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Map Librarian, Western University, Ontario, ON


Western Libraries invites applications from qualified individuals to fill one continuing/probationary appointment as a Map Librarian. Reporting to the Head, Archives and Special Collections (ASC) and as a member of the team, the Map Librarian works collaboratively to unlock the potential of Western Libraries’ cartographic collections through digital humanities, digitization initiatives, and other transformational technologies. The Librarian will also build, maintain, and facilitate discovery of and access to Western Libraries’ extensive modern and historical collections of maps, atlases, and aerial photographs, as well as geospatial collections. The primary focus of this position will be on the cartographic holdings of the Serge A. Sauer Map Collection and the Archives and Research Collections Centre. The Librarian contributes to and collaborates on team functions, and works collaboratively with other ASC team members on priority activities identified in each planning year. The Librarian supports and actively engages with the other four core Western Libraries functions: Content Management, Discovery and Access; Research and Scholarly Communication; Teaching and Learning; and User Experience and Student Engagement. In particular, the Librarian will work closely with the GIS Technical Specialist on the Research and Scholarly Communication Team, especially with respect to the geospatial collections.

This is a full-time position.

How to Apply:

The original posting with the full job description can be found here. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references, by Friday, July 24, 2020, 11:59 PM (EDT) to: [email protected].

Only applications received by email will be considered. Please submit your application package as a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf). Please quote in the subject line reference #: MAPLIB2020