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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 Regions

Overview: This position serves and assists the geospatial needs of all students, faculty and staff as well as interested members of the San Marcos 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 Texas State 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