Digital Spatial Data/GIS Specialist job opening, AGS Library, UW Milwaukee
Digital Spatial Data/GIS Specialist, AGS Library
Associate Academic Librarian
The American Geographical Society Library, UW-Milwaukee Libraries, is seeking a creative, enthusiastic librarian to assist the many groups active in GIS related instruction and research across the UWM campus. The American Geographical Society Library, one of North America's foremost geography and map collections, was transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries in 1978 from the Society's headquarters in New York City, where it had resided since 1851. The AGS Library has been actively involved in providing digital spatial data services for nearly two decades. This full-time Academic Professional position is at the Associate rank. As the incumbent builds experience at UWM through excellence in job performance, professional development and service, s/he may qualify for continuing appointment and/or promotion to higher ranks.
The Digital Spatial Data/GIS Librarian is responsible for the daily operations of the Digital Spatial Data Clearinghouse. Responsibilities include: providing direct, general, and specialized reference service to digital spatial data collections; overseeing collection development, metadata creation, archiving and maintaining of digital spatial data clearinghouse materials; working with the Libraries Systems department to keep in operational order all computer and peripheral equipment related to the digital spatial data clearinghouse; providing digital spatial data instruction to faculty, staff and students as requested; consulting with Libraries staff to develop spatial data collections; serving as Libraries contact representative to appropriate academic department(s); and providing backup general reference services in the AGS Library. This position reports to the Curator of the American Geographical Society Library.
*/Required/**: *MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited (or equivalent) institution *and/or* advanced, terminal degree in another relevant subject discipline; a degree *or* certification *or* at least 2 years experience in geography, cartography or related field; experience with geographic information systems and digital spatial data; demonstrated knowledge of maps in traditional formats and cartographic information in digital form; proven analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work well independently and with others; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; good customer service skills.
*/Desired/*/:/ Advanced degree in geography, cartography or related discipline; experience with database and web design; experience working in an academic or research library; and supervisory experience.
A successful applicant who has a MLS/MLIS will be classified as an Associate Academic Librarian; a successful candidate who does not have that particular degree will be classified as a Sr. Administrative Specialist.
*Applicants must submit a letter of application, a current resume, transcripts, and names/addresses of three current professional references.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. For information relating to the campus security report for UWM, visit the following: http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/ .
Applications must be received on or before October 24, 2009.
Questions may be addressed to Craig Wesley, 414-229-6201 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Baruth, Ph.D.
Curator, American Geographical Society Library
Editor, Current Geographical Publications: Contents
(800) 558-8993 (toll free)
(414) 229-3624 (fax)