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    Matthew K. Gold

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    From: heather froehlich <>
    Date: Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 1:57 PM
    Subject: [DHSI] Job Announcement: Open Source Geospatial Analyst
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    Dear all,

    The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invites applications for the
    position Open Source Geospatial Analyst within the Digital Scholarship and
    Data Services department. The Open Source Geospatial Analyst will work as a
    member of the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information
    team to support open source software, open data, and web-mapping solutions
    to spatial problems in research, teaching and learning at Penn State
    University. S/he will provide expert guidance through one-on-one and small
    group consultation services, develop and deliver guest lectures and
    workshops, and will be active in the community of geospatial scholars and
    professionals at the university. The Analyst will advocate for open
    geospatial solutions to spatial problems and promote successes at the
    university. S/he will develop and complete independent and/or collaborative
    demonstration projects of broad interest and/or high impact to raise the
    profile of open source geospatial softwares, the use of open data and
    web-mapping applications, and/or the value of library print and digital
    geospatial information resources. Due to the rapid pace of technological
    development in open geospatial fields, professional development is an
    important part of this position and the ideal candidate will demonstrate an
    enthusiasm and aptitude for learning to use new open geospatial data
    sources, tools, and methods. The successful candidate will have a strong
    commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion and the ability to
    work in a collaborative, team-oriented work environment. Typically requires
    a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an
    equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be
    given to candidates who have Master’s-level training and/or experience
    using open source geospatial tools and open data, as well as familiarity
    with the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, Open Geospatial Consortium and
    related initiatives. Additional required skills include: proficient skills
    using at least one open source geospatial software tool (e.g. QGIS, Mapbox
    etc.); familiarity with open geospatial data sources and formats (e.g.
    OpenStreetMap, etc.); working knowledge of at least one computer scripting
    language commonly used in open source and web-mapping tools in desktop and
    cloud-computing environments; foundational understanding of geospatial data
    and geographic information systems consistent with at least an
    undergraduate-level of training and/or experience; ability to work both
    independently and in small results oriented teams; and the demonstrated
    knowledge of and commitment to the benefits of diversity and inclusion
    throughout an organization. The University Libraries values diversity of
    thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a
    culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who
    thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn
    State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be
    found by visiting For
    additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit

    To apply, please visit

    best wishes,
    Heather Froehlich

    Dr Heather Froehlich

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