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Director of Library Services & Operations

Director of Library Services & Operations

University of Pennsylvania Job Location: Pennsylvania Apply By: Open until filled Date Created: 08-11-2020

Director of Library Services & Operations 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. Posted Job Title Director of Library Services & Operations Job Profile Title Librarian D Job Description Summary The Library at the Annenberg School for Communication seeks an energetic and accomplished Director of Library Services & Operations. Directing the services and operations of the Annenberg Library and Library Archives, the director will work with the Penn Libraries to select and promote research resources and tools, creatively supporting their use in scholarly expression as it is broadly defined at Annenberg. The hallmarks of this position are collaboration and innovation in a setting that is as much a lab, supporting the creation of multimodal research projects, as it is a library. Job Description • Provide research support and core library resources and services targeted, but not limited, to the Annenberg graduate and undergraduate programs, and all research programs and centers of the Annenberg School. • Provide reference support for the field of communication and media studies, including consultations in the areas of qualitative and quantitative research practice, citation management, data management (preservation, access, and reuse of data) and analysis, and text data mining (TDM). • Collaborate with faculty and the Penn Libraries to proactively build research collections in support of the curricular and research needs of the School. • Oversee the Annenberg Library School for Communication Archives (ASCLA), working with the school's archivist. • Use instructional technologies to effectively enhance in-person and online library instruction. • Oversee and monitor the production of scholarly and creative works. Teach and manage project teams in the creation of digital scholarly content (born-digital journals, books, and other forms of scholarly expression). • Advise research community on copyright and intellectual property issues and, where necessary, consult with the Penn Libraries Copyright Librarian and/or University General Counsel. • Develop subject content for the ASC Library website. • Develop and maintain knowledge of existing and developing modes of scholarly communication and respond to the changing information landscape. Collaborate and build partnerships with open access working groups and initiatives. Advocate for innovative and experimental modes of scholarly publishing. • Engage with internal stakeholders (Annenberg IT/Media Lab; Annenberg Creative) and the surrounding community in media-making that supports active learning in both directions—to and from students and community members. • Engage in continuous professional development, keeping current with emerging library, educational technology, and digital scholarship practices. • Manage all aspects of the department that includes one professional position, one collective bargaining unit position, and up to six student workers. QUALIFICATIONS Minimum: • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program and a subject masters or PhD in a related field and 5 to 7 years of relevant experience. • Broad knowledge of and/or facility with social science research resources, including communication. • A working knowledge of digital scholarship tools, techniques, and methodologies. Comfort using and teaching two or more of the following digital research techniques—natural language processing, computational text analysis, data mining, machine learning, spatial data manipulation/mapping, data modeling and visualization. • Ability to innovatively create born-digital, multimodal publications. Experience with platforms used for digital exhibits, archives, and publishing. Demonstrated knowledge of content management systems such as Omeka, Scalar, Overleaf, Drupal. • Demonstrated ability to teach faculty, students, and staff how to use library resources using a variety of formats and strategies. • Experience using instructional technologies to enhance online learning. • Project management experience with proven ability to coordinate multiple projects. • Great interpersonal skills for one-on-one learning as well as group and workshop learning. • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and the ability to support diverse learning and accessibility. • Ability to excel in the “perpetual beta” with flexibility, intelligent risk-taking, and good cheer. Preferred : • Experience with programming languages, frameworks, and advanced applications used in research and digital scholarship. • Experience with Python or R. • Ability to evaluate and apply new technologies to multimodal forms of scholarly expression. • Demonstrated understanding of open access issues and the ability to collaborate with initiatives supporting OA in the communication discipline. • Familiarity with best practices in digital asset management, discovery, curation, and preservation. • Familiarity with the design, creation, and assessment of instructional modules and digital learning to support multiple literacies. • Some experience with filmmaking/videography, basic media lab skills. • Experience in community outreach and/or creating partnerships with local organizations beyond the confines of the campus. Application Instructions Resume and cover letter required. Click the “Upload” button at the bottom of the My Experience page in the application process in order to attach multiple documents. Job Location - City, State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department / School Annenberg School for Communication Pay Range $59,703.00 - $113,435.00 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. 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. To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1978897 Copyright ©2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. https://www.jobelephant.com/ jeid-a2c1232ad2322448a167b8ecac5b3e32

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