The Public Health and Geographic Information System (GIS) Librarian will
provide vision and strategic leadership for the development of innovative
programs to support the research, teaching, academic computing, and service
missions of the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH). Major
responsibilities will include innovation in information management,
development of new programs, and the further development of already
established service roles relating to the information needs of students and
faculty in the School of Public Health. The Librarian will develop, expand and
support geospatial information expertise among Medical Center GIS users. This
position reports to the Associate Director of the Medical Library and the
Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Public Health.
Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association
accredited Library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a
related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to
this rank is limited to two years at which time it is expected that the
individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of
performance at the Librarian 2 level.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Advanced degree in a related field and relevant professional experience may be
substituted for an MLS degree. Appointment to Librarian 2 requires at least 2
years of professional experience and achievements; Librarian 3 requires at
least 5 years of experience and professional achievements.
Familiarity with geospatial methods, spatial data formats and models, and
spatial statistics, particularly with regard to applications in epidemiology
and public health.
Strong public service orientation; excellent analytical, organizational,
management, oral and written communications; strong interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work collegially, cooperatively, and independently
with varied groups in a complex organization and function collaboratively in a
rapidly changing team environment.
Innovative, resourceful, and flexible. Knowledge of information technology.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Geocoding, aggregation and analysis of health data (and associated federal
requirements for protection of such data), including Geographically Weighted
Regression and Interpolation.
ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, R Statistical Package.
GeoDa/OpenGeoDa, QGIS, PostGIS, Gephi, or Google Refine.
2. Proficiency in one or more of the following: Python, SQL, XML.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply
online at www.yale.edu/jobs - the STARS req ID for this position is 19641BR.
Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional
references. Please be sure to reference
this web site and #19641BR in your cover letter when applying for this
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and
students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented minority groups.
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