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Numeric and Spatial Data Services Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 
2005-05-01
Employer: 
University of Michigan
Employer URL: 
http://www.lib.umich.edu/
Description: 
Description:

DUTIES:

  • Provide assistance to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty in the use of spatial data, numeric data, statistical software, and geographic information systems (GIS) software.
  • Provide instruction to individuals, groups and classes in the use of software, data, and relevant print and online resources.
  • In concert with other library staff, provide outreach to departments with a focus on the integration of GIS and statistical data into academic instruction.
  • Assist users with data discovery for numeric data, spatial data, and relevant print and online resources.
  • Work with other library staff to coordinate acquisitions and cataloging of data resources.
  • Develop relevant web-based resources for data, including maintenance of numeric and spatial resource web pages.

NOTE: Rank is anticipated at either Assistant or Associate Librarian level depending on experience and qualifications, but may be filled at the Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, Sr. Associate Librarian, or Librarian level depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. Final rank and salary dependent on qualifications and experience.
NOTE: Professional positions receive 24 days of vacation a year; 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel, and participation in faculty governance. TIAA/CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement.

The successful candidate will have significant strengths and experience in at least one of the areas (numeric or spatial data), and familiarity with and willingness and capability to develop skills in the other. REQUIRED: * ALA accredited Masters Degree, or an equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience. * Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with ArcGIS, ArcView, and/or with SPSS or Stata. * Knowledge about data producers including local, state, national and international organizations. Experience using spatial and numeric data for research, or working with faculty and students who are doing research with these resources. * Experience with metadata development and organization. * Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a diverse university environment. * Ability to work with and integrate diverse data resources including print and electronic to enhance user instruction and research. DESIRED: * Experience working in an academic environment * Knowledge of census data, particularly the decennial census of population and housing, and related federal government censuses. * Knowledge of cartographic resources, including knowledge of the geographical and mathematical content of these resources, and how they relate to research in an academic environment. * Experience in programming with higher level languages or in utilizing complex applications GIS and statistical software systems.

Application Procedure:

NOTE: To apply - send cover letter & copy of resume to: Library Human Resources; 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205. (Contact 734 764-2546 or libhumres@umich.edu for further information.) Review of applications will begin on 6/20/05 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

For more information, see the online job posting

Qualifications: 
The successful candidate will have significant strengths and experience in at least one of the areas (numeric or spatial data), and familiarity with and willingness and capability to develop skills in the other. REQUIRED: * ALA accredited Masters Degree, or an equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience. * Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with ArcGIS, ArcView, and/or with SPSS or Stata. * Knowledge about data producers including local, state, national and international organizations. Experience using spatial and numeric data for research, or working with faculty and students who are doing research with these resources. * Experience with metadata development and organization. * Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a diverse university environment. * Ability to work with and integrate diverse data resources including print and electronic to enhance user instruction and research. DESIRED: * Experience working in an academic environment * Knowledge of census data, particularly the decennial census of population and housing, and related federal government censuses. * Knowledge of cartographic resources, including knowledge of the geographical and mathematical content of these resources, and how they relate to research in an academic environment. * Experience in programming with higher level languages or in utilizing complex applications GIS and statistical software systems.
Application Procedure: 

NOTE: To apply - send cover letter & copy of resume to: Library Human Resources; 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205. (Contact 734 764-2546 or libhumres@umich.edu for further information.) Review of applications will begin on 6/20/05 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

More Info URL: 
http://websvcs.itcs.umich.edu/jobnet/job_posting.php?postingnumber=044652
Archive Date: 
2005-12-31
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