The Map and Geography Round Table (MAGERT) is one of 15 round tables in the American Library Association. Formed in 1980, MAGERT--with over 380 members, the world's largest map library organization--provides a forum for people interested or involved in any aspect of map or geography librarianship. MAGERT members benefit from:
- A forum for the exchange
of ideas by persons working with or interested in map and geography
collections or information.
- Advocacy and education
for increased availability, use and control of map and geography collections.
- Annual meetings with informative
programs and opportunities to meet professional colleagues; mid-winter
working meetings providing opportunities for involvement on committees
and task forces; and informal after-meeting gatherings offering fun
and new friends.
- Publications such as
MAGERT's newsletter base line, the Occasional Paper
series, and the Guide to U.S. Map Resources (2nd edition was
published by ALA in 1990).
How to join MAGERT
MAGERT membership is open only to members of the American Library Association. MAGERT dues are $20 in addition to regular ALA dues.