Library Intern – Duke University, Durham, NC

Isobel Craven Drill & William King Intern for the Archives

The Drill Intern works primarily processing archival record groups according to national and local standards. S/He may be requested to answer reference inquiries, assist with media collections, create web content, and assist with records transfers.

Responsibilities

  • Processes paper and electronic records received from various campus units, as well as portions of photograph and media collections
  • Creates finding aids using Encoded Archival Description
  • Creates accession records in Archivists Toolkit
  • Helps with the creation of MARC records
  • Barcodes boxes for off-site storage
  • Assists with research services and respond to reference inquires with training and assistance from University Archives staff.
  • Other potential work may include creating an online exhibit or subject guide
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities
None

The King Intern will be engaged in a variety of reference and outreach activities. S/He will work on the Rubenstein Library Reference Desk and assist projects as assigned.

Responsibilities

  • Answers University Archives reference questions, in conjunction with the Assistant University Archivist and University Archivist.
  • Works a regular shift at the Rubenstein Library reference desk, monitoring the reading room and helping researchers working in the many areas of Rubenstein Library collections.
  • Creates new online exhibits and guides about frequently researched topics, using Omeka and LibGuides.
  • Migrates existing University Archives content, such as subject guides and online exhibits, into updated formats as part of an overhauled website (in Drupal).
  • Participates in collaborative projects and activities, such as instruction and outreach events.
  • 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 diversity.

Education:
Required: BA/BS and current enrollment in an accredited Public History, Archival Studies, MLS or IMLS program with a minimum of nine credit hours completed, or enrollment in a related graduate program combined with archival experience or training.

Experience:
Required: Familiarity with research in primary sources; strong analytical, organizational, and writing skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated respect for privacy and confidentiality; capacity to take initiative and thrive in a rapidly changing environment; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; accurate and detail-oriented; demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer services.

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to lift 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
$15.50 per hour. The position is not eligible for University fringe benefits or moving, housing, or relocation expenses.

Hours
The Drill internship is a temporary, part-time position available 19.5 hours per week between June 2013 – May 2014. The King internship is a temporary, part-time position available 19.5 hours per week between September 2013 – May 2014.

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: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, 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’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 positionis filled. An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/main.html. Note on cover letter which
intern position(s) you are applying. Refer to requisition # 400703041.

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Perkins Library System has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Education
Work requires current enrollment in an ALA accredited Master of Library Science program and completion of one semester’s work which should include basic courses in reference and technical services.

Experience
None required. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.

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