Geospatial /Data Visualization Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2018-06-13

Employer: UNC Greensboro

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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries invites applications for the position of Geospatial and Data Visualization Librarian. We are seeking an energetic, innovative, flexible, and service-oriented individual to join the Research, Outreach and Instruction Department. Reporting to the Social Sciences Data Librarian, the Geospatial and Data Visualization Librarian provides consultation services and training to support the [GIS]{.caps} and data visualization needs of [UNCG]{.caps} faculty, staff, and students. The individual will serve as a resource for appropriate departments as required to support data and [GIS]{.caps} classroom and faculty needs. This is a 12-month tenure-track librarian position with salary and benefits distributed over 12 months. Position reports to the Social Sciences Data Librarian.


  • Provide outreach and promotion for [GIS]{.caps} and data visualization services and events to faculty and students.
  • Provide in-depth research consultations on [GIS]{.caps} and other data visualization tools, including data discovery, use, and management, primarily for geospatial data.
  • Provide assistance for [GIS]{.caps} and data services instruction for workshops and course support.
  • Lead planning and implementation of [GIS]{.caps}-oriented professional development for the libraries.
  • Participate in and provide feedback for community or [UNCG]{.caps} activities and projects related to [GIS]{.caps} and data visualization.
  • Engage with campus partners to make digital and scholarly data work openly discoverable, accessible, and reusable.
  • Serve as co-liaison to Geography, Economics, Sociology, and other Social Science areas as assigned for data support.
  • Serve as library liaison to one department, to be determined.

Required Qualifications

  • MLIS/[MLS]{.caps}/[MIS]{.caps} from an [ALA]{.caps}-accredited program.
  • Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, equivalent coursework, or relevant, demonstrable experience.
  • Experience with geospatial analysis ([GIS]{.caps}) and data visualization projects.
  • Experience with open-source and web-based [GIS]{.caps} tools, such as OpenLayers, Leaflet, Open GeoPortal, [QGIS]{.caps}, ArcGIS Online, or other similar packages.
  • Experience with at least one statistical software tool, such as [STATA]{.caps}, [SPSS]{.caps}, [SAS]{.caps} or R.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative social science research methods.
  • Superior organizational, analytical, and communication skills.


  • Graduate degree in a relevant social science discipline or MS in data analytics or significant progress toward this degree
  • Experience with [ESRI]{.caps} ArcGIS products.
  • Experience with a programming language, such as Python or R.
  • Experience with data visualization tools, such as Tableau.
  • Experience providing reference service in an academic or research library.
  • Experience teaching the use of [GIS]{.caps} to students and faculty.

Archived on: 2018-08-24