Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Position: Map Librarian - University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Map Librarian - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
"We are seeking a creative, user-oriented professional to serve as Map Librarian and subject liaison for Geography."
This really seems like a great job as there appears to be a nice balance between all of the aspects of map/geospatial librarianship. From user consultation, to general reference duties, to FGDC metadata maintenance, to collection development, to outreach, to faculty liaison, and a blending of traditional cartographic materials and geospatial. I see so much potential for this position, and I definitely encourage interested librarians to apply.

The minimum requirements include an an MLS which I endorse entirely, as well as "knowledge of map librarianship and the application of GIS services in libraries." The preferred requirements include a "degree in geography or related field and experience using GIS software (ArcGIS)."

Here are some snippets:
  • "planning library services and user education programs related to GIS applications, and coordinating the Libraries' collaboration with other campus GIS service providers"
  • "providing subject specific reference, consultation, and instruction for users needing assistance with digital and print cartographic and geospatial resources and geography collections"
The minimum salary is set at $ 42,000 which I consider extremely reasonable considering the cost of living in Knoxville. A well qualified applicant may be able to push upwards to $ 50,000.

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