Friday, May 8, 2009

Librarian (Geographic Information Systems)

TITLE: Librarian (Geographic Information Systems) #102664
CATEGORY: Non-tenured Faculty, Full-Time (12-Month Appointment)
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits.

An opportunity for a public service-oriented individual to work within the team environment of the University of Maryland (UM) Libraries in College Park, the largest university library system in the region and in close proximity to the nation’s capital. Visit the UM Libraries’ Web site at

RESPONSIBILITIES: The GIS Librarian designs, implements, coordinates and teaches workshops using ESRI’s ArcGIS; this includes developing instructional materials and collecting statistics. Provides in-depth reference for GIS as well as general reference services. Maintains GIS workstations by troubleshooting software and coordinating technical support. Recommends software purchases and upgrades. Promotes GIS services by collaborating with campus partners to expand GIS services. Teaches classes for the Libraries’ general instruction program, as well as classes requested by course faculty. Responsible for collection development, management, and access to geospatial resources from the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), state/local governments, and commercial vendors. Maintains familiarity with and assists patrons in using map resources held in the U.S. Government Information department’s collection. Provides staff training as appropriate. Supervises map related FDLP responsibilities. Participates in activities of the department and in Library and University teams and committees. See full job description at:


Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Master’s of Library or Information Science program. Minimum 2 years of demonstrated proficiency using ArcGIS. Evidence of leadership ability. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated computer literacy skills including proficiency with MS Office. Demonstrated commitment to public service. Able to meet promotion and permanent status requirements; for additional information consult the policy and guidelines at:

Subject background and experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or related disciplines, demonstrated through an academic degree(s), course work, publications, or substantive experience. Teaching experience in presenting course-related and general GIS instruction. Understanding of current and emerging trends in GIS, maps and cartographic information resources, and familiarity with geospatial resources and software, information technologies. Experience providing reference and instructional services. Collection development experience in maps and other cartographic materials in an academic or special library setting. Experience in Federal Depository Library Program. Proficiency in HTML and other web authoring tools. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in a team.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website:

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications preferred. For full consideration, send application with position title and number in the subject line. Submit cover letter, resume and names and e-mail addresses of three references by June 1, 2009. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will be in June/July. Applications accepted until position is filled. Send to

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