Under the direction of the Director of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture, serves as project manager for an 18-month pilot project to develop a website documenting the work of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and voting rights activism in the 1960s. The Project is a collaboration between the SNCC Legacy Project, the Duke University Libraries (the John Hope Franklin Research Center and Digital Projects and Production), and the Center for Documentary Studies. This position is for 40 hours per week for 6 months with a possible 1 year extension.
- Supports the activities of cross-departmental teams engaged in the implementation of the pilot project.
- Maintains project tracking tools and supports a team of developers and librarians in the digitization of primary sources, writing and editing web content, digital exhibits, and other initiatives.
- Provides analysis on project activity, including statistical reports, estimates and projections for project timeline, and post-mortem analysis of completed project.
- Maintains open lines of communication among stakeholders, project team members, and the general library staff. Provides support for the conceptualization, implementation, and outreach required for successful digital project development in an academic library setting.
- Performs activities related to the outreach and publicity for the project with the DUL staff and the public-at-large.
- Consults with project partners on issues related to library digitization.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.
Required: BA/BS or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred: MIS, MLS or MILS from an accredited program.
Required: Experience with the management of materials digitization projects; broad knowledge of all of the phases in a digitization project, including the selection, identification, digitization, description, publication and publicizing of materials; ability to work with diverse systems and interfaces; strong project and time-management skills; demonstrated experience with collaborative projects; excellent organizational skills; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer services.
Preferred: Experience working in an academic research library or academic computing environment; prior experience managing library digitization projects; knowledge of digitization standards and equipment; familiarity with archival practice and repository technologies; experience publishing digital content online; demonstrated knowledge of the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
- Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible.
- Normal office environment.
- Occasional weekend shifts required.
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
Salary and Benefits
Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.
Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly, Music, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke’s library holdings of 6.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.
Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.
Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/index.php.
Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Teresa Tillman, Library Human Resources, at email@example.com. Please include PROJECT MANAGER in the subject line. Review of applications will begin in early February and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.
Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and actively seeks to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.