Catalog Support Librarian

Job description

Job location: Van Pelt Library


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-16
Req: JR00023799
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Catalog Support Librarian

Job Profile Title

Librarian B

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Educational Technology and Learning Management, the Catalog Support Librarian will provide system management end-user support for the University’s Canvas Catalog environment, a public facing instance of Canvas for non-credit/continuing education/external programs for non-Penn audiences. S/he will manage the Canvas Catalog instance and integrated tools. S/he will collaborate with partners like the Online Learning Initiative (OLI) and Information Systems and Computing (ISC) on special projects to enhance the environment. S/he will manage communication to participating programs and coordinate user support.

Job Description

*** Please note this position has a 2 year term position from date of hire***

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Educational Technology and Learning Management, the Catalog Support Librarian will provide system administration end-user support for the University’s public facing instance of Canvas for non-credit/continuing education/external programs for non-Penn audiences. S/he will manage the Canvas instance and integrated tools. S/he will collaborate with partners like the Online Learning Initiative (OLI) and Information Systems and Computing (ISC) on special projects to enhance the environment. S/he will manage communication to participating programs and coordinate user support.

Specific duties include:

  • Provides functional and technical support and administration of the University’s public facing Canvas instance.
  • Collaborates with partners in OLI and ISC on special projects to enhance the environment and serves as subject matter expert for Canvas
  • Participates in campus-wide committees like the Online Directors Group and Courseware Advisory.
  • Participates in activities and special projects that relate to the intersection of educational technology with teaching and learning.

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Library Information Science, Instructional Design, or a related field and related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Demonstrated experience supporting instructional technology within a college or university setting. Demonstrated initiative and commitment to proactive, courteous service. Strong analytical skills. The ability to work both independently and collegially, and to collaborate effectively. Effective oral and written communication skills and presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Experience supporting Canvas or other learning management systems for public audiences strongly preferred.

*** REQUIRED*** Please submit a resume and cover letter as one attachment when applying.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

University Library

Pay Range

$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 
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Posted: 9/10/2020
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