Company Name: University of Nevada, Reno Libraries
Title: GeoHumanities Librarian
Location: Reno, NV
The GeoHumanities Librarian assists the Digital Initiatives Librarian working with faculty, staff, and students to find innovative ways to organize and creatively curate research online. This position is responsible for the digitization and interactive curation of digital collections and/or exhibits by using a variety of technologies and experiential online formats. In addition to updating UNR Library collections to become fully digitized and curated online, this position will liaise and collaborate with other departments and colleges on campus to highlight research and effectively engage public use online. Additionally, the GeoHumanities Librarian provides primary support for GIS learning and research needs.
Job responsibilities include:
•As a member of the Digital Initiatives team, support Digital Humanities initiatives on campus.
•Work closely with IT and the Libraries to set up infrastructure for collaboration with campus and community partners.
•Take an active role in promotion and outreach of digital initiatives projects.
•Work with a variety of physical and digital materials to create or enhance interactive online exhibits. In addition, act as project manager for various Digital Initiatives projects.
•Provide support for exhibit creation and digital asset management.
•Explore and utilize different platforms, such as Omeka, ESRI Storymaps, DSpace, and CONTENTdm to create digital exhibits and participate in planning for web presentation and development.
•Assist in the promotion of digital collections to users; participate in activities to unveil and promote selected collections.
•Work with the Digital Initiatives team to prepare supplemental materials, such as hand-drawn maps and tables, for digital preservation and online access. This may include georeferencing
maps and creating metadata that adheres to appropriate standards and schema (such as Dublin Core, LC Name Authority, LC TGM, and Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names).
•Maintain weekly office hours in the science and engineering library in order to assist with GIS and provide instruction and one-on-one consultations for students and faculty in GIS.
•Identify opportunities and collaborate with various departments to integrate GIS applications into instruction and research projects.
The position may collaborate with museums and organizations on campus such as the Keck Museum and Campus Arboretum to aid in the digital curation of their collections. The preferred candidate will be familiar with library standards for handling data (such as metadata, geo-tagging, etc.), new and innovative digital technologies, creative storytelling of information to engage the public, and have project management skills and the ability to work well with diverse campus and community groups. The position will have a role in building cross-university partnerships for the development of online projects highlighting the work of university libraries, departments, faculty, staff, and students.
Master’s degree and two year’s experience working in a library environment with digital projects.
Master’s degree in library or information science OR Master’s degree in geography, and/or GIS certification
Desired Majors: Geography
Position Type: Full-time Employment
Hours per week: 40
Salary & Benefits: Salary: $50,000- $60,000. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, academic faculty position with full benefits. The position is approved for up to two years with continuation contingent upon funding and organizational needs. Benefits: Competitive benefits package including 24 vacation days per year and tuition benefits for self and dependents. No state income tax.
Application Process: Apply for this job through the portal provided on the UNR Jobs page found here: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/24303
Application Deadline: 5/15/2017