Position Available: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks applications for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist. The ongoing “spatial turn” in a wide array of disciplines, with its increasing attention on the impacts and meanings of geographical space, means that scholars in fields which have not historically used geospatial analysis tools are discovering how geographic visualization can assist in examining relationship and causality, uncovering patterns, and making predictions. GIS users on the UIUC campus are also creating data that falls under the campus’s commitment to research data management. The GIS Specialist will play a critical role in the development, growth and stability of the Library’s GIS program. The position is based in the Scholarly Commons (www.library.illinois.edu/sc) and reports to the Numeric and Spatial Data Librarian. The Scholarly Commons is a technology enriched space for faculty, researchers, and graduate students to pursue research and receive expert copyright, data, digital humanities, digitization, scholarly communications, and usability consultation services. Scholarly Commons services are supported by experts in the Scholarly Commons, subject specialists at the University Library, and partners throughout campus. The Scholarly Commons staff currently consists of four librarians and three graduate assistants, as well as the library and campus partners who consult with users of Scholarly Commons services. The GIS Specialist will also collaborate with personnel throughout the library to meet the campus’s need for GIS services, collections, and infrastructure. Key collaborators will be the Map Librarian, Library Information Technology staff, the IDEALS Coordinator, and the Medusa Repository Development Team. This position is available immediately.