The Library Copyright Intern will work with the Project PIs for the Library Copyright Institute, an IMLS funded project to develop a course of systematic, deep copyright instruction for librarians, particularly those who are staff at institutions without the resources to employ a full-time copyright expert. The Library Copyright Institute will be hosted from July 24-26, 2019 at NC State University’s James B. Hunt Memorial Library. The Library Copyright Intern will work on both substance for the institute—working with a group of nationally-recognized copyright experts to develop curriculum and learning objects—as well as logistical matters, and the creation of open source course materials. More information about the institute can be found at http://library.copyright.institute. This appointment is from mid-May through August 2019.
Working with project staff to develop curriculum and learning objectives for the Library Copyright Institute;
Coordinate with Institute instructors on course materials, handouts, agendas and logistical matters
Work with Institute participants to manage agendas, scheduling, and outreach;
Help to develop evaluation criteria and solicit feedback from instructors and participants about their experiences at the Institute, for contribution to a post-Institute report.
It is the expectation that a successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities, including: customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.
Required: BA/BS and current enrollment in an MLS or MIS program accredited by the American Library Association OR enrolled in JD program accredited by the American Bar Association OR enrolled in other relevant accredited graduate program.
Required: Strong analytical, organizational, research and writing skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; accurate and detail-oriented; ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team.
Preferred: Interest in copyright and/or academic publishing; legal research experience.
Normal office environment
Computer use expected
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.
$16.50 per hour; The position is not eligible for University fringe benefits or moving, housing, or relocation expenses.
This internship is a temporary, part-time position available for 10 hours per week for 13 weeks, May-Aug 2019. Hours are flexible within a M-F, 8:30-5:00 work week, but assistants are expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule.
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: Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 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 is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. We believe that when we understand, celebrate, and tap into our uniqueness to creatively solve problems and address shared goals, our possibilities are limitless. Duke University Libraries value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and background and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted at: https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply.
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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robustexchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
Work requires current enrollment in an ALA accredited Master ofLibrary Science program and completion of one semester's work whichshould include basic courses in reference and technical services.
None required.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE