This focus of this library position is statistics, both numeric and spatial. This is indeed the aspect of GIS that gets me the most excited. I like the use of the phrase "numeric and spatial." This much closer resembles what I do on a daily basis than my blander title of GIS Librarian. The first time that I came across this phrase is the University of Michigan's Numeric & Spatial Data Services.
Any librarian with a strong interest in statistics and GIS should most definitely apply for this new position.
Here are a couple of snippets from the listed duties and responsibilities:
- Plan for and lead activities that promote and provide services for numeric and spatial datasets
- Collaborate with faculty to integrate use of numeric and spatial datasets into teaching and research. Such collaboration is likely to include development of assignments and basic instruction in the use of data analysis and presentation software (e.g. MS Excel, SPSS, and arcGIS)