Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Services Librarian
University of Miami
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The University of Miami Libraries seeks nominations and applications for a
Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Services Librarian, to serve as a key
member of our emerging digital scholarship program. The GIS Services Librarian
will build and curate our growing spatial data collection, and review and
recommend the acquisition of relevant application software programs. The GIS
Librarian will collaborate with and provide services to various schools and
departments across UM in support of their geospatial research
needs. The Librarian will work directly with liaison
librarians in the Richter Library's Education and Outreach Department and the
UM subject specialty libraries (architecture, business, marine and atmospheric
sciences, music) as well as a range of staff involved in metadata, web
applications, emerging technologies and digital scholarship support throughout
the Library organization. The GIS Services Librarian will liaise with UM staff
in related academic technology support roles, especially Academic Technology
and the Center for Computational Sciences.
For the full posting, go to http://library.miami.edu/employment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's degree in library and information science,
geography, computer science or a closely related field. One year of academic
or special library work experience. Educational background in Geospatial
Information Systems. Experience with GIS software, preferably ESRI, and its
applications in research and teaching. Familiarity with GIS metadata standards
and the fundamentals of metadata creation. Knowledge of and interest in data
curation. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Commitment to
user-centered library service and the promotion of information literacy.
Ability to work independently and in teams in a dynamic changing environment.
Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to work
effectively with a culturally diverse population. A commitment to the
importance of excellence in teaching and scholarship. Ability to work
collaboratively and effectively with staff, faculty, and University
administration. Strong commitment to professional development. Skill in
developing, organizing, and maintaining web-based information resources.
APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately
and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will
be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be
submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum
vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted
before the appropriate time.
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