Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info

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

Under the supervision of the Humanities Section Head in Research and Instructional Services department, this position will work closely with subject librarians whose work includes research services, instruction, collection development, and outreach. This mix of responsibilities will depend on the needs of the department, and the background and interest of the successful candidate. Mentorship is an important component of this position, and there will be opportunities to meet regularly with members of the department and engage in a variety of professional development activities. This position may be either remote or remote/on-campus, depending on current Duke campus policy as well as the needs of the intern.

  • Provides research support through the Ask a Librarian service via chat and email
  • Assists with collection development activities such as catalog searching, resource selection, and assisting with collection analysis projects
  • Participates in the library's instructional program both synchronously and asynchronously, particularly for first-year writing
  • Assists with online and in-person outreach activities such as special programs, writing blog posts, and creating handouts
  • Promotes collections and resources through LibGuides and social media
  • Helps to create a sense of belonging and success for students and other patrons with a focus on recognizing the value of diverse backgrounds and life experiences
  • Other special projects and duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • None
QualificationsIt 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 graduate from an accredited advanced degree program.

Preferred: Currently enrolled in an MLS program accredited by the American Library Association.


Required: None required.

Preferred: Demonstrated interest in or past experience with teaching or training; experience or degree in a Humanities field. Good communication and presentation skills; flexibility; demonstrated ability to take initiative and work in a team environment; willingness to speak to diverse groups; desire to work with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and library staff; and a strong public service orientation.

Working Conditions

  • Combination of remote/on-campus hours depending on Duke campus policy and the needs of the intern
  • Access to a computer and reliable internet will be required when working remotely
  • Must reside in North Carolina

Hiring Rate

$18.00 per hour. The position is not eligible for University fringe benefits or moving, housing, or relocation expenses.


This two-semester internship is a temporary, part-time position available for up to 19 hours per week. Potential changes to the format for this internship can be made as needed and agreed upon by the intern and supervisor with a focus on health and safety. Flexible schedule, but the intern is expected to have some amount of availability between 9am-5pm M-F due to meetings and participating in virtual/and or in-person library services.


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.


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: Search for requisition ID # 187188

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


Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree and must currently be enrolled in or a graduate from an accredited advanced degree program.



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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