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JR00037738 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
Student Engagement LibrarianJob Profile Title
Librarian BJob Description Summary
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ Collections and Scholarly Communications division offers an exciting opportunity to develop the Libraries’ programs in information literacy and to support student success.Job Description
The Student Engagement Librarian will lead ongoing initiatives for information literacy, develop innovative and effective programs in collaboration with subject librarians, librarians in the Educational Technology and Learning Management department, and in coordination with partner offices across campus. They will work with colleagues in Academic Engagement to manage the live chat, online reference tickets, and LibGuide services, and to provide support for citation management. The Student Engagement Librarian will work with Arts & Culture librarians to develop workshops and supporting materials for visual literacy, and with librarians across the Libraries to support annual programming around new student orientation, the Prefreshman Program, and the first and second year experiences. The Student Engagement Librarian will provide support for the Libraries’ collaborations with the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn First Plus program to connect students to texts and services and develop opportunities to collaborate with Penn’s Cultural Centers to offer opportunities for student learning and success. The Student Engagement Librarian will work with colleagues to create a learning environment that is inclusive and welcoming and that supports the University’s diverse community.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with subject librarians, the Educational Technology and Learning Management department, and colleagues from across the Libraries and the Penn Campus to support existing initiatives and to develop innovative programming that supports students in becoming engaged and critical thinkers.
- Partner with offices and programs across campus (e.g. Critical Writing Program, Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, International Student and Scholar Services, New Student Orientation & Academic Initiatives, Grad Center@ Penn) to build on and to enrich existing opportunities to introduce students to the Libraries’ services and collections and to develop information literacy skills
- Manage and participate in the live chat, online reference ticket, and LibGuide initiatives and head the Academic Engagement citation management subcommittee
- Lead the Libraries’ collaboration with the University’s Penn First Plus program—specifically through connecting students with texts and services. Work with student-peers to provide bridge to the Libraries’ collections and services.
- Work with Arts & Culture librarians to support visual literacy initiatives
- Work with colleagues to create a learning environment that supports the University’s diverse community and that is inclusive and welcoming
- Maintain current awareness of trends in information literacy. Participate in initiatives, events, and planning in these areas at Penn and beyond. Engage actively with the community; seek opportunities for collaboration.
- MLIS or equivalent degree/experience
- 2-3 years Professional experience in higher education, academic libraries, and working with students
- Demonstrated experience in providing and developing information literacy and student centered programming and initiatives
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and to coordinate and manage planning and activities with a diverse population of faculty, students, staff, and members of the general public; a commitment to inclusion and accessibility
*** REQUIRED*** Please provide a resume and cover letter for consideration. Please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of the application prior to submitting. Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / School
University LibraryPay Range
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
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