Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

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
International & Area Studies (IAS) Department supports Duke’s global interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach initiatives. Under the supervision of the Head of International and Area Studies and IAS Librarians, s/he is responsible for carrying out projects in area studies Librarianship. The position provides an opportunity to learn about collection development, reference, instruction, cataloging and web authoring in area studies. 
  • Assists in collection assessment and selection of materials to build specific areas of the collection.
  • Assists with processing gift collections.
  • Assists with developing customized course guides and subject guides.
  • Assists IAS office operation.
  • Assists librarians with special projects, such as exhibitions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

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.

Education :

Required: Current enrollment in a graduate program in area studies or an MSIS or MSLS program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent program.  One semester of course work or prior experience in libraries or related fields is preferred.

Experience :

Required:  Excellent language skills in a foreign language and good oral communication skills in English are required; strong analytical, organizational, and writing skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to take initiative and thrive in a rapidly changing environment; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; accurate and detail-oriented.

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds and unpack, shelve and shift large quantities of library materials
  • Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
  • Frequent bending, crouching, stooping
  • Normal office environment

Minimum Qualifications




Degrees, Licensures, Certifications


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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