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Map Librarian, Harvard Library, (Cambridge, MA)


The Harvard Map Collection is one of the oldest map collections in North America and has grown to include ca. 500,000 maps, more than 6,000 atlases, and several thousand reference books. Topographic maps, city plans, nautical charts, and thematic maps comprise this excellent research collection, holding original materials from the 16th century to the present and by most significant mapmakers. The Harvard Map Collection also has a strong commitment to collecting geospatial data and manages the holdings of the Harvard Geospatial Library.  The Map Librarian reports to the Head of Geospatial Resources within the Harvard Map Collection.

The Map Librarian is the person responsible for teaching class sessions at faculty request that utilize paper maps and atlases. This entails selecting the maps to use (with faculty input) and developing activities that connect the maps to the pedagogical goals of the course. There are also opportunities to collaborate with the GIS Outreach Librarian on course activities that incorporate both the digital and paper parts of the Collection. As part of this teaching work, the Map Librarian may uncover gaps in the Collection and suggest additions to the Collection

Additionally, the Map Librarian, with the Cartographic Assistant, works to answer research questions and assist patrons in the reading room.

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