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Job Ad: Research & Knowledge Management Liaison Librarian, Philadelphia, PA

Research & Knowledge Management Liaison Librarian – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seek a dynamic, service-oriented librarian to proactively provide outreach services to Penn’s biomedical research community. The position will be instrumental in assessing research needs and creating a set of services in support of the research life cycle at Penn, ranging from development of a guide to data management resources to implementing tools to enhance research collaboration (VIVO and Symplectic Elements). The broad goals of the position are to integrate the Biomedical Library into the arena of the overlapping fields of e-science, data storage and curation, bibliometrics (citation tracking and analysis), scholarly communication and research collaboration, as well as genomic and biological data, and to establish the Libraries as a clearinghouse for research resources.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Biomedical Library. The position will be a member of the Biomedical Library Information Services Team. It is based in the Biomedical Library while working closely with colleagues throughout the Penn Libraries.


An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and a minimum of 2 years of professional library experience in an academic library or research center or equivalent combination of education and experience; and a demonstrated interest and expertise in informatics and/or relevant scientific field.

Coursework in or equivalent knowledge and experience with metrics and statistics. Ability to work independently as well as operate within a collegial framework of faculty, staff, students and administrators to deliver desired outcomes. A self-starter with relationship building skills a must.

Apply by 05-31-2013

Christine Davidian, MS

Electronic Resources Librarian
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
215-871-6432 | 215-871-6478 fax

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