Map & Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT)



The Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT) leads and inspires information professionals at all levels of expertise in their work with map and geospatial information resources, collections and technologies in all formats, through community, education and advocacy.

Formed in 1980, MAGIRT--with close to 300 members --- is one of the round tables in the American Library Association.  As the world's largest map and geospatial library organization, MAGIRT provides a forum for people interested or involved in any aspect of map or geospatial librarianship.
MAGIRT members benefit from:
  • A forum for the exchange of ideas by persons working with or interested in map, geography, or geospatial collections or information.
  • Advocacy and education for increased availability, use and control of map and geospatial collections.
  • Annual meetings with informative programs and opportunities to meet professional colleagues; virtual and Midwinter working meetings providing opportunities for involvement on committees and task forces; and informal social gatherings offering fun and new friends.
  • Publications such as base line, the MAGIRT newsletter; Cartographic Citations: a Style Guide (2nd edition published in 2010) and others related to map, geospatial, geography and GIS libraries and librarianship.

ALA Annual 2018 MAGIRT Chair's Program

Please join us on Saturday, June 23, 2018 — 8:30-10:00 am, Morial Convention Center, Rm 281-282 for the MAGIRT Chair's program Understanding and Using Spatial Humanities: Digital Mapping at the Forefront of Scholarly Research.  Panelists include Katherine Hart Weimer (Rice University), Nicole Kong (Purdue University) and Chelcie Rowell (Boston College) and  moderator Leslie Wagner, Chair of MAGIRT, and they will focus on overview of spatial humanities in digital scholarship, the skills and innovations available to librarian to successfully guide researchers in spatial humanities, and challenges that may emerge in spatial humanity practices for various research projects. 

This program is co-sponsored by ACRL/DSS Numeric and Geospatial Data Services Discussion Group.


Effective June 28th, 2011, MAGERT changed its name from the Map and Geography Round Table to the Map and Geospatial Information Round Table and its corresponding acronym to MAGIRT.  We feel this change better communicates our focus and mission.

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