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Position Title LIBRARY INTERN

Requisition Number 400703041

Auto req ID 52026BR

Location Durham

Duke Entity UNIVERSITY

Department Name RL-Archives

Shift First/Day

Full Time / Part Time PART TIME

Job Code 59 LIBRARY INTERN

Job Family Level 56

Job Description 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](htt
p://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/main.html). Note on cover letter which

intern position(s) you are applying. Refer to requisition # .

  
  
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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