Energy & Environment Librarian
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Energy & Environment Librarian
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Job Description Summary
Reporting to the Assistant Director for STEM Libraries and Head Engineering Librarian, this position will serve as liaison to the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department as well as provide outreach to the growing number of interdisciplinary programs on campus related to earth and environmental sciences, climate, sustainability, and energy research. This position will focus on support for research, teaching, and learning in these subject areas including the provision of group and individual instruction; consultation for basic and advanced research and for academic courses; student engagement programming, orientations and tours; and will provide library support for aspects of scholarly communication including copyright and publishing guidance and related scholarly services. The position will have collection development responsibilities as assigned for a variety of content including data sets.
Central to the position will be collaboration with other subject librarians who provide collection development in related areas and who provide research and instructional services to associated schools and departments. Additionally, the position will collaborate with other Penn Libraries staff engaged in developing interdisciplinary research support services across campus and will model best practices for such outreach.
These interdisciplinary programs reach across several schools, including, but not limited to, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Design, the Wharton School, and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Centers include the Center for Environmental Building & Design; the Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology; the Wharton School’s Business, Climate, and Environment Lab; the Energy Research Group; the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy; the Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology; and the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research.
The individual will also participate in general Reference and Chat, the Critical Writing Program, and other shared responsibilities.
• Collection development for Earth and Environmental Sciences and as assigned for a variety of content including data sets.
• Outreach to and communications with centers and departments.
• Creation and maintenance of research and instructional materials such as LibGuides and tutorials.
• Reference, research and consultation services to liaison communities.
• Participation in subject librarians meetings and training.
• Participation on committees and cross-divisional teams within the Libraries.
• General reference, chat, Critical Writing Program, and other shared responsibilities.
• Other duties as assigned.
• 2-3 years experience of relevant experience
• ALA accredited degree in library and information science or equivalent in experience and training
• Demonstrated interest and knowledge of energy and environmental sciences
• Proactive and collaborative working style
Academic background in Environmental Science, Engineering or related fields or related experience in a science library.
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:
$55K — $65K commensurate with education and experience
Job Location – City, State
Department / School
$43,919.00 – $66,183.00
Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.
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