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Posted: 01/20/2016

Texas A&M University

Map Librarian
Professional Opportunity
College Station, TX


Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as a Map Librarian.  This is a tenure-track academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibility for engaging in research, publication, and professional service to meet both the Libraries and Universitys requirements for tenure and promotion.




Reporting to the Director of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, the Map Librarian will coordinate the map collections and services (located in Evans Library). Responsibilities include: serve as Map Subject Specialist; contribute content to LibGuides; provide in-depth map reference and consultation; provide instruction; lead and design outreach activities; oversee the Map & GIS public website; develop policies, service standards, and procedures; project management; collection development and maintenance (for physical and digital maps); ensure proper storage of physical maps; may assist with cataloging; engage in research, publication, and professional service; participate in committees and administrative groups; other duties as assigned. This position may include some occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.




Required Qualifications:


  • Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent advanced degree;
  • Experience working with cartographic materials;


  • Knowledge of collection development and maintenance (for physical and digital maps);

  • Understanding of best practices in handling and storing maps;

  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service;


  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.


Desired Qualifications:




  • Experience with reference, instruction or outreach;


  • Familiarity with map cataloging;
  • Experience with digital projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results with minimal supervision.






The University:




Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the universitys traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service.  The university has an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institutions goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.




The Libraries:


In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries is developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking.  In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.


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How to apply
To apply please send an email to LibrarianJob@library.tamu.edu

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