Hiring range: Associate Librarian I - Associate Librarian V

$49,464 - $62,220 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time appointment available starting August 2013.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a highly motivated, innovative,
and service-oriented librarian with GIS experience to maintain and expand our
map and geospatial data collections and services. The GIS & Map Librarian will
work closely with a cross-unit team of colleagues from a range of disciplines
who are interested in building and promoting the Library's e-research and data

The Environment

Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300
graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus
libraries - including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C.
V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection
of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million,
the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to
connect users with those collections.

The map and geospatial data collections are housed presently in the Earth
Sciences & Map Library. This is one of eight science and engineering libraries
reporting to the Associate University Librarian and Director of Subject
Specialty Libraries. The map collection consists of more than 475,000 printed
maps and air photos, more than 25,000 scanned maps, and a growing collection
of geospatial data. The Library's GIS program consists of data collection and
dissemination, development of the Library's GeoData@UC Berkeley repository and
collaboration in campus-wide GIS activities. Our map and
geospatial data collections are heavily used by researchers from a range of
disciplines and also help support the University's recently launched GIS


The GIS & Map Librarian has primary responsibility for building and
maintaining the Library's map and geospatial data collections, and leading the
Library's GIS program. Serves as selector and liaison for Geography.
Collaborates with other libraries within UC and regionally on collection
development. Plans and provides a suite of services including reference,
consultations, and instruction on using map collections, finding and managing
geospatial data, understanding spatial concepts and analysis, and using GIS
software. Develops websites and online guides related to these collections and
services. Promotes the use of maps and geospatial data in teaching and
research through outreach to campus faculty and students. Serves as team
leader for our geospatial digital projects (including map scanning projects,
our online map viewer, and GeoData@UC Berkeley) in collaboration with the Open
Geoportal Consortium. Creates metadata records for geospatial data in our
geoportal, performs original cataloging for maps/atlases, and oversees
map/atlas copy cataloging. Collaborates with other librarians and library
staff from our science and engineering libraries and Library Data Lab on our
growing e-research and data services programs.



MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school, or other
advanced degree in a related field with relevant professional experience

Experience with map collections, geospatial data, and GIS software such as

Demonstrated understanding of cartographic and geospatial resources and

Demonstrated aptitude for teaching and developing user-oriented documentation

Experience with web design and understanding of emerging technologies

Knowledge of metadata and cataloging concepts through coursework or experience

Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and
communication skills

Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and
effectively both independently and as a team member


Experience as a librarian in a research or academic setting

GIS certificate or coursework, or significant GIS experience

Significant coursework in geography or related disciplines that make use of
maps and geospatial data

Understanding of common web and open source technologies for geospatial data
such as XML, Python, GeoServer, PostGIS, OpenLayers, and GDAL/OGR as well as

Experience performing original or copy cataloging for maps and developing
Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata

Demonstrated project management skills

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the
support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates
who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by
an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of
Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

See complete job announcement for benefits information.

Deadline: Consideration will be given to applications
received by July 1, 2013.

Submit applications online at
Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of
qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience,
and the names and contact information of three references who are
knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong

Director, Library Human Resources

Library Human Resources Department

110 Doe Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Phone: (510) 642-3778

Email: [log in to unmask]

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action

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