Geospatial Information System (GIS) Librarian & Coordinator for Data, GIS, and Maps

Posted to IASSIST on: 2015-06-16

Employer: University of California, San Diego

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The Library seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professionals to join the Library as our GIS Librarian and Coordinator for Data, GIS, and Maps (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian). This position reports to the Program Director of the Library’s Reference and Research Advisory Services (RRAS). The University of California San Diego Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

As the use of geospatial data across academic disciplines and the broader UC San Diego campus continues to expand, the GIS Librarian plays a critical role in leading and developing the Library’s GIS services for learning, teaching, and research. GIS is a vital component of library services, and the GIS Librarian is the leader within the UC San Diego Library for developing, managing and providing geospatial data and services.

As the Coordinator for Data, GIS, and Maps, s/he leads the development and management of the service unit, including Data, Geospatial, and Maps Services, to meet user needs on campus, in the Library, and in the Data & GIS Lab. The GIS Librarian coordinates the activities of the Data Services Librarian and the Map Librarian and reports to the Program Director of RRAS.

Required Qualifications • Master’s degree in library and information science with a concentration or advanced coursework in GIS, or equivalent • Proficient with GIS software with a focus on ESRI ArcGIS and an understanding of how to interact with GIS software programmatically • Experience working with geospatial data, metadata standards, and formats • Experience working with geospatial data in special software such as Sketch-UP, Matlab, R, SPSS or SAS • Experience teaching the use of GIS in a library environment • Experience providing reference service in an academic or research library • Ability to develop effective relationships between the Library and other campus units • Experience managing or coordinating the work of staff and/or librarians • Superior organizational, analytical and communication skills • Candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence in service and be able to work both independently and collaboratively • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education

Desired Qualifications • Additional degree or certificate in related field • Experience with programming language such as Python, Perl, or PHP • Experience with open-source and web-based GIS tools (OpenLayers, Leaflet, Open GeoPortal, Harvard WorldMap, QGIS, ArcGIS Online, etc.) • Experience with data visualization tools, software and concepts as related to geospatial information • Three years or more management experience in an academic or research library

Archived on: 2015-06-17