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GIS Specialist in the University Library

GIS Specialist in the University Library

GIS Specialist in the University Library


Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Region

Overview: This position serves and assists the geospatial needs of all students, faculty and staff as well as interested members of a community. Geographic Information Systems specialists are those most qualified for this position but having a thorough knowledge of remote sensing and map making is crucial as well. In order to be able to serve and assist all faculty, staff and students of a university with their GIS needs, one must be proficient in the usage of GIS software, as well as knowledgeable about how to find the appropriate spatial data needed to complete a wide variety of GIS projects. A university library GIS specialist must also be willing to interact and teach the student body, faculty and staff the skills needed to master GIS.  

Geographers at work: GIS and Remote Sensing Specialists 

Recommended College Courses: Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Quantitative Methods, Physical Geography 

Skills: Guidance for research involving geospatial techniques, e.g. how to locate and access spatial data sets; helping with geospatial analysis, map making and converting data to other formats. 

Occupation Group: Education, Training and Library

Learn more about GIS Specialist in the University Librarians from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/librarians.htm

Written by Kaleigh Shuler