The Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) department at Duke University Libraries has an unpaid field experience opportunity in summer 2017 for graduate students interested in gaining experience in description and management of qualitative data (e.g., images).
- Data organization (creating and consistently applying a file-naming schema; selecting and applying metadata schema appropriate for images management and discovery by users)
- Database creation and population (tools, processes, and considerations for organizing images for a team-based publication)
The Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) department supports digital approaches to research, teaching, and publishing, primarily through consultation around and implementation of digital scholarship projects, and through the organization and development of training and outreach opportunities in support of digital scholarship methods, tools, topics, and trends. DSS student team members gain interdisciplinary and cross-professional skills and experiences and are expected and encouraged to develop themselves professionally through their work with the department.
- Current enrollment in a graduate degree program (Masters or PhD), preferably in Library & Information Science or equivalent
- Commitment to at least one semester of field experience (135 hours, or approximately 10 hours per week). Field experiences may be longer or may be renewed, depending on project needs, the student’s interest and aptitude, and program requirements
- Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment
- Effective verbal and written communication skills
Any student currently enrolled in a graduate program may apply for a field experience with DSS. We especially encourage applications from students whose program requires or encourages field-based experiences. Due to our emphasis on collaborative, team-based approaches to digital scholarship, students must be able to work on site and with other DSS and project team members.
8-10 hours per week, with flexibility for scheduling hours. Students working with DSS also meet weekly with the full team, to discuss work in progress and insights into digital scholarship, and meet weekly with their supervisor to review progress towards field experience goals and discuss professional development.
Digital Scholarship Services, Bostock Library, 411 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC
Contact Liz Milewicz, email@example.com , 919-660-5911 to inquire about this field experience and submit an application:
- Letter of interest (can be email) indicating specific kind of experience sought and how this matches student’s academic and career goals as well as her/his personal strengths and interests)
- Resume detailing education and relevant work experience