The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks a creative and service-
oriented geospatial services librarian for a tenure-track faculty position,
serving as the subject specialist for the geospatial data and maps collections
at the University Park campus. Reports to the Head of the
Social Sciences Library and will work collaboratively as part of the Research
Hub's Data and Geospatial User Services to provide strategic vision and
leadership in developing and promoting a suite of geospatial services for
faculty, staff, and students.
Duties include providing reference assistance and one-on-one research
consultation for geospatial information and maps research at all levels;
identifying and cultivate partnerships with other university programs and
departments on geospatial initiatives, particularly those with an emphasis on
human geography and mapping; supervision of GIS staff; design and deliver a
geospatial literacy program that supports the academic curriculum across the
University; evaluate GIS and mapping resources and collaborate with librarians
in related subject areas to identify spatial data needs.
Requires an MLS degree from and ALA-accredited institution or an advanced
degree in a relevant discipline. Experience with
geographical information systems, and knowledge of ESRI's ArcGIS
software. Familiarity with geospatial methods, spatial data
formats and models, and spatial statistics. Ability to work
both independently and collaboratively in a team
environment. Prefer relevant experience at an academic or
research library and familiarity with one or more standard statistical
software packages such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA and with
UNIX. Experience with a programing language such as Python
or PHP is highly desirable.
Apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three
references to [[log in to unmask]](mailto:[log in to unmask]).
Please reference Box GEOL-ALA in the email subject line.
For a more complete description of responsibilities and position requirements,
please visit [http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/jobs/facjobs.html.
Review of candidates will begin on August 1, 2013 and continue until the
position is filled. Employment will require successful
completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn
State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity of
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