LIBRARIAN B

Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 56-27919
Posted Job Title LIBRARIAN B
School Name Law School
Org Biddle Law Library
Posted to the Web 02/05/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 026
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule M-F 9-5
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
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.

School/Center Overview

Penn Law is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished law schools. We offer a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making Penn Law an extraordinary supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike. https://www.law.upenn.edu/

Duties

The Archivist is a ‘lone arranger’ and oversees the day-to-day aspects of the Archives department. Duties include appraising, preserving, arranging and describing print and born-digital archival collections and the Library’s rare book collection; acquiring collections through donation and purchase; and managing programs in digitization and oral history; providing research assistance to diverse collection users, including internal constituents and outside researchers; and promoting the collections through written reports, newsletter articles, exhibits and social media. Additionally, the Archivist produces EAD-compliant finding aids for these collections; coordinates cataloging of archival collections and other special collections material with the Library’s Technical Services department; and furthers the Archives’ ongoing efforts in electronic records management. The Archivist supervises work-study students and graduate school interns in these efforts, and participates in strategic planning with the Director of the Library and the Associate Director for Collections & Foreign and International Law.

Qualifications

Masters degree in Library/Information Science, including coursework in Archives, required; 1 -2 years experience. Additional requirements include archival experience, demonstrated competence in the emerging challenges facing archives, advanced technological literacy, facility with social media, and a natural focus on outreach and promotion. Candidates must be self-motivated, with excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Preferred skills include encoding EAD-compliant finding aids, Archivists’ Toolkit, electronic records management, oral history recording, original cataloging of rare books, and donor relations.

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 required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/34423

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Applicant Documents

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
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