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First-Year Experience Intern

Availability: Now Accepting Applications
Start Date: June 1, 2017
Job Title: First-Year Experience Intern
Hours: 15 hours per week, including some weekend and evening hours.
Salary: $15/hr.

Overview:
The Teaching, Research, and Learning (TRL) division of Penn Libraries provides research, instructional, and technology support to members of the Penn community and the general public. As part of the larger TRL team, the First-Year Experience Intern helps to shape a unified, cohesive vision of library services to students at key points during their academic experience: during New Student Orientation, within freshman seminars and writing seminars, and through campus cultural partners.

Responsibilities:
The First-Year Experience Intern will be responsible for:
  • Reviewing education and library and information science literature on the freshman experience
  • Providing evidence-based recommendations for changes to library orientation and instructional handouts, lesson plans, and activities
  • Conducting interviews, organizing focus groups, and leading design workshops to inform the design of learning spaces
  • Teaching research instructional sessions in the Pre-Freshman Program and the Critical Writing Program

In addition to the responsibilities above, the intern will provide online and in-person reference assistance at the Van Pelt Dietrich-Library Center’s public services hub, and participate in a wider program to teach bibliographic instruction to first-year students at Penn.

Requirements:
This position is intended for current students in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library/information science. Strong academic background and public service orientation. Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis. Our extensive training program leads us to ask for a one-year commitment.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Samantha Kirk
samkirk@upenn.edu
Use subject line "First-Year Experience Internship."

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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