Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Services Librarian

Coral Gables
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Created: September 24, 2014


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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.

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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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