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Computer Science & Engineering Librarian

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Posted Job Title
Computer Science & Engineering Librarian

Job Profile Title
Librarian C

Job Description Summary
Reporting to the Assistant Director for STEM Libraries and head engineering librarian, this position is focused on developing advanced research support services for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), primarily in Computer and Data Science. One aspect of this position is to identify gaps in support of areas of interest in computer science including data and algorithm ethics, code reproducibility, and data and software citation.that the library may address. This position will assist with collection development in engineering and research data resources in all formats (print and electronic publications, standards, datasets, databases, etc.). Additionally, this position will collaborate with other Penn Libraries staff engaged in developing research support services across campus. The individual will also participate in Reference, Chat, the Critical Writing Program, and other shared responsibilities. This is an exciting time to join Penn Libraries in this capacity as the University has announced major investments to advance Penn's pathbreaking scientific contributions to innovative and impactful areas of medicine, public health, science, and technology.

Based in the newly renovated Biotech Commons, this position will participate in the planning, marketing, and delivery of various programs and services, such as research and instruction, individual and small group consultations, and workshops. This position will also assist with end user support for citation management tools, LaTeX and Overleaf. As a member of the library staff, this individual will participate in the Penn Libraries reference and chat services, will represent the Biotech Commons on various Libraries committees and working groups, as well as relevant committees across the University. The STEM Libraries team values collaboration, transparency, equity, openness, and accessibility in their work and is looking for a colleague who shares their commitment to an inclusive, ethical, anti-racist praxis.

Job Description

Responsibilities:

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seeks a dynamic, proactive, service-oriented individual to join its staff as a Computer Science & Engineering Librarian. Reporting to the Assistant Director for STEM Libraries and head engineering librarian, this position is focused on developing advanced research support services for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), primarily in Computer and Data Science. One aspect of this position is to identify gaps in support of areas of interest in computer science including data and algorithm ethics, code reproducibility, and data and software citation.that the library may address. This position will assist with collection development in engineering and research data resources in all formats (print and electronic publications, standards, datasets, databases, etc.). Additionally, this position will collaborate with other Penn Libraries staff engaged in developing research support services across campus. The individual will also participate in Reference, Chat, the Critical Writing Program, and other shared responsibilities. This is an exciting time to join Penn Libraries in this capacity as the University has announced major investments to advance Penn's pathbreaking scientific contributions to innovative and impactful areas of medicine, public health, science, and technology. Based in the newly renovated Biotech Commons, this position will participate in the planning, marketing, and delivery of various programs and services, such as research and instruction, individual and small group consultations, and workshops. This position will also assist with end user support for citation management tools, LaTeX and Overleaf. As a member of the library staff, this individual will participate in the Penn Libraries reference and chat services, will represent the Biotech Commons on various Libraries committees and working groups, as well as relevant committees across the University. The STEM Libraries team values collaboration, transparency, equity, openness, and accessibility in their work and is looking for a colleague who shares their commitment to an inclusive, ethical, anti-racist praxis. Liaise with the School of Engineering and Applied Science, providing reference, instruction and identifying gaps to determine new services in support of faculty and student research. Collaborate with Penn Libraries colleagues on provision of wider research support for emerging areas of interest in computer science and engineering such as data & algorithm ethics training, code reproducibility and software citation. Collaborate in collection development for engineering and computer science including identifying data sets for acquisition of interest to SEAS; consult on tools for analyzing such data sets; investigate means of storage and searchability of acquired datasets. Develop and provide relevant training workshops and documentation. End user support for citation management tools (Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley, etc.), Overleaf, and LaTeX Collaborate with Penn Libraries colleagues on provision of wider research support services to interdisciplinary research centers and further build out library support infrastructure for engineering and science research on campus. Builds knowledge in current and emerging trends in scholarly communications, including impact measurement and visualization, open educational resources (OER), and open science. Participates in the general Penn Libraries research consultation and Chat Reference Services. Investigates new technologies and resources to effectively respond to changing information needs Pursues collaborative opportunities with other Libraries and University departments Participates in Libraries, University and professional activities as appropriate Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited information and library science program, data science, computer science or equivalent. Demonstrated familiarity with the research life cycle in engineering and/or computer science. Demonstrated interest in STEM Librarianship Ability to work successfully in a team environment dedicated to providing excellent customer service. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to manage projects. Commitment to anti-racist, inclusive, ethical praxis. Willingness to learn and a desire for professional growth. Interest in new technologies and innovation

Preferred: Academic background in engineering, computer and/or data science or related experience in an academic science library Experience as a Carpentries instructor -or willingness to become one. Knowledge of current trends and practices in scientific scholarly communication. Demonstrated knowledge in a programming language (R, Python, etc.). Working knowledge of APIs, web scraping.

Application Requirement:

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:

Up to $80,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
University Library

Pay Range
$50,684.00 - $77,716.00

Affirmative Action Statement
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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.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.



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