Last fall I wrote a post about the work that Stace Maples is doing as Yale University’s GIS Specialist. The Yale Map Department recently posted a job listing for a GIS Specialist who would work with Stace and others in the map department on developing and maintaining GIS metadata. Full job description is pasted in below. Click here to submit an application on the Yale University careers page.
GIS Specialist, Map Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Duration: Fixed, one year from date of hire
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Reporting to and under the guidance of the Head of the Map Department and in collaboration with staff from the Library Cataloging and Metadata Department, manages all of the GIS aspects of the Map Department’s metadata and cataloging operations. These operations, which generally utilize the Maps2MARC process, focus primarily on topographic map series and nautical charts, but may expand to include Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, highway maps, GIS data, and raster digital files created from paper-based maps held by the Department.
1. Provides GIS support for projects creating descriptive records for the Map Department’s paper-based maps and charts.
2. Manages, plans, and organizes GIS project workflow and reports progress made on different phases of the project for each map series.
3. Creates GIS footprint indexes for map series with ArcGIS software by individual sheet or in bulk with automated grid methods.
4. Builds GIS table templates with catalog librarians to allow the catalogers to record particular metadata for individual maps within a series.
5. Using ArcGIS software, processes map series information.
6. Collaborates with staff to convert GIS map footprint indexes to MARC records or to convert MARC records to GIS footprints.
7. Generates reports for map series for inventory and labeling of map folders.
8. Supervises student employees who assist in creating map footprint indexes and other related tasks.
9. Works on site at assigned Libraries.
10. May perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
Master’s degree with training or specialty in GIS. 1 year GIS experience with geospatial data/ cartographic materials or GIS project management involving development of metadata for a collection of objects. For appointment to the rank of Librarian 1, a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science is required.
Required Skills & Abilities
1. Demonstrated familiarity with ArcGIS 10 or 10.1 GIS desktop and Microsoft Excel software. Some familiarity with the MARC metadata format, and HTML. High degree of computer literacy.
2. Familiarity with topographic and nautical series maps, projections, and coordinate systems.
3. Excellent oral, written, and graphic communication skills.
4. Ability to train others in fundamental GIS and metadata collection skills.
5. Excellent management, communication, and coordination skills with an ability to systematically and logically solve problems and implement measures to ensure quality control of metadata.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science.
Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration – the STARS req ID for this position is 16429BR. Please be sure to reference # 16429BRin your cover letter.