Cartographic Reference & Digital Projects Librarian, Osher Map Library, Portland ME

Cartographic Reference & Digital Projects Librarian, Osher Map Library
University Library
Full-time (100%), Portland
UMPSA represented

 

The Cartographic Reference & Digital Projects Librarian provides cartographic and geographic reference services and consultations both onsite and online; maintains Osher Map Library's  (OML) website content; and explores the use of technology to advance teaching, learning, and research with special collections materials by reinforcing the significance of primary source materials as curricular resources in all formats.  Provides leadership in developing digital initiatives and applying new and existing geo-spatial technologies for the cartographic collections and reference services.  This position supervises open reference room hours and services on a schedule that may include weekday, evening, and weekend hours.  In addition, assists the Curator with projects, exhibitions, and other OML activities.

 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • An ALA-accredited master's degree and minimum of two years reference experience preferably in an academic library
  • Experience providing high quality public service and building strong patron relationships
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated awareness of new modes of scholarship and instruction employing rare materials
  • Demonstrated computer and technology skills
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks and multiple priorities; flexibility in adapting to changing priorities and evolving technologies; and designing projects with a timely conclusion

Preferred:

  • An ALA-accredited master's degree and a bachelor's degree with a major in History, Geography, Fine Arts, Museum Studies, or other disciplines relevant to the history of cartography
  • Two or more years working in a cartographic library or specialized collections library
  • Experience with content management systems (CMS), especially Drupal, and related software for creating and maintaining complex websites and in heterogeneous operating systems including Windows and Mac
  • Experience with online bibliographic data bases
  • Working knowledge of local (Maine), regional (New England), United States and world history and geography; basic map reading skills
  • Awareness of current issues and trends in digital library development and metadata standards
  • Supervisory experience with staff, students or interns
  • Knowledge of or experience with current practices related to the identification, access, control, organization, preservation, promotion and digitization of rare books as primary source materials, including metadata schemas, digital processes, digital preservation, institutional repositories, and open access initiatives
  • Ability to recognize and accurately transcribe foreign languages

 

Apply online at: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs. You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references.  Review of applications will begin December 18, 2013.  Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university. 

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