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Intern-Information Desk and Departmental Library

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University of Pennsylvania
Location
Philadelphia

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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Intern-Information Desk and Departmental Library

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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Intern-Information Desk and Departmental Library

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seeks energetic Interns (up to 2) to participate as members of our Academic Engagement and Departmental Libraries teams, receive mentoring by a progressive and seasoned team of professional librarians, and jumpstart their careers as information professionals! These interns will serve at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Information Desk, provide basic reference assistance, research referrals, and informational and directional assistance. Interns will participate in the Libraries' chat and email reference services. Interns may serve at one or more departmental libraries including the Atwood Veterinary Medicine, Levy Dental Medicine, Fisher Fine Arts, and the Penn Museum Libraries. Interns will work up to 20 hours per week with some hours on nights and weekends.

Job Description

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seeks energetic Interns (up to 2) to participate as members of our Academic Engagement and Departmental Libraries teams, receive mentoring by a progressive and seasoned team of professional librarians, and jumpstart their careers as information professionals! These interns will serve at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Information Desk, provide basic reference assistance, research referrals, and informational and directional assistance. Interns will participate in the Libraries' chat and email reference services. Interns may serve at one or more departmental libraries including the Atwood Veterinary Medicine, Levy Dental Medicine, Fisher Fine Arts, and the Penn Museum Libraries. Interns will work up to 20 hours per week with some hours on nights and weekends.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Staffing the Van Pelt Dietrich Information Desk: providing reference and directional assistance, directing patrons/visitors to staff for further assistance.
  • Chat service, reference ticket response.
  • Assisting with a variety of services at Dept. Libraries including: systematic reviews outreach programming, circulation desk coverage, social media, exhibits, research impact assessment, collections analysis, instructional sessions.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned .


Qualifications:
  • Current graduate student in ALA accredited library or information science program or another graduate studies program.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong service orientation and willingness to trouble shoot.
  • Desire to learn, adapt quickly, and work independently.
  • Desire to explore working in a variety of fields including health sciences, anthropology, archaeology, arts, design, or architecture.
  • Desire to work in libraries and support a diverse academic community.
  • Flexibility regarding work location.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work onsite in the library spaces.
  • Ability to work some nights and/or weekends


Application Requirement:
A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.

Budgeted Pay Range:

$15-$20 an hour commensurate with education and experience.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
University Library

Pay Range
$7.25 - $155.75

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
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.


To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Van-Pelt-Library/Intern-Information-Desk-and-Departmental-Library_JR00051727





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Organization

Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania! Penn is the largest private employer in Philadelphia and is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation.  

Across our 12 highly-regarded schools, more than 25,000 students, and more than 4,000 faculty members, we become one university: a wide-ranging, ever-changing community that draws its strength from a multitude of races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, historical traditions, ages, religions, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Penn carries on the principles and spirit of its founder, Benjamin Franklin: entrepreneurship, innovation, invention, outreach, and a pragmatic love of knowledge. Franklin's practical outlook has remained a driving force in the university's development. To learn more, visit About Penn

Vision

 

As engines of knowledge and new ideas, universities have the unique potential to define the future rather than be defined by it; to pioneer change rather than merely manage it. To do so requires a plan both visionary and pragmatic. The Penn Compact 2022 motivates community members to innovate, be radically inclusive, and positively impact their local, national, and global communities. 

 

Penn’s fundamental priorities — increasing access, integrating knowledge and engaging locally, nationally and globally — are supported by the three core values that make us uniquely Penn: inclusion, innovation, and impact. 

 

Learn about the signature initiatives of the Penn Compact 2022:  

 

Diversity 

 

Understanding and appreciating diversity is one of Penn's most important priorities and is fundamental to success in today's world. 

 

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. 

 

To learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Penn visit: 

 

Benefits 

 

Penn offers a wide range of benefits and perks - from Penn's retirement Matching Plan to bike repair stations to access to the full LinkedIn Learning library to adoption assistance to workshops at the letterpress and book arts studio and much more! 

 

Campus and Beyond

 

We invite you to explore our campus and its stately buildings and state-of-the-art facilities. 

 

Try our self-guided tour! Come and visit

 

Learn about sustainability at Penn

 

News 

 

Stay up-to-date with Penn's response to COVID-19: Coronavirus Information & Resources

 

Penn supports news publications that tell the ongoing story of the University community, communications services for external media, telephone and video services, and other media resources: Campus Media 

 

Connect with us!  

 

Instagram: @uofpenn 

Twitter: @Penn 

 

 

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Telephone
(215) 898-7372
Location
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia
PA
19104
United States
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