GIS and Digital Resources Librarian

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Created: July 20, 2012


Under the direction of the Head of the Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MADGIC), the incumbent is responsible for the coordination of electronic resources within the department and in representing MADGIC digital collection support requirements to other library departments and externally as required with respect to GIS.
The incumbent is responsible for providing general reference and instruction for maps, data and government information resources and manages an assigned area of the MADGIC collection which duties include collection development and reference specialization. The incumbent develops, manages and delivers library services related to geospatial data. (Area assigned is GIS resources).   

The incumbent has a leading role in web and social media development for MADGIC. Participates in other duties as required.

  • applicants must have an Undergraduate degree plus a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited library school
  • knowledge of GIS  acquired through university studies or professional practice  
  • some professional experience providing support for GIS, cartographic and/or government information services, preferably in an academic setting
  • knowledge of digital information resources and applications
  • demonstrated ability to prepare and conduct presentations and teaching sessions related to GIS
  • a strong emphasis onclient services.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Strong knowledge of reference techniques and descriptive metadata for print and electronic information resources, particularly those relevant to maps, data and government information.
  • Experience in developing GIS, geospatial and cartographic collections in support of research and teaching.
  • High level of computer literacy and knowledge of digital information resources and applications, including general Internet use and web content development experience.
  • Strong commitment to client services, demonstrated flexibility and willingness to work in a demanding and highly automated environment.  
  • Superior communication skills, ability to provide library instruction and effective research assistance, and to work well in both team‐based and self‐directed environments.

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