GIS Librarian - University of Maine

The University of Maine is looking for a GIS librarian. 

Position Title: GIS Librarian (id:83117)

Campus: Orono

Department: Fogler Library - OLY

Bargaining Unit: UMPSA

Salary Band/Wage Band: 04

Orono, ME

The GIS Librarian provides GIS-related leadership, vision, and planning to support the instructional, research, scholarship, creative activity, and public service missions of the University of Maine. The position will collaborate closely with faculty, research staff, and library colleagues to improve the discoverability of geospatial data through experimentation and innovative solutions. The successful candidate will be willing to learn and understand the process of data generation for any scientific or geospatial domain, including understanding instrumentation, keeping up-to-date on metadata standards and ontologies, assessing key discoverability parameters, and activating and implementing versioning capabilities. Typical hiring range for this position is $51,183 to $67,331 commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Complete Job Desription

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at


The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.


UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.


  • American Library Association accredited Master's degree in library and information science
  • Significant/advanced geospatial/GIS experience and training and experience working with scholars engaged in GIS-based research
  • Demonstrated successful personnel management experience
  • Ability to establish priorities, maintain good working relationships with colleagues, work independently, and collaborate and work effectively in a team-oriented environment and as a member of a diverse community.


  • Experience with special collections and government publications  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:


1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references


You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: March 15, 2024
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: April 8, 2024
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: May 1, 2024
Tentative start date: July 1, 2024


The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.


In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV