CONTINUING RESOURCE ACQUISITIONS INTERN, DUKE LIBRARIES

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Duke University
Location
TS-Cont Acq
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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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

The Continuing Resource Acquisitions (CRA) Department staff manage many of the critical aspects of the electronic resources life cycle, including e-resource trials, licensing, continuing resource orders, e-resource assessment, access verification/activation, knowledgebase maintenance, and e-resource troubleshooting. The intern will primarily participate in the project to enhance metadata in the FOLIO ERM (Electronic Resource Management) applications for Duke University Libraries. Specifically, this position will perform data creation, analysis, and input of current and historic licensing documents to maintain and augment Duke’s license structure in FOLIO, and may support implementation of FOLIO eUsage application.

Responsibilities

  • Support the DUL Licensing Team through management and review of historic and incoming license documents for the FOLIO ERM application. This work will include:
  • Collaborating with DUL Licensing Team to develop existing metadata for records in FOLIO Licenses and Organization applications
  • Creating additional records based on physical file preparation (reviewing existing documents, some scanning of hard copies, OCR as needed), identifying missing documents, and filling gaps in historic licenses by reaching out to content providers to obtain a copy of the license agreement.
  • reports into the application
  • Documenting FOLIO ERM-related processes and workflows
  • Additional responsibilities may include:
  • Assisting with implementation of the FOLIO eUsage app, including setting up workflow for ongoing usage report loading as well as adding historic usage
  • Supporting continuing resource acquisitions activities, including reconciling and documenting title lists, reviewing and processing renewals, and researching problem titles
  • Filing physical copies of backlog of e-resource licenses
  • Participating in CRA department meetings, Technical Services division forums, and other DUL and university events, as appropriate.
  • 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: Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree and must currently be enrolled in or a recent graduate from an accredited advanced degree program.

    Experience:

    Required: None    

    Preferred: Strong analytical and organizational skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; detail-oriented; interest in a career in academic librarianship, particularly in acquisitions, e-resource management, collection development and assessment, or related areas.

    Working Conditions
    • Normal office environment
    • Frequently works in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible

    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. This description is subject to change at any time.

    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 hours per week from August 2021 - May 2022. 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. Search for requisition ID # . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.

    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.

    Organization

    Read our Diversity Profile History

    Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

    As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

    Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

    Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

    Mission Statement

    Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

    “To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

     “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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