The Hanna Holborn Gray Graduate Student Fellowship for GIS Instruction

Division/Department: Map Collection, University of Chicago Library

Reports to: GIS and Map Librarian

General Summary:

The Hanna Holborn Gray Graduate Student Fellowship for GIS Instruction will provide instructional programming focusing on the introduction of spatial literacy and geospatial concepts. They will update existing instruction material and create resources in a variety of formats, including: demonstrations, workshops, tutorials, and web content. Instruction will focus on new GIS users interested in spatial literacy, data acquisition, available resources, and GIS processes, such as: georeferencing, digitizing, joining datasets, importing tabular data, and data management. The fellow will also host Walk-In Hours at the GIS Hub in the Crerar Library.


  • Instruct hands-on workshops on spatial thinking, GIS software applications, and finding geospatial data using existing instructional materials
  • Refine existing and develop new instructional materials
  • Host Walk-In Hours at the GIS Hub to assist users with acquiring, manipulating, and querying geospatial data
  • Provide demonstrations of geospatial technology
  • Update online resources
  • Notify GIS & Maps Librarian of software and hardware issues
  • Support MADD Center activities by understanding its operations and services
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Currently enrolled in a UChicago graduate program in good standing during the period of the fellowship
  • Demonstrated proficiency with GIS software (ArcGIS and QGIS) and techniques
  • Interest in pedagogy and instruction
  • Geospatial or GIS instruction experience, preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Hours and Schedule:

  • Approximately -- 15 hours per week

Stipend: $3300

Start Date: October 1, 2019

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume or CV and cover letter highlighting interest in the position and relevant background experience to Cecilia Smith,, GIS and Map Librarian. This position will remain open until filled.