GeoInformation Nevada: Credentials

GeoInformation Nevada: a research service

Credentials

Research will be performed by

Linda P. Newman, M.L.S., Geoscience & Map Librarian, Emerita, University of Nevada, Reno

  • 28 years experience, Librarian for the Mackay School of Mines/Earth Sciences & Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno.
    Prior experience in library reference, government document and archive departments, University of Nevada, Reno & Indiana State Library, Indianapolis.
  • Experience teaching students geo research and assisting the public.
  • Publications and presentations at state, regional and national level including Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology and Geological Society of America.
  • Map librarian [retired] of primary map library in Nevada, 140,000 maps.
  • Creator of award-winning UNR map library web site including over 4000 geologic and historic maps.
  • Awards received recently from Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering for Service, City of Reno Historic Preservation Commission for historic map site, Western Association of Map Libraries for career service, and Emeritus, 2009, U. N. R.
  • Education
  • Member: Geological Society of Nevada, American Library Association [awarded life membership], Western Association of Map Libraries [western US & western Canada awarded life membership]

Depending on needs, additional recognized authorities may assist in research in related fields. These associates will be acknowledged when used.

 

Presentations and Publications

Linda P. Newman

Publications [selective]

Articles

Author. “University of Nevada, Reno Library Digital Map Collection: Nevada Highway Maps.” Western Association of Map Libraries Information Bulletin. Vol. 38 No. 2. March 2007. p.30-39.

Co-Author. “From Drawer to Digital: a statewide collaboration for building digital historic map collections.” Cartographic Perspectives, NACIS, Vol. 52, Fall 2005, p. 63-69.

Interviewee. “Old Maps of New Worlds.” Reno Gazette-Journal, Feb. 7, 2005.

Author. “Relocation of a regional map library: considerations and assessments.” Bulletin. Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives. Spring/Summer 2000, No. 108, p.21-27.

Author. “The Mines Library Endowment: a ten-year report.” In Proceedings, Connie Wick, Ed. Geoscience Information Society, vol. 24, 1993, p.117-119.

Co-Author. “Mackay Mines, Comstock Treasure.” American Libraries, April 1998, Vol. 29, No. 4. p.84-85.

Author. “Congress of Cartographic Information Specialists Associations.” Western Association of Map Libraries. Information Bulletin vol. 20, no. 2 , March 1989: 125-31

Editor. Information Bulletin, Western Association of Map Libraries, Vol. 19, No. 3, June 1988. 20th Anniversary Issue, `Contributions to Map Librarianship.’ 71p.

Author. “Color photocopying to reproduce/preserve geologic maps in literature.” In Proceedings, ed. Joanne V. Lurude. Geoscience Information Society, vol. 19, 1988, p. 206-208. Also In: Geological Society of America Abstracts 20, no. 7 (1988), (A68, Abstract 017709 )

Author. “Bureau of Land Management Survey of Cartographic Products.” Geography and Map Division, Special Libraries.

Author. Association. Bulletin 150 (December 1987): 20-8. “The Mines Library—with a little help from our friends.” Mackay School of Mines. Mackay Miner, (1981): 8-10.

Books, chapters, booklets

Co-Author with Prof. Emeritus Joseph Lintz. The Truckee River Corridor and Donner Pass, Nevada and California. Western Association of Map Libraries and Geoscience Information Society Joint Field Trip Guidebook. Nov. 2000. 11p.

“Geology: in awe of nature.” Co-Author with Lois M. Pausch. In Genre and ethnic collections: collected essays. Milton T. Wolf and Murray S. Martin, Editors. Foundations in Library and Information Science, Vol. 38, Part B. Greenwich, Conn., JAI Press, Inc., 1996. p. 337-353.

Editor. The Mackay School of Mines Thesis List, 1908-1991. Reno: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, Special Publication L-10. 1992. 44p.

Tingley, Susan and Linda Newman. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Publications Through 1989, An annotated bibliography and index. Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology Special Publication #12. Reno: University of Nevada, 1991. 192p.

Regional Editor. Guide to U.S. Map Resources, 2d ed. David A. Cobb, compiler, Nevada and Arizona, 5-10 & 191-196. Chicago: American Library Association, 1986. 196p.

Editor. The Mackay School of Mines Thesis List, 1908-1983. Reno: University of Nevada, Reno, Library, 1985. 58p.

Co-author with Mary Ansari. Nevada Directory of Maps and Aerial Photos. Western Association of Map Libraries, Occasional Paper #11. Santa Cruz, Western Association of Map Libraries, 1983. 158p.

Editor. Use of the library, a self-paced workbook in library skills. Reno, University of Nevada, Reno. 1974. 111p. [first of several editions written for credited course]

Map

Cartographer. “UNR Libraries.” Library Information Leaflet No. 3 [1980]. (first campus map to indicate branch libraries on campus)

Presentations [selective]

“Nevada in Maps digital collection – Nevada Sanborn maps.” Western Association of Map Libraries [WAML]. Spring Conference, April 2009, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

“Nevada Highway Maps, 1917-2003, a digital collection.” Western Association of Map Libraries [WAML]. Spring Conference, May 2006, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

“Historic maps.” Presentation focused on the `Quivira Collection’ at the Nevada Museum of Art, April 1, 2005.

“Mapping Nevada’s History.” Speaker. WAML. Spring Conference, April 2004, Chico State University, CA.

“Nevada History in Maps.” Nevada Library Association/Mountain Plains Library Association Joint Annual Conference. Incline, NV. Nov. 2004.

“Using maps for genealogical research.” Nevada State Genealogical Society, Reno. Dec. 2001.

“Mining resources in Nevada.” Nevada Library Association, Oct. 5, 2001, Las Vegas. [with accompanying web page on library site]

“Relocation of a regional map library – considerations and assessments. “Joint meeting of the Western Association of Map Libraries and the Association of Canadian Map Libraries & Archives. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. June 2000

“Written in the stones: expanding the boundaries of geoscience literature.” Co-presenter. Geological Society of America Annual Conference, Geoscience Information Society Symposium. Denver, Oct. 1996. Geological Society of America Abstracts 28, no. 7, p. 72. (1996), (Session 63, Abstract 36957 ) [refereed selection]

“The Mines Library Endowment, a ten year report.” Geological Society of America Annual Conference, Geoscience Information Society Symposium . Boston, MA, Oct. 1993. Geological Society of America Abstracts 25, no. 6, p. A-252. (1993), (Session 97, Abstract 25117) [refereed selection]

“Mining Information” panel. Nevada Library Association Annual Conference, Reno, Oct. 4, 1991.

“Color Photocopying to Reproduce/Preserve Maps in Geologic Literature.” Geological Society of America, Poster Session, Annual Conference, Denver, Oct. 1988. Co-presenter. In Geological Society of America Abstracts 20, no. 7 (1988), (A68, Abstract 017709) [refereed selection]

“Maps and the Depository Program.” U.S. Bureau of Land Management national cartographic workshop, Denver, June 2, 1987.

“History of Cartography.” Chaired session. American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, June 1987.

“Mackay School of Mines Map Preservation Project.” Western Association of Map Libraries, Spring conference, Provo, Utah, April 1987.

“Map Resources.” Mountain Plains Library Association/Nevada Library Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Sept. 1985.

“UNR Map Collection.” Nevada Library Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Oct. 1981.

“Abraham Ortelius and the Theatrum Orbus Terratum.” Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 43rd Annual Meeting, Reno, June 1980.

“Transitional Library Skills for the Young Adult.” Nevada Library Association for School Libraries, Carson City, May 1979 [a 2-day credited UNR Extension Library Science class]

 

Education, Linda P. Newman

M. L. S., Graduate Library School, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
B. S., Geography, University of Nevada, Reno
B. A., International Studies, University of South Carolina