Digitization and Technology Librarian - Divinity School Library
To capture and preserve both the original intellectual capital and resources
produced or licensed/purchased by the Duke Divinity School in digital format
and oversee the dissemination of these digital holdings.
Digital Asset Management:
Ensure discoverability of and access to digitized resources through digital
asset management. This includes developing, deploying, configuring, and
maintaining digital repository software/digital asset management systems and
interfacing with any necessary third party hosting services or vendors while
ensuring persistent access to digital resources through such activities as
backups and storage of digital masters.
Harvests digital assets from existing Duke owned archive/copyright cleared
materials databases, and any databases for which we have purchased or obtained
rights to do so when necessary for distribution through alternate interfaces
for the purpose of adding value, in instances of server migration, and when
sharing Duke owned or open source content with partner institutions in
accordance with copyright laws.
Assists the library director in seeking partnerships and funding for acquiring
and disseminating digital content related to the field of religious studies
and the research interests of the Divinity School and Department of Religious
studies faculty and students.
Maintains the Duke Divinity School Library Website.
Establishes standards for digitization quality control including archival
standards, access copy standards and standards for metadata cataloging in
consultation with both the Rubenstein Library and Perkins Library on Duke's
Ensures copyright compliance for all digitization activities of the library
and materials deployed in electronic reserves and/or online course management
systems at Duke Divinity School.
Oversees scanning workflows for the e-collections/databases and individual
patron "scan on demand" and walk-up scanning services.
Reference, Public Services, and Collaboration
Assists the Divinity Library reference staff with answering general IT related
questions and concerns.
Interfaces with Divinity School, Religion Department faculty and
administration and trains them in the use of scanning equipment and ingest of
faculty or office generated materials into the digital repository or CMS as
appropriate to faculty and staff needs.
Collaborates with counterparts in the wider Duke University Library setting,
Duke Divinity School IT, and Duke University OIT.
Carries out and performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of
the Divinity School Library.
The above statement describes the general nature and level of work being
performed by individuals assigned to this classification.
This is not intended to be an exclusive list of responsibilities and duties
required of personnel so classified.
It is the expectation that all Duke University Library 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: An MLS or advanced degree from an ALA accredited program, computer
science program or related field.
Preferred: An advanced degree in Religious Studies/Theology or a related field
Required: A work background that includes running information technology
systems. Demonstrated experience with digital repository systems. Database
infrastructure and maintenance including proficiency with XML, metadata
crosswalking including XSLT and other scripting methods. Knowledge of
structure query language (SQLL) and shell/command line usage. Website skills
including SHTML, CSS, ASP and other languages consistent with website
management. Familiarity with Metadata cataloging schema including Dublin Core,
METS and MODS. Familiarity with library ILS systems/OPACs and discovery tools.
Knowledge of object oriented design and programming languages is highly
desirable. Comfort with overseeing multiple projects and deadlines
simultaneously. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the
ability to train/interface with nontechnical audiences.
Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials
containing dust and mold is possible
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.
Salary and Benefits
Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience.
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 Perkins Library, Bostock Library,
Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library,
and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library
holdings of 6.2 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:
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Position reports to the Director of the Divinity School
Library. Review of applications will begin November 26,
The Duke Divinity School Library is located in Durham, NC at the heart of the
University's West Campus. It is one of the four separately
administrated graduate school libraries operating in collaboration with the
wider Duke University Libraries system. With a fulltime
staff of 5, but one of the largest collections of books related to
Christianity and religious studies in the country, the Divinity School Library
primarily offers services that support the study and research needs of
Divinity School patrons, patrons related to the Duke University Religion
Department, those studying cognate disciplines in the wider university and
other researchers. The Duke Divinity School in which the
library operates is one of the thirteen United Methodist schools of theology.
It offers Masters and Doctoral level degrees with the objective of training
students for ministerial leadership, teaching, and research in various fields
Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Duke
University Library System has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is
actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our
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