International & Area Studies (IAS) Department supports Duke’s global interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach initiatives. IAS librarians with specialized language skills and in-depth knowledge of regional cultures and societies offer a range of services, including: Reference consultation, library instruction, customized course guides and acquisition of materials. IAS librarians also work closely with other subject experts in the librarian in doing exhibitions, digital projects, etc. The department is located on the second floor of Bostock Library.

Tasks:  Field experience students will work closely with IAS librarians to do a variety of tasks and projects that may include the following:

1. Developing customized course guides and subject guides;

2. Processing gift collections;

3. Assisting collection development on selected topics;

4. Assisting collection assessment projects;

5. Participating in digital projects;

6. Participating in exhibition projects;

7. Preparing and Shadowing library instruction sessions;

8. Other duties, as assigned -- the possibilities for learning more about the subject area and library work are endless!

Requirements: Current enrollment in a graduate program in area studies or an MSIS or MSLS program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent program.  One semester of course work or prior experience in libraries or related fields is preferred.

Time frame: fall, spring, or summer term (1 semester, with potential to extend to a second academic semester)

Hours to be worked: 5-10 hours/week between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (preferred; we are open to other arrangements, though)

Location:  Duke University, Perkins Library, International & Area Studies, 411 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Contact:  Holly Ackerman (