GIS Library Resident
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Library seeks applications for a two year residency
position to provide GIS services at the Library. The position, which will be
situated in the John Crerar Library (medicine, biological sciences and
physical sciences), will be interdisciplinary and work with all subject areas
Working closely with the Science Librarians and the Bibliographer for
Geography, Anthropology and Maps, the GIS Library Resident will assess the
needs of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and staff
at the University working in GIS, develop and deliver geospatial technology
training, assist users with information discovery and data curation, provide
research support and information dissemination, assist with access to
information and digitized material such as historical maps, as well as
identify and use applications for the visualization of geospatial data. The
Library Resident will create and foster partnerships across the campus.
**The Residency Program**
The University of Chicago Library's 2-year residency program is open to recent
graduates of accredited library and information science programs; certain
positions may also be open to holders of other relevant advanced degrees.
Residents are expected to bring foundational knowledge and skills related to a
developing area of library services or technology. They should have an
understanding of and interest in academic research libraries, and the
potential to develop expertise and share their knowledge with Library staff.
The Library is looking for candidates who can meet a specific need and show
promise of future leadership. Appointments for two or more positions will be
based on the best alignment of candidates and Library priorities.
The University of Chicago Library is a centralized organization with a highly
collaborative, energetic staff. Each Resident Librarian will report to the
hiring manager for his or her position and work with staff members across the
Library as part of the primary assignment. The Residents will have
opportunities for professional development and committee appointments.
MLS or MLIS from an accredited school of library information science or an
advanced subject degree in a relevant field; knowledge of GIS tools such as
ArcGIS Online and desktop, Harvard WorldMap, GeoDa, QGIS; familiarity with
metadata standards; demonstrated ability to communicate respectfully and
effectively, and work well with colleagues and library patrons, individually
and in groups; demonstrated ability to perform complex problem solving and
decision making; demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and
implement projects; demonstrated strong commitment to professional
Experience in an academic environment; knowledge of scientific statistical
methodologies; programming languages such as Python or PHP.
To apply for this position, visit [http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applica
Applications received by March 31, 2016 will be assured consideration.
The University of Chicago is an [Affirmative Action/Equal
discrimination)/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability,
protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes
under the law. For additional information please see the
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iscrimination_statement/). Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation
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