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Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Rare Materials Cataloger, this position will primarily provide cataloging support for monographic print material, which could include books, single items, and other printed and published materials held in the Consumer Reports Archives collection at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Responsibilities

  • Assesses catalog records in OCLC for editing according to local standards or passing monograph items on to Rare Materials Cataloger
  • Catalogs monographic print material held in the Consumer Reports Archives according to local, national and international descriptive standards.
  • In consultation with Rare Materials Cataloger, assesses print material for re-housing and conservation needs.
  • Assists Rare Materials Section staff with special projects as needed, including blog postings and other social media outreach.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Qualifications

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 creating a culture of inclusion that values and respects diversity of perspective, background, and experience.

EDUCATION:

Required: Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree and must currently be enrolled in or a graduate from an accredited advanced degree program.

EXPERIENCE:

Required:  None required.

Preferred: Familiarity with RDA descriptive standard, controlled vocabularies, and NACO authority records.

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to safely move 40 pounds and unpack, shelve and shift large quantities of library materials
  • Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
  • Frequent bending, crouching, stooping
  • Normal office environment

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.

Hiring Rate

$18.00 per hour. The position is not eligible for University fringe benefits or moving, housing, or relocation expenses.

Hours

This internship is a temporary, part-time position available for up to 19 hours per week. Hours are flexible within a M-F, 8:30-5:00 work week, but interns are expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule. The Digital Collections Intern will be working onsite at Duke University Libraries.  Must work from inside North Carolina.

Environment

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 & Manuscript Library, Lilly, and 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 is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. We believe that when we understand, celebrate, and tap into our uniqueness to creatively solve problems and address shared goals, our possibilities are limitless. Duke University Libraries value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and background and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.

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.

Application

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted at: https://careers.duke.edu/.  Search for requisition ID # 187168

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.