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Business & Research Support Services Librarian
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Job Description Summary
The Business & Research Support Services Librarian manages Lippincott Libraryâ™s Docdel@Wharton research support services, assisting faculty and researchers in transforming information into research-ready formats and providing expert advice on content and research management. This position works collaboratively with other Lippincott librarians to design and deliver research and instructional services and partners with colleagues across the Penn Libraries system to develop research support services. This position conducts research consultations; offers course-integrated instruction and workshops; supports the discovery, use, and management of text and data; raises awareness of resources and services through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours; and creates and maintains research guides and other tools to support information discovery including the Business FAQ.
The Lippincott Library of the Wharton School seeks a proactive, service-oriented individual for the position of Business & Research Support Services Librarian. This position manages Lippincott Libraryâ™s research support services, a high touch operation which provides a critical link between the library and the faculty and scholars of the Wharton School. This service moves beyond standard document delivery, assisting faculty and researchers in transforming information into research-ready formats and providing expert advice on content and research management. This position offers opportunities to work collaboratively with other Lippincott librarians to design and deliver research and instructional services, as well as to partner with colleagues across the Penn Libraries system to develop services that support academic engagement across campus. This position conducts research consultations; offers course-integrated instruction and workshops; supports the discovery, use, and management of text and data; raises awareness of resources and services; and creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools including Lippincottâ™s flagship Business FAQ.
Provide leadership in planning, implementing and promoting resource delivery, content and data management and other research support services to meet the needs of Wharton students, faculty and staff.
Evaluate and recommend new technologies and services to improve processes and workflows, and actively assist in implementation when new technologies and services are adopted
Collaborate with departments across the Penn Libraries to develop innovative research support services
Analyze user request data to inform collection development decisions
Develop and grow liaison relationships with specific Wharton School academic departments, research centers and other constituent groups to support research, teaching and learning activities.
Work collaboratively with a team of librarians to deliver business information support services across all phases of research, teaching and learning using a range of technologies.
Create and maintain guides to information resources and other digital learning objects and maintain knowledge base of frequently asked questions.
Represent Lippincott Library on library-wide and Wharton School working groups and committees, as well as appropriate professional associations.
Participate in weekend service rotation
Masterâ™s degree or equivalent graduate education in library or information science/management
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to manage projects.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
Ability to establish effective relationships with diverse constituencies
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
2-3 years experience in a business-focused library or information service.
Coursework, advanced training or degree in business, statistics, economics or a related subject.
Experience conducting library presentations or teaching in an academic environment.
Experience with scanning equipment.
Advanced knowledge of citation management tools
*** REQUIRED*** Please submit a resume and cover letter as one attachment when applying.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
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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.
Internal Number: JR00017284
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