of Afghanistan. Oxford Cartographers created a new map of Afghanistan and surrounding territory. It has place names, hydrography and major road networks, with hypsometric shading and a gazetteer. Available folded only, at $9.95 plus $7.50 postage from East View Cartographic.

National Geographic has created "Afghanistan, Pakistan and Middle East" This map is 23 inches by 30 inches, Lambert Conformal Conic projection, with a scale of 1:6,087,000 and available flat with printing on one side. For more information: http://www.nationalgeographic.com.


Associate Director Geospatial and Statistical Date Center

University of Virginia Library

FACULTY OPENING Associate Director Geospatial and Statistical Data Center University of Virginia Library

The University of Virginia Library seeks an innovative and energetic individual to serve as Associate Director of the Geospatial and Statistical Data Center (Geostat). The Associate Director will have significant opportunities to develop and advance services supporting numeric, geospatial, and other electronic information needs at the University of Virginia. The University and the Library have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Virginia Library is a recognized leader in digital library services. The Library system consists of eleven libraries, with independent libraries for health sciences, law, and business. The Library serves 12,000 undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students and 1,600 teaching faculty, and is a Virginia Regional Library for the US Depository Program. The Library's homepage can be accessed at http://www.lib.virginia.edu. The Library has begun implementation of its plans for "Library of Tomorrow," a vision to create the model University research library for the future (see http://staff.lib.virginia.edu/LofT/). Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village and the historic Grounds provide an inspiring environment for teaching, learning, and research.

The Geospatial and Statistical Data Center offers a dynamic team environment and opportunities to collaborate in the development of integrated digital library services and initiatives. Geostat is located in Alderman Library, and assists users in most major schools of the University, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Commerce, Education, and Engineering and Applied Science. Geostat staff serve the University's teaching and research needs by identifying, acquiring, and providing assistance in the use of machine-readable data sets for geographic and statistical analysis. Geostat's services are offered online and in a large public computing lab/classroom featuring two dozen PC workstations. The Center also houses a large map collection and serves as a resource for statistical information in print. The Geospatial and Statistical Data Center can be accessed on the web at http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Reports to the Director of Geostat and will be primarily responsible for planning, coordinating and delivering services for numeric data collections, including reference services and collection development; Develops outreach activities to promote Geostat's services to users; Assists individuals and groups in the use of numeric resources and tools, including US and international data sources and ICPSR; Provides Library reference services as well as classroom and lab-based instruction for these resources; Serves as a resource for geographic information collections as necessary; Participates in teams consisting of other Library and University staff to further the delivery of numeric and spatial data resources for teaching and research; Oversees day-to-day management of the public service computing lab and classroom; Supervises Programmer/Consultant staff (2); Is professionally active, both within the Library and nationally.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or higher in a relevant field, with experience using numeric data resources in a research or educational setting; Extensive knowledge of computer software for statistical analysis, e.g., SAS, STATA, or SPSS; Ability to advise faculty, staff and students in a wide range of disciplines regarding the use of electronic data resources for teaching and research; Excellent instructional abilities with strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; Creativity and evidence of ability to learn quickly; Strong user-centered service orientation; Commitment to diversity in the workplace and ability to serve a diverse user community; Commitment to professional growth and development; Supervisory experience desirable.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary competitive, depending on qualifications. General faculty status. The University of Virginia offers excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other optional retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on January 11, 2001 and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers of three references to:

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


Government Information Library

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.

As one of 2 faculty librarians in the government and legal information unit, assists with operations of the unit including: providing in-depth reference; evaluating  and preparing usage guides for electronic government information;  training staff;  giving classroom instruction;  and participating in the overall work of the unit.

MLS from an ALA-accredited program and additional advanced degree or professional certificate;  demonstrated interest and knowledge of government information in traditional and electronic formats;  ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and the public;  and the ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team setting.

Academic library experience; Federal Depository Library Program experience;  extensive computer familiarity;  instructional experience;  legal reference experience;  GIS electronic and print map experience;  and the potential for scholarship and service to meet University promotion requirements.

This 12-month, tenure-track position has standard benefits with a starting annual salary of $54,348.  Library faculty evaluated for tenure and promotion on performance of primary duties, research, and professional service.  WIU (http://www.wiu.edu) is a comprehensive university with over 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, located in a rural community.  With over one million cataloged volumes, 300,000 documents, one million microfiche, 300 workstations, and two electronic classrooms, the University Libraries employ 18 faculty and over 40 support staff.  As a state of Illinois depository (100%) and selective U.S. depository (69%), the government and legal information unit consists of a team of 2 professional faculty librarians, 5 paraprofessionals, and student assistants.  To view our Web page see http://www.wiu.edu/library/govpubs/

Send cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 current references to: Cindy Johnson, Administrative Assistant, University Libraries, Western Illinois University, One University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390.  Review of applications will begin February 1, 2002 and continue until an appointment is made.  Anticipated starting date is July 1, 2002.  WIU is an affirmative-action equal-opportunity educator and employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


Federal Documents Librarian

Northwestern University

The Federal Documents Librarian manages the Federal Depository Library collection and ensures that collection management and user services adhere to Federal Depository Library Program guidelines and rules. Evaluates and selects Federal Documents materials and reference works not supplied through the Federal Depository Library Program. Supervises one full-time Library Assistant who is responsible for the check-in and claiming of materials. Supervises the processing of material received through the FDLP and manages the MARCIVE tape load. Works closely with the Cataloguing and Acquisitions Departments to ensure timely access and bibliographic control of materials. Supervises student staff in relation to special projects. Supervises Library Clerk in relation to Federal Documents activities. Acts as liaison with faculty to plan and implement user education and outreach programs. Plans and implements staff training programs related to the Federal Documents collection. Develops and maintains the Federal Documents section of the Departmental web site. Actively participates in the planning, decision-making, and continuing innovation of the Department=92s services and programs. Shares responsibility for providing quality reference service at the department=92s reference desk to students, faculty, staff and non-Northwestern community users, including evening and weekend hours. Represents the Library at national, regional and local professional meetings related to Federal Documents as required. Other duties as assigned.

An MLS from an ALA accredited library school is required. Knowledge of the United States Federal Depository Library Program. Experience with government information sources in electronic and paper formats. Experience in providing reference services in a government publications library including working with maps. Experience in providing user education or staff training preferably with government publications. Experience working in a large academic library. Demonstrated commitment to government publications librarianship. Must be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent communication skills who can work cooperatively and effectively with all levels of staff and users in a challenging and rapidly changing environment. Commitment to providing quality public service.

ENVIRONMENT: The Government Publications and Maps Department is a strong service-oriented unit of the Public Services Division. The collection consists of over one million items including paper and electronic resources, microfiche and maps. The Department is a designated depository for the publications of the United States Government (since 1876, currently selects 75%), United Nations, European Union, Organization of American States, and, State of Illinois. The department also acquires publications from many other international organizations including OECD, ILO, IMF, FAO, and WHO. The staff consists of four librarians, the Data Services Consultant/ICPSR Representative, 4.5 support staff and varying numbers of student assistants. Northwestern University=92s Evanston campus is located on the shore of Lake Michigan fifteen miles north of downtown Chicago and has an enrollment of 14,000 students.

SALARY: Dependent upon qualifications and experience, minimum $30,700.

Send a letter of application and resume, including names of three references to:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Further information regarding the department may be found at http://www.library.nwu.edu/govpub

2. New Maps, Books, etc.


New Mapping of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell



             Brosgé, William Peters.  Geologic map of the Arctic quadrangle, Alaska.  2 maps, scale 1:200,000.  USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2673, pub. 2001.  Also accessible on the Web at:   http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/i-map/i2673/   OCLC: 48137074


Campbell, David L.  Magnetotelluric and audiomagnetotelluric data collected in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1985-1992.  1 computer optical disc; original scales differ.  USGS Open-file report no. 01-053, pub. 2001.  ISBN: 0607966998   OCLC: 48115879


NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division.   Prince William Sound, Alaska : environmentally sensitive areas.  4 maps (1 for each season), scale 1:250,000.  Seattle : NOAA, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 48108175




Automobile Club of Southern California.  Greatest Hits maps, Route 66 : the best of the mother road.  6 maps on 1 sheet, scales not given.  Costa Mesa : Automobile Club of Southern California, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 48165215


Drewes, Harald, et al.  Tectonic map of southeast Arizona : a digital database for the West part.  6 maps, original scale 1:25,000.  Online version 1.0 of USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map I-1109, pub. 2001.  Access:

   http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/i-map/i1109/   OCLC: 48136022




Verma, G. British Columbia, scale 1:1 500 000.  5th ed.  Vancouver, B.C. : International Travel Maps, pub. 2000.  ISBN: 1895907357  OCLC: 48199036




            Fish-N-Map Company, producer of bathymetric maps of various water bodies in the Western states, has recently released some new maps of various reservoirs and lakes in California: Tahoe—New Melones, Comanche—Folsom, Clear Lake—Berryessa, Isabella—Big Bear; McClure—Eagle; Castaic—Piru—Pyramid;  Shasta; Oroville—San Luis; Millerton—Pine Flat.


Morton, Douglas M., et al.  Geologic map of the Cucamonga Peak 7.5’ quadrangle, SanBernardino County, California.  Original scale 1:24,000.  U.S.G.S. Open-file report no. 01-311, pub. 2001. Access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-311/       OCLC: 48147187


Morton, Douglas M., et al.  Geologic map of the Devore 7.5’ quadrangle, San Bernardino County, California.  Original scale 1:24,000.  U.S.G.S. Open-file report no. 01-173, pub. 2001.  Access:  http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-173/             OCLC: 48133010


Morton, Douglas M., et al.  Geologic map of the Telegraph Peak 7.5’ quadrangle, San Bernardino County, California.  Original scale 1:24,000.  U.S.G.S. Open-file report no. 01-293, pub. 2001.  Access:  http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-293/    OCLC: 48146608


               Sanborn Map Company.  Digital Sanborn maps, 1867-1970: California.  Original scale 1:600.  Includes most of the fire insurance maps of California produced by the Sanborn Map Company from the mid-1880s to around 1950.  Ann Arbor, Mich. : Bell & Howell Information and Learning, pub. 2001.  Access:   http://sanborn.umi.com/    OCLC: 48239812       


U.S. Bureau of Land Management, California State Office.  California Coastal National Monument.  Scale not given.  Sacramento, CA. : Bureau of Land Management, California State Office, pub. 2000.  OCLC: 48191698




             Roberts, Stephen B., et al.  Map Showing the extent of mining, locations of mine shafts, adits, air shafts, and bedrock faults, and thickness of overburden above abandoned coal mines in the Boulder-Weld Coal Field, Boulder, Weld, and Adams Counties, Colorado.  Scale 1:48,000.  USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2735, pub. 2001.  Also accessible via the Web:    http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/i-maps/i-2735/      OCLC: 48175064


Widmann, Beth L., et al.  Geologic map of the Idaho Springs quadrangle, Clear Creak County, Colorado.  Scale 1:24,000. Denver, Colo. : Colorado Geological Survey, Open-file map no. 00-2, pub. 2000.  OCLC: 48219304




Heliker, Christina.  Maps showing the development of the Pu‘u ‘O‘o-Kupaianaha Flow Field, June 1984-February 1987, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii.  30 maps on 4 sheets, scale 1:50,000.  USGS Geologic investigations series no. I-2685, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 48087310




Daumiller, Gerry.  Maps of Montana.  Scales differ.  Downloadable as ArcInfo (e00) or shape (shp) files.  Helena, Mont. : Montana State Library Natural Resource Information System, pub. 2001.  Access:  http://nris.state.mt.us/gis/mtmaps.html    OCLC: 48130084


Grasso, Dennis N.  GIS surface effects archive of underground nuclear detonations conducted at Yucca Flat and Pahute Mesa, Nevada Test Site, Nevada.  Original scale 1:24,000.  USGS Open-file report no. 01-272, pub. 2001.  Access:

  http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-01-0272/   OCLC: 48172375


Mudge, Melville Rhodes, et al.  Geologic and structure map of Choteau 1-degree x 2-degree quadrangle, western Montana : a digital database.  Original scale 1:250,000.  Online version of USGS Miscellaneous investigations series no. map I-1300, pub. 2001.  Access:    http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/i-map/i1300/        OCLC: 48136024


Shawe, Daniel R.  Map of steep structures in part of the southern Toquima Range and adjacent areas, Nye County, Nevada.  Scale 1:48,000.  USGS Miscellaneous field studies no. map MF-2327-B, pub. 2001.  Online access:

http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/mf-maps/mf-2327-b/  OCLC: 48158501




C & G Cartography, Inc.  Oregon Coast map.  1 map in 4 sections, scale ca. 1:225,000. Portland, Or. : AAA Oregon/Idaho,

pub. 2000.  OCLC: 48111701


DeLorme Mapping Company.  Oregon atlas & gazetteer, 4th ed..  1 atlas (88 p.), scale 1:150,000.  Yarmouth, Me. : DeLorme, pub. 2001.  ISBN: 0899333478     OCLC: 48181470


Givler, R. W., and Wells, Ray E.  Shaded-relief and color shaded-relief maps of the Willamette Valley, Oregon.  Original scale 1:24,000.  USGS Open-file report no. 01-294, pub. 2001.  Access:  http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-294/     OCLC: 48135644


Loy, William G., et al.  Atlas of Oregon, 2nd edition.  1 atlas (301 p.)  Eugene, Or. : Unitersity of Oregon, pub. 2001.  ISBN: 0871141027 (pbk),  OCLC: 48147662


             Preston, Ralph N.  Oregon gold/silver & gems maps, then and now : gold/silver, agate, apache tears, bloodstone ... thunder eggs, tourmaline, jade.  9 maps on 5 sheets, scales differ.  R.N./M.L. Preston, pub. 2000.  OCLC: 48219519 




Thomas Bros. Maps.  Pacific Northwest road atlas & driver's guide : Washington and Oregon.  1 atlas (various pagings).  Irvine, CA : Thomas Bros. Maps, 2001 ed.  ISBN: 1581743327   OCLC: 48219750




Bishop, Charles E.  Coalbed methane content map ... bed, Book Cliffs Coal Field, Utah, 2001.  6 maps, scale 1:100,000.  USGS Open-file reports no. 176F-K, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 48228046


Tilton, Terry L.  Geologic map of the Podunk Creek quadrangle, Kane County, Utah.  Scale 1:24,000.  Utah Geological Survey  Miscellaneous publication no. 01-3, pub. 2001.  OCLC: 48108511


Trails Illustrated.  Arches National Park, Utah, USA : topo map.  Scale ca. 1:50,000.  Evergreen, Colo. :; Trails Illustrated map no. 211, rev. 2000.  ISBN: 0925873128   OCLC: 48217566




Evarts, Russell C.  Geologic map of the Silver Lake quadrangle, Cowlitz County, Washington.  Scale 1:24,000.  Online version of USGS Miscellaneous field studies series map no. MF-2357, pub. 2001.  Access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/map-mf/mf2371/  OCLC: 48124334


Tabor, Rowland W.  Geologic map of the Wenatchee 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Washington.  Scale 1:100,000.  Online version of USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map no. I-1311, pub. 1311.  Access: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/i-map/i1311/  OCLC: 48136027




            Terra Graphics.  Wyoming highway map and more.  Scale ca. 1:1,140,480.  Cheyenne, Wyo. : Wyoming Transportation Department, pub. 2000.  OCLC: 48157419



Articles of Interest

Townsend, Mark, Gunpowder, treason and plot: the pioneering men who mapped Afghanistan. Geographical, Dec 2001,v73,i12, p20.

Lichtblau, Eric,  Response to terror; rising fears that what we do know can hurt us. Los Angeles Times, Nov 18, 2001, Sec. A, part 1, p.1.


3 Meetings and Other Educational Opportunities


ESRI Educational User Conference

Proposals for presentations at the ESRI Education User Conference and the Twenty-Second Annual International User Conference now are being accepted. Both conferences depend on participation from users (you!) to provide the exciting and informative presentations that make the conferences such a great experience.

The ESRI Education User Conference (EdUC) will be held July 5-7 in San Diego, CA. Last year nearly 450 educators attended the EdUC and participated in 100 presentations and 27 hands-on workshops. With its focus on Education, the EdUC provides a relatively small, intimate setting for networking with other educators (K-12 teachers, university professors, librarians, museum professionals, administrators, and others). For more information about the EdUC, visit www.esri.com/educ or contact Angela Lee at: alee@esri.com.

The ESRI International User Conference will be held July 8-12 in San Diego, CA. Last year nearly 10,000 GIS professionals attended the User Conference and participated in a variety of activities - presentations, workshops, social events, exhibits, and more! The User Conference is a great place for networking with GIS users of all types - from beginners to power users, and from Archaeologists to Zoologists. For more information about the User Conference, visit www.esri.com.

You may submit a proposal for both conferences if you wish; however, please note that each conference has its own submission form. Thus, if you wish to present at both conferences, you will need to fill out two forms.

For more information contact:

4. Contributors to this issue

Angela Lee alee@esri.com
Andrew Nicholson anichols@darkwing.uoregon.edu
Chris Kollen kollen@u.library.arizona.edu
Terry L. Sparks tsparks@nypl.org

5. WAML News and Notes

WAML News and Notes is a moderated bulletin of the Western Association of Map Libraries.

The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) is an independent association established to encourage high standards in every phase of the organization and administration of map libraries. Membership in WAML is open to any individual, institution, or business interested in furthering the purposes of the organization. For further information, contact the an officer listed below or visit the WAML web site at: http://www.waml.org/

WAML Officers as of July 1, 2001

Christopher J.J. Thiry
Map Librarian
Arthur Lakes Library
Colorado School of Mines
PO Box 4029
Golden, CO 80401-0029
(303) 273-3697
Fax (303) 273-3199

Vice President/President Elect
Richard Spohn
Geology/Physics Librarian 
University of Cincinnati 
225 Braunstein Hall
Cincinnati, OH
Phone (513) 556-1324
Fax (513) 556-1930

Muriel Strickland
2465 Baja Cerro Circle
San Diego, CA 92019

Wendie Helms
Map Collection
Science Library
University of California - Riverside
P.O. Box 5900
Riverside CA 92517-5900
(909) 787-6423

Past President
David Deckelbaum
University of California, Los Angeles
Maps and Government Information
4510 Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Business Manager
Richard E. Soares
P.O. Box 3989
Chico, CA 95927-3989
Phone: (530) 898-6882
FAX: (240) 250-5514

To submit items for release in News and Notes, contact the Editor, Adonna Fleming acflemi@unco.edu

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