Org Biddle Law Library
Posted to the Web 01/18/2019
Posted Job/Salary Grade 027
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9-5
Position Length Ongoing
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.
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/
The Reference Librarian is responsible for service as a faculty liaison performing extensive research and reference service for faculty members, keeping them apprised of library services, and monitoring their research interests. In addition, the Reference Librarian will be expected to assist students with their research needs, serve as a member of the reference and chat rotations, participate in library committees, monitor and when appropriate adopt new technologies, and helps promote the library and its services to the faculty, staff and students of the law school. The Reference Librarian is also an active member of the library’s team of instructional librarians, teaching in a wide range of credit and non-credit library instructional programs. This position will assume primary responsibility for management and maintenance of Biddle’s Government Documents/Depository collection.
Highly advanced professional discipline. ABA-accredited JD and ALA-accredited MLS degrees required; and 3 – 5 years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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.
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.