College Station, TX: Map Librarian, Texas A&M University

Job Opening Title: Map Librarian
Institution/Organization Name: Texas A&M University Libraries
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): College Station, TX, USA
Application Deadline: 02/19/2016

Job Description:

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 University’s 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:
• Master’s 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 university’s 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 institution’s 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.
The Libraries currently rank 8th in materials expenditures ($23.6 million) and 4th in ongoing expenditures ($16.6 million) among all ARL libraries. Additionally, the Libraries typically rank near the top 10 for starting librarian salaries among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries. Currently the staffing includes 269 individuals which includes 91 librarians holding faculty status.

The Community:

Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous “howdy” greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.

Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $50,500. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

Applications: Applications received by February 19, 2016 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should identify the position(s) for which you are applying, and address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position(s). Please submit application letter, vita, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. Send nominations and applications via email to or mailed to Pixey Mosley, Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state’s diversity.

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