Wisconsin Geospatial News

American Geographical Society Library welcomes new Curator


Marcy Bidney

Marcy Bidney has been named Curator of the American Geographical Society (AGS) Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. Bidney most recently was assistant professor and head of the Donald W. Hamer Maps Library, University Libraries, at Pennsylvania State University.

She has published articles in the Journal of Map and Geography Libraries, OCLC Systems and Services, and other journals, and has delivered numerous presentations at national and international conferences.

Bidney’s professional affiliations include the American Library Association (where she has served as chair of the Map and Geography Roundtable and co-chair of the Government Documents Roundtable).

Prior to her position at PSU, she was unit coordinator of the governmental and legal information unit, and maps/GIS librarian, at the Leslie F. Malpass Library, Western Illinois University.

Marcy will join the AGSL in October 2012.

The AGS Library is one of North America’s foremost geography and map collections. Formerly the library and map collection of AGS of New York, it was transferred to UWM Libraries in 1978 following a nationwide selection process. The AGS Library presently consists of over one million items, and includes maps, atlases, books, journals, pamphlets, photographs, slides, Landsat images, and digital spatial data. The scope of its collection is worldwide.

Source: UW-Milwaukee