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GIS and Geospatial Librarian, Science & Engineering Library Services
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Feb. 15, 2023
Title GIS and Geospatial Librarian, Science & Engineering Library Services
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Research, Collections & Outreach
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library
The University at Buffalo Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and self-motivated individual to provide GIS (geographic information systems) and map collection research support to faculty, students, and researchers across the University. The GIS and Geospatial Librarian will be a service-oriented individual who will join the Science & Engineering Library Services (SELS) team.

As the GIS and Geospatial Librarian, primary duties include:
  • Leading the development of library programming and infrastructure for use of geospatial data and GIS in research and teaching.
  • Delivering instruction and training to individuals and groups from all areas in the University on topics relating to GIS and the Map Collection.
  • Building strong collaborative relationships with faculty in the Department of Geography and across the University, as needed, to foster the development of new services related to GIS and integrate library resources, information literacy and research competencies into courses, curricula, and programs.
  • Providing reference and research consultation services in-person at service desks, through individual appointments, and via electronic communication (chat, email, text) for students, faculty, staff, and outside researchers.
  • Overseeing the Libraries’ Map Collection, the largest map collection in Western New York with more than 450,000 maps, 6,000 aerial phots, and more than 500 atlases covering all regions of the world, with emphasis on Buffalo and Erie County, New York State, and the University at Buffalo.
  • Developing and managing resources related to GIS, Geography, and the Map Collection.
  • Demonstrating commitment to continued professional growth and active participation in professional activities and service.

This is a two-year, renewable faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure in an academic research-oriented environment with expectations for research, publication, and service. The GIS & Geospatial Librarian will report to the Head of the Science & Engineering Library Services Team and work with librarians and staff across the University Libraries to advance the University Libraries mission.

We invite individuals to apply whose perspectives and experiences will enrich and strengthen our organization. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies should honor and reflect this diversity. We encourage candidates who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment to apply.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About the University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity, and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking, and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

About the University Libraries

SUNY’s largest academic research library offers an outstanding array of information resources, technologies, services, and people to support academic achievement. The Libraries play a vital role in the academic success of our students, the teaching and research of our faculty, and the intellectual pursuits of our alumni and community members. Our broad selection of digital and print resources, innovative services, and expert staff support scholarly and creative achievements in new and exciting ways.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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