Position Description - Data and Geographical Information Librarian at the
University of Virginia Library

This position takes a leading role in providing library services related to
data and geographical information, focusing on but not limited to government
information sources. Residing within the Research and
Information Services unit of the Humanities and Social Sciences Services
department, this position will establish strong ties with the library's newly
formed research data support service unit, in order to provide researchers
with comprehensive services related to the creation, management, use and
discovery of data. The position's focus is on helping users
locate existing sources of data, helping users access and utilize those
sources, and acquiring new sources as necessary. In
addition, the position provides services related to geographical content in
all formats, working with the GIS experts located in the Scholars' Lab.


* Master's Degree in Library/Information Science or post-graduate degree in a related discipline  
* At least 2 years of relevant experience  
* Working knowledge of available data sources from the federal government and IGOs, especially Census Bureau data  
* Ability to access, manipulate and display third-party data and a working knowledge of software tools and web applications (American FactFinder, Dataferret, etc) available for these purposes  
* Ability to manage the library's geographical and map collections in all formats, including paper and digital  
* Strong public service orientation  
* Ability to provide reference services to library users through one-on-one consultation and through virtual methods  
* Ability to work as part of cross-departmental teams  
* Well-developed organization and planning skills  
* Exceptional ability to think innovatively and strategically in order to solve complex problems  
* Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to teach and present in front of groups  
Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. This position
has University Staff status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of
vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin on 12/17/2012 and continue until
the position is filled. Applicants must apply through the University of
Virginia online employment website at Search by
posting number 0611282,complete application, and attach cover letter and
resume, with contact information for three current, professional references.
For assistance with this process contact Al Sapienza, Associate Dean for
Library Administration at (434) 243-8636.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The
University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of
underrepresented groups.

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