The intern will work closely with the Head of IAS, Librarian for Latin American, Iberian & Latino/a Studies to create websites in three languages - English, Spanish, and Portuguese. This will include serving as the IAS Wikpedian. A second project will involve identifying unique titles of out-of-copyright books in the Duke collection written in Spanish and Portuguese. Time permitting the intern will assist with collection development in Spanish, Kreyol and Portuguese.
Works with IAS librarians and Duke Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies to build a Wikipedia site on the history of the Duke Libraries collection Latin America and Iberia and on the history of the Duke Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.
Coordinates with IAS librarians to replicate the collection analysis study completed on Slavic Studies by applying the method to the Latin American and Iberian collections.
Assists with collection development activities such as catalog searching and resource selection, and assisting with collection analysis projects
Performs 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. Must have near fluency in Spanish and Portuguese.
Required: BA/BS and current enrollment in an MLS/MIS program accredited by the American Library Association.
Required: Good communication and presentation skills; flexibility; demonstrated ability to take initiative and work in a team environment; willingness to speak to diverse groups; desire and interest to work with faculty, and library staff.
Preferred: Interest in a career in international and area studies librarianship.
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 10 hours per week until May 30, 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.
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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. Refer to requisition # 401546390.
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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