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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.

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The Penn Libraries serve the world-class faculty and students of Penn’s 12 schools. The Libraries’ collections comprise more than 7 million volumes, over 100,000 journals, some 2 million digitized images, and extraordinary rare and unique materials that document the intellectual and cultural experience of ancient and modern civilizations. Through our collaborative relationships, we supplement Penn’s great local collections with physical access to the Center for Research Libraries (approximately 5 million items), the combined holdings of the Ivies (more than 70 million volumes), and exclusive electronic access to some 2 million public domain titles in the HathiTrust. Today, the Libraries play an instrumental role in developing new technologies for information discovery and dissemination and are noted for groundbreaking work in digital library design. To learn more about the Penn Libraries, visit ~~~


The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seeks an energeic Teaching and Learning Librarian. As a key member of the Education Commons (‘EC’), the Librarian will develop and oversee student-facing services at the EC, including scheduling and managing student workers, teaching technology workshops, and leading core student services, such as tutoring programs and 3D prining. As part of the larger Teaching, Research, and Learning Services (TRL) directorate, the Teaching and Learning Librarian will work closely with the Managing Librarian of WIC, the Education Commons Librarian, and TRL colleagues to develop and coordinate our instruction and support for the range of technologies and pedagogical applications across TRL spaces and classrooms. In support of the Libraries’ Liaison Services Program, the Teaching and Learning Librarian will provide outreach and engagement with assigned liaison communities, with a particular focus on programs with strong research and instructional ties to TRL. This position reports to the Managing Librarian of the Weigle Information Commons and will help strengthen the connections between the two Commons and other TRL satellite locations. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal.1. Develop and oversee student-facing services at the Education Commons on a daily basis, including managing student workers. 2. Work closely with TRL colleagues to provide and support the range of technologies and pedagogical applications across TRL spaces. 3. Oversee daily operations in key teaching and learning classrooms in the library.4. Serve as a liaison to a program, center, or campus entity, especially those with research and instructional ties to TRL.


ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, and 0-1 year of experience, or the equivalent in education and work experience, are required.* Broad knowledge and understanding of principles relating to library spaces and digital and information literacies in libraries * Direct experience providing technology instruction to a range of students and disciplines* Strong interpersonal skills and experience in outreach and collaboration* Understanding of current trends in library instruction and higher education * Ability to work in a team setting to accomplish departmental and institutional goalsPreferred Qualifications* Experience overseeing student workers* Experience working with library classroom, learning space, and technology operations* Experience with library reference, instruction, and public services* Experience using the Springshare suite of library products

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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.

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