Posted in Education 30+ days ago.
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Location: Durham, North Carolina
The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library is seeking a Research Services Librarian. As part of a larger team, the Research Services Librarian provides innovative and dynamic reference and instructional services for students, faculty, staff, and other researchers. This position reports to the Head of the Research Services Department. This is a 3-year term appointment.
Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 20 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training. This is a 3-year term appointment.
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 and Manuscript Library, Lilly, 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'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.
Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/duke_benefits.html.
Cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references should be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10805. 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.
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.
Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited program and/or advanced degree in appropriate subject field.
Required: Familiarity with standard archival and library procedures; excellent planning, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; and demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a rapidly changing, service-oriented environment; ability to work effectively in a team environment; ability to communicate effectively with users and donors; interest in continued development of instructional tools and skills; demonstrated proficiency using computer based technology and ability to adapt to new technologies.
Preferred: Undergraduate degree in the sciences; prior experience working in a special collections or academic research library; experience providing reference; commitment to active learning methods for library instruction.
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.