Moffat, Riley M(oore) 1947-

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MOFFAT, Riley M(oore) 1947-


Born March 22, 1947, in Ogden, UT; son of Lloyd Brown (in the military) and Helen (a librarian; maiden name, Moore) Moffat; married Connie Reinwand (a nurse), August 19, 1970; children: Luke, Zac, Molly, Betsy. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Church College of Hawaii (now Brigham Young University—Hawaii), B.S. (cum laude), 1972; University of Hawaii—Manoa, M.L.S., 1973; Brigham Young University, M.S., 1980. Politics: Independent. Religion: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Hobbies and other interests: Surfing.


Home—55-603 Naniloa Loop, Laie, HI 96762. Office—Brigham Young University—Hawaii, 55-220 Kulanui St., Laie, HI 96762. E-mail—[email protected].


Library director for Mormon church schools in Tonga, 1973-76; Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, map and geography librarian, 1976-86, chair of documents and maps department at Harold B. Lee Library, 1981-83, chair of social science reference department, 1983-84, chair of Collection Development Division, 1986; Brigham Young University—Hawaii, Laie, HI, head of library reference department, 1987—, professor of geography, 1994-2001, David O. McKay Lecturer, 2003, instructor in surfing, 2000—, leader of advisory team in Samoa and Tonga, 1992. University of the South Pacific, instructor at Tonga Extension Centre, 1975. Member of Utah State Mapping Advisory Committee, 1981-86, Cartographic Users Advisory Committee, 1981-86, and Hawaii State Mapping Advisory Committee, 1987-95. Bishop of Mormon ward in Laie, HI, 1988-93.


Mormon Pacific Historical Association (member of board of directors, 2000—), Western Association of Map Libraries (president, 1982-83), Hawaii Library Association, Hawaiian Historical Society, Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Chi, Phi Kappa Phi (president, 2001-02), Brigham Young University—Hawaii/Church College of Hawaii Alumni Association (member of board of directors, 1987-94; president, 1991-92), Brigham Young University Alumni Association (member of board of directors, 1991-92).


Hawaii Book Publishers Association, S. M. Kamakau Award, 1994, Ka Palapala Po'okela Award, 1997; Institute for Polynesian Studies, grant, 1995, fellow, 1995-2002.


Printed Maps of Utah to 1900: An Annotated Cartobibliography, Western Association of Map Libraries (Santa Cruz, CA), 1981.

Map Index to Topographic Quadrangles of the United States, 1882-1940, Western Association of Map Libraries (Santa Cruz, CA), 1986.

(With Gary Fitzpatrick) The Early Mapping of Hawaii, Routledge & Kegan Paul (New York, NY), 1986.

Population History of Eastern U.S. Cities and Towns, 1790-1870, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 1992.

Population History of Western U.S. Cities and Towns, 1850-1990, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 1996.

(With Gary Fitzpatrick) Surveying the Mahele: Mapping the Hawaiian Land Revolution, Editions Limited (Honolulu, HI), 1996.

Historical Sites around La'ie, Brigham Young University—Hawaii (Laie, HI), 1997.

Population History of Cities and Towns in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, 1861-1996, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2001.

The Hawaiian Government Survey and the Mapping of Hawaii, 1870-1900, Editions Limited (Honolulu, HI), in press.

Contributor to books, including Exploration and Mapping of the National Parks, Speculum Orbis Press, 1993. Contributor to library journals. Contributing editor, Baseline, 1988-92, and WAML Information Bulletin, 1988—; assistant editor, Pacific Studies, 1990—.


Population History of Cities and Towns in the Northeast U.S., 1880-2000; Population History of Cities and Towns in the Southeast U.S., 1880-2000; Population History of Cities and Towns in the Midwest U.S., 1880-2000; On Assignment: Andrew Jenson's Travels in the Pacific, 1895-1896.

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