DIGITAL COLLECTIONS INTERN, DUKE LIBRARIES

Job description

Duke University:

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.

Position Summary

Working closely with the Digital Production Center’s manager, you will digitize, perform quality control of digital collections, prepare metadata for digital objects and participate in the process of creating and sustaining digital collections at Duke University Libraries. This internship provides excellent hands-on experience for candidates seeking a career in cultural heritage digitization or digital collections in libraries and/or archives.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares materials for digitization
  • Creates digital captures using scanning equipment in the Digital Production Center
  • Evaluates digital captures for quality control
  • Finalizes files for ingest into the Duke Digital Repository
  • Prepares metadata for ingest into Duke Digital Repository
  • Promotes the DPC and Duke Digital Collections through blog posts and social media.
  • Assists the Digital Collections Implementation Team in digital collections related work as needed
  • 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 creating a culture of inclusion that values and respects diversity of perspective, background, and experience.

Education:

Required: BA/BS and current enrollment or recent graduate in a relevant field or in archival studies or public history or MLS program accredited by the American Library Association with a minimum of nine credit hours completed, or enrollment in a related graduate program combined with archival experience or training.

Experience:

Required: None required

Preferred: Interest in digitization and digital collections, strong analytical, organizational, and writing skills; excellent communication skills; ability to work freely and as a member of a team; accurate and detail-oriented; and respect for privacy and confidentiality.

Working Conditions

  • Occasionally moves library materials weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Occasionally works in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
  • Frequently exposed to camera and scanner lights
  • Constantly positions self to process materials
  • Normal office environment
  • Work will be performed onsite

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

$17.00 per hour. The position is not eligible for University fringe benefits or moving, housing, or relocation expenses.

Hours

This internship is a temporary, part-time position available for up to 19.5 hours per week. The start and end dates are somewhat flexible, however the successful candidate must start on or before June 1, 2021. Hours are flexible within a M-F, 8:30-5:00 work week, but interns are expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule.

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: 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.

Application

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 # 97994.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

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.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

 

 

 

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Posted: 2/27/2021
Application Due: 3/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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