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NOTICE OF VACANCY: University of Washington – May 5, 2017 TITLE: Geography and Global Studies Librarian


May 5, 2017

TITLE: Geography and Global Studies Librarian

LOCATION: Government Publications, Maps, Microforms and Newspapers Unit; Reference and Research Services Department.

Complete announcement: NOV – May 5, 2017


Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.



The GMM unit is comprised of three major collections that serve UW faculty, students, and staff, as well as researchers from the local community and around the world. The government publication collection is a depository for publications from the United States federal government, Canada, the United Nations, the European Union, and the State of Washington. The collection also includes documents from international intergovernmental organizations, the City of Seattle, and King County. The map collection includes map sheets, aerial photographs, atlases, and electronic mapping and digital geospatial data for use with GIS software. The microform and newspaper collection includes current national and international newspapers, an extensive collection of newspapers on microfilm, as well as a wide variety of microform sets supporting research in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and international studies. The unit is part of the Libraries’ Reference and Research Services Department.



The University of Washington Libraries seeks a collaborative, creative, and energetic librarian to provide a range of learning and research services to faculty, students, and staff in Geography and Global Studies. Under the general direction of the Head, Government Publications, Maps, Microforms and Newspapers (GMM), the Geography and Global Studies Librarian serves as the liaison to the Geography Department, the Center for Global Studies, the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and coordinating liaison to the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. The librarian has primary responsibility for managing services and collections for geography, international government organizations (IGO), and non-governmental organizations (NGO). Other responsibilities include the provision of GIS services and support to the Geography Department and the Jackson School, and serving as one of the research data services librarians for the social sciences.



To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources).
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements).
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses).
  • Please use “Librarian Application: Geography and Global Studies Librarian” in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.



To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, June 9, 2017.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu