Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.
The Continuing Resource Acquisitions (CRA) Department seeks an engaged and enthusiastic individual for an internship opportunity where they will gain work experience in library technical services principles and processes. CRA staff manage many critical aspects of the electronic resources lifecycle, including e-resource licensing, trials, continuing resource orders, resource assessment, access verification/activation, knowledge base maintenance, and e- resource troubleshooting.
Under the supervision of the Electronic Resources Management Librarian, the CRA intern will participate in the project to implement the FOLIO library services platform ERM application for Duke University Libraries. Specifically, this position will perform data creation, analysis, and input of current and historic licensing documents to stand up Duke’s license structure in FOLIO.
Support the DUL Licensing Team through management and review of approximately 1200 historic and incoming license documents for transfer from SharePoint into the FOLIO ERM application. This work will include:
Collaboration with DUL Licensing Team to develop and define a taxonomy, licensing metadata, and descriptive file naming conventions
File preparation (reviewing existing documents, some scanning of hard copies, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) conversion as needed)
Identification of missing documentation
Liaising with content providers and/or consortia partners to fill gaps in historic licenses, memoranda of agreement, and amendments.
Documentation and refinement of license documentation ingest process
Additional responsibilities may include:
Support of continuing resource acquisitions activities, including reconciling and documenting title lists, reviewing and processing renewals, and researching problem titles
Participation in CRA department meetings, Technical Services division forums, and other DUL and university events, as appropriate.
Complete other special projects and duties as assigned
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.
Current enrollment in or recent graduation from an MLIS/MIS program accredited by the American Library Association.
Interest in a career in academic librarianship, particularly in acquisitions, collection development and assessment, or related areas.
Knowledge of current trends, technologies, and practices in electronic resource management (ERM) standards and tools.
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.
$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 up to 10 hours per week from January 2020 - August 2020. Hours are flexible within a M-F, 8:30-5:00 work week (some evening, weekend, and holiday hours may be required), but interns 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.
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. Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree and must currently be enrolled in or a graduate from an accredited advanced degree program. Experience
None required. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, 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 robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
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