Order and Receipts Specialist for Middle Eastern Language Materials – Duke University Libraries, Durham NC

TITLE: Order and Receipts Specialist for Middle Eastern Language Materials
LIBRARY: Duke University Libraries
CITY: Durham

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: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, 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’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/index.php.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $17.69 per hour (minimum). Comprehensive benefits package upon eligibility includes vacation, 13 holidays, sick leave, health, dental, disability, life insurance, educational assistance, and tuition grants.

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY: Performs bibliographic searching, ordering, receiving, invoicing, copy cataloging, and cataloging preparation and support for library materials in various formats and languages, with special concentration on Middle Eastern Languages, including Arabic, Turkish, and/or Hebrew language materials. Exercises considerable autonomy in performance of daily activities, with minimal supervision. Reports to the Team Lead, Non-Roman Languages within the Monograph Acquisitions Department.

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 diversity.

Education:
Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Preferred: BA/BS

Experience:
Required: Fluent knowledge of relevant Middle Eastern language, including Arabic or Turkish; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; able to work independently and as a member of a team; demonstrated proficiency using computer based technology and ability to adapt to new technologies; ability to effectively organize and prioritize daily work; demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer services; experience that demonstrates the conceptual, analytical and creative problem-solving skills required to acquire and provide access to library resources; skills in time management and multitasking; demonstrated ability to analyze and organize detailed tasks; and attention to detail and accuracy in performance of work.

Preferred: Working knowledge of at least one other Middle Eastern language, including Arabic, Turkish or Hebrew; two years of library experience to obtain a specialized knowledge of library systems and procedures; experience with at least one bibliographic utility (OCLC) and experience with a local library system (Aleph); prior experience working in an academic research library.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Normal office environment
• Must be able to lift 30 pounds and unpack, shelve and shift library materials
• Must be able to work 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.

DUTIES:

1.
Searching and Ordering:
• Performs complex pre-order searching in Arabic language and transliteration to obtain and verify bibliographic and order information, determine availability and price, and prevent duplicate orders
• Executes ordering processes for print monographs, electronic monographs and new standing order sets: communicates with Arabic language vendors to place orders; resolves order, supply, and payment issues; uses Duke procurement card to place orders, as necessary, according to established procedures
• Creates bibliographic and order records in the integrated library system in Arabic language and transliteration to support discovery and preclude duplication; releases purchase orders and encumbers funds in appropriate foreign currency; troubleshoots errors, corrects transliteration and character set problems
• Loads vendor-supplied (Leila) bibliographic and order records into the integrated library system whenever invoices are supplied. Reviews LC CAP bibliographic records for completeness and creates holdings, items, and bar code records using MARC Edit

2. Receiving and Check-in:
• Manages receipt of shipments of Arabic language materials: oversees students’ verification of material against invoice/packing slip; performs complex research and problem-solving to resolve conflicts between shipment, invoice, and/or local records (e.g., incorrect title received, title change, missing materials)
• Supervises and reviews students’ arrival of material and creation of invoice in local system for accuracy and completeness of invoice information (i.e., vendor address, amount charged, and fund code); ensures timely invoice creation and material arrival in case of student assistant absence; routes print copy of invoice to Acquisitions Accounting Services
• Verifies Duke procurement card transactions and reconciles monthly statement; monitors monograph budgets in area of responsibility to ensure funds do not exceed appropriations

3. Cataloging Support:
• Collaborates with Team Lead for Non-Roman Languages to monitor and regulate workflow of Middle-Eastern language material
• Copy catalogs Arabic language materials: searches OCLC and other online bibliographic databases in native language characters and transliteration; exports records to ILS
• Assists monograph and serials catalogers in providing additional bibliographic access to Arabic language materials by consulting on bibliographic data, and by correcting transcription, transliteration, and typographical errors.

4. Claiming and Cancellations:
• Manages orders in process: issues claims for materials not received by expected arrival date; ensures claim reports and vendor responses are processed in a timely manner; communicates persistent non-receipt problems to section head
• Cancels unfilled orders based on established policies and procedures; reorders cancelled titles as appropriate, and records updates in order and encumbrance in local system

5. Communication and Collaboration:
• Supervises, trains, and revises the work of student assistants; assists in training new staff
• Serves as a resource to colleagues in Collection Development, Cataloging and Acquisitions Departments for matters relating to the acquisition of Arabic language materials
• Works in close collaboration with the Librarians for Arabic language to ensure timely acquisition and cataloging of materials
• Works cooperatively with colleagues in Order Management and within the Acquisitions Department to achieve unit, department and division goals
• Provides appropriate information to Acquisitions Accounting for setting up new vendors in Aleph and R3 accounting system

6. Other Related Duties:
• Collects and reports statistics each month; compiles counts of orders in process and other required statistics or budget and order data on demand
• Attends and participates in required meetings, workshops, planning sessions and development opportunities
• Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

AVAILABLE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY: An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of references should be submitted at: https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply. Refer to requisition # 401216919.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit our website at: http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs.

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.

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Electronic Resources Management Librarian – Duke University Libraries, Durham NC

TITLE: Electronic Resources Management Librarian
LIBRARY: Duke University Libraries
CITY: Durham

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: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, 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’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/index.php.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: 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.

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY: The Duke University Libraries (DUL) seeks an enthusiastic, conscientious, and service-oriented Electronic Resources Management Librarian to engage in supporting the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units across Technical Services and throughout the DUL system to provide access to primarily electronic continuing resources. Under the supervision of the Head of the Continuing Resource Acquisitions Department, the successful candidate must demonstrate self-motivation and initiative, innovative approaches to problem solving, a positive learning attitude and the ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

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 diversity. In addition, managers and supervisors are expected to help develop a common vision by providing clear direction and priorities, clarifying roles and responsibilities, and promoting mutual understanding through effective communication. They are also expected to take the time to effectively plan and evaluate performance, provide feedback, recognition and coaching, and develop employees to achieve their personal and organizational goals.

Education:
Required: ALA-accredited MLS or advanced degree in related field, or relevant combination of education and experience

Experience:
Required: Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical, organizational, time and project management skills; demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member; understanding (through experience or coursework) of current models, practices, and tools used by academic libraries for the licensing, acquisition, access, and discoverability of e-resources; and interest in professional development and engagement.

Preferred: Experience in an academic library; experience working with an Integrated Library System or a next-generation resource management system; knowledge of ERM (electronic resource management) systems; broad understanding of technical services operations; knowledge of industry standards related to serials and electronic resources, e.g., ISSN, Open URL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI, etc; and familiarity with fund management and budget processes.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
• Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
• Normal office environment
• Occasional travel required

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.

DUTIES:
 Participates in all aspects of continuing and electronic resource acquisitions including: trials, ordering, receipt/activation, access, maintenance, assessment, and renewals/cancelations.
 Oversees the activation and maintenance of electronic resources access in the knowledgebase of DUL access management systems; interacts with publishers, vendors and aggregators to acquire, establish, and ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms.
 Participates in the licensing team to evaluate and negotiate terms relating to electronic content.
 Participates in the development of workflows and policies for handling continuing and electronic resource acquisition, access, and maintenance.
 Participates in data gathering and evaluation of pricing, usage, and other metrics to support collection assessment, budget processes and annual reporting requirements.
 Stays informed of trends in electronic resource access and discoverability and recommend changes to existing tools and workflows as appropriate.
 Serves on relevant library and consortia committees as it relates to functional expertise and/or professional development.
 Display continuing growth in professional and subject knowledge and take an active interest in the profession. Growth and interest should be demonstrated through continuing development of professional knowledge and abilities, membership and participation in professional organizations, and service to the library, University, or community in a professional capacity.

Supervisory Responsibilities: May supervise student assistants as needed.

AVAILABLE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY: 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/8822.

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

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit our website at: http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs.

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.

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Senior Library Exhibition Technician – Duke University Libraries, Durham NC

TITLE: Senior Library Exhibition Technician
LIBRARY: Duke University Libraries
CITY: Durham

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: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, 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’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/index.php.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $15.29 per hour (minimum). Comprehensive benefits package upon eligibility includes vacation, 13 holidays, sick leave, health, dental, disability, life insurance, educational assistance, and tuition grants.

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY: The Duke University Libraries has a growing exhibition program that supports exhibits curated by students, faculty, and library staff in several galleries that rotate multiple times per year. This position will support exhibitions by tracking and preparing library and non-library materials, creating appropriate mounts, and assisting in installation of temporary and permanent displays. This position will also be responsible for maintenance of supplies, equipment and the exhibition prep room, as well as maintenance of the exhibition spaces.

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 diversity.

Education:
Required: Two years post-secondary education or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Preferred: BA/BS in a relevant field

Experience:
Required: Candidate must display a competency in the care, handling and display of special collections library materials, generally acquired through two years of library or archives experience or similar experience with works of art in a museum or gallery. Candidate must show proficiency in the use of a variety of power tools and fabrication techniques, good dexterity and hand-eye coordination, sound knowledge of professional exhibition practices, and the ability to produce museum quality craftsmanship. Candidate must be comfortable working independently, showing initiative where appropriate and possessing teamwork orientation with excellent organizational interpersonal and communication skills. Work requires experience or shown proficiency in computer skills using programs relevant to job responsibilities or ability and willingness to master technology as needed. Candidate should be adaptable to frequent change, work under pressure and managing multiple tasks and deadlines.

Preferred: Candidates with prior experience working in an academic research library, particularly in an exhibition setting are preferred. Other skills desired include experience in exhibition installation, layout configuration, pedestal/mount/wall construction, matting, framing, label making, crate fabrication, experience or knowledge in the design and implementation of gallery and exhibition lighting, experience with programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe illustrator, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Sketch Up, Aeon, Aleph, Publisher, and Omeka.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds including large quantities of library materials; exhibit cases, ladders, oversize items, etc.
• Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible.
• Must be able to work in positions that include frequent bending, crouching, and stooping and to stand or walk for an eight hour day; majority of time standing or moving around exhibit galleries and prep spaces.
• Occasional weekend or evening overtime may be required.
• Must be able to climb and work on a ladder for extended periods of time.
• Must be able to reach hands above shoulder level and to move heavy objects.

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.

DUTIES:

Preparation for installation of Exhibitions (30%)
In conjunction with Exhibition Librarian:
• Uses power and hand tools to design and fabricate bases, boxes, furniture, pedestals, cradles, and other supports for display.
• Uses standard preservation practices when handling and mounting all library materials, consults with conservation department when necessary.
• Makes and mounts labels, signage and other exhibition treatments including facsimiles of materials too fragile for display.
• Makes illustrations of exhibition spaces for preparation of installation.

Installation of Exhibitions (25%)
• With the Exhibition Librarian installs exhibit comprised of special collections materials including manuscripts, photographs, and objects.
• In consultation with the Conservation Services Department, designs and maintains gallery lighting based on light levels appropriate for the preservation of library materials.
• In consultation and with the assistance of the IT department, installs AV and IT equipment.

Library Materials Retrieval and Tracking (30%)
• Physically retrieves and returns collection material to and from Rubenstein or other libraries.
• Performs record-keeping and documentation tasks using library systems or other management software.
Maintains physical conditions of the exhibition gallery spaces and prep room (10%)
• Assures all equipment, AV, IT, graphics and cases in exhibition spaces are in good order.
• Gathers environmental monitoring data from the exhibition spaces.
• Maintains supplies and equipment and orders materials as needed

Other Tasks as Needed (5%)

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

AVAILABLE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY: An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of references should be submitted at: https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply. Refer to requisition # 401218021.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit our website at: http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs.

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.

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Librarian for African Studies and African American Studies – Duke University Libraries, Durham NC

TITLE: Librarian for African Studies and African American Studies
LIBRARY: Duke University Libraries
CITY: Durham

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: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, 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’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/index.php.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: 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.

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY: The Librarian for African Studies and African American Studies actively engages with faculty, students, visiting scholars and staff in the African and African American Studies Department and other academic departments and programs at Duke to support current teaching and research needs, as well as to identify emerging areas for library support. S/he manages the Libraries’ collections in these areas to support scholarship throughout the research lifecycle and collaborates with colleagues in the Duke University Libraries to provide and promote library resources and services in the interdisciplinary areas of global black studies.

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 diversity.

Education:
Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree in a relevant subject area along with library experience. Understanding of current trends in scholarship.

Preferred: Both an ALA-accredited Master’s degree and an advanced degree in a relevant subject area. Demonstrated record of continued education in African or African American Studies and librarianship.

Experience:
Required: Familiarity with information resources in a variety of formats in the humanities and social sciences; teaching or library instruction experience. Must be flexible and a self-starter; have the ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative environment; possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills as well as a strong commitment to public service.

Preferred: Three years of relevant professional experience and strong academic background in a relevant field; experience providing research service, preferably in an academic setting; knowledge of initiatives and trends related to research in international and area studies fields and to the evolving scholarly communication landscape, including knowledge of the publishing industry in the regions relevant to studies of various African countries; familiarity with web publishing technologies; experience with user and/or usability study methodologies; experience with assessment tools and methods; experience with data curation; knowledge of concepts related to open access and digital scholarship and services; knowledge of French, German, Kiswahili or Afrikaans; experience with digital arts/ humanities and social science research tools and approaches (e.g. harvest crawls, text mining, data visualization, image analysis.)

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
• Occasional bending, crouching, stooping
• Normal office environment.
• Occasional weekend and/or evening shifts may be required.

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.

DUTIES:
ENGAGEMENT:
• Serve as liaison to the African and African American Studies Department and also work with the Duke University Center for African and African American Research (CAAAR).
• Take initiative to identify, meet, and facilitate ongoing communication about resource needs and service expectations.
• Educate and inform faculty and students on issues of scholarly communication, such as copyright, intellectual freedom, fair use, e-privacy concerns, and censorship of Internet content.

TEACHING & LEARNING:
• Design and implement strategic and pedagogically appropriate instruction for library users through a variety of methods.
• Promote use of subject-specific information resources and services to meet user needs and expectations, utilizing current technologies and information tools.
• Support university outreach initiatives to K-12 teachers.

RESEARCH SERVICES:
• Provide in-depth, specialized research consultation and reference for Duke University Libraries’ users.
• Participate in general research and reference services at the Libraries’ service desk and through e-mail, phone, and instant messaging.
• Partner with faculty and other library staff on digital scholarship projects at all stages including planning, proposal, design, development, maintenance and preservation. Keep abreast of issues relating to digitization, data management, and visualization.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT:
• Develop and manage collections to support multi-disciplinary research and instruction in sub-Saharan African Studies as well as African American and African Diaspora Studies by formulating policies and selecting materials in relevant formats and languages.
• Participate in relevant consortial activities, especially in TRLN, Ivy Plus and CRL.
• Work with other subject librarians, African vendors and technical services, to ensure access to scholarly resources.
• Collect, analyze, and report on metrics relevant to library goals; use relevant metrics in making judgments and recommendations; identify and use trend information in planning.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND DEVELOPMENT:
• Display continuing growth in professional and subject knowledge and take an active interest in the profession. Growth and interest should be demonstrated through continuing development of professional knowledge and abilities, membership and participation in professional organizations, and service to the library, University, or community in a professional capacity.
• Participates in the planning, review, and implementation of the goals, policies, and procedures of the International and Area Studies Department, assuming department-wide leadership responsibility for initiatives such as, collection assessment, data management, digital projects, scholarly communication or outreach.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

AVAILABLE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY: 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/8828.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit our website at: http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs.

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.

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Associate Director Library Specialized Collections – Randall Library, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington NC

Summary of Position
Serves as a member of Randall Library’s senior leadership team, providing high-level leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the Curriculum Materials Center, Library Special Collections and University Archives. Full job description: https://library.uncw.edu/uploads/pdfs/AssociateDirectorSpecializedCollections.pdf

Minimum Requirements
ALA-Accredited Master’s degree in library and information science. Minimum five years of increasingly responsible, professional, relevant work experience in an academic library, to include experience in the design, delivery and assessment of user-centered services. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with archives and special collections. Previous supervisory experience, including supervision of library faculty professionals. Strong leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities; strong interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate for Randall Library’s specialized collections. Experience with human resources (supervision, staff development, mentoring, etc.). Ability to articulate a vision for specialized collections and provide leadership to achieve organizational goals. Experience in writing and managing successful grant proposals.

Preferred Qualifications
Minimum of three years archival or special collections’ experience. Demonstrated commitment to progressive, innovative library programs and services; commitment to serving diverse constituencies including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and researchers and the general public. Track record of success in planning and implementing assessment initiatives. Commitment to service excellence. Commitment to continuous learning and growth at every level of the organization. Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to play a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within Randall Library and the campus. Ability to build successful partnerships at the local, regional, and national level. Knowledge of emerging trends in higher education and new developments in the management and promotion of specialized collections in support of the library’s mission. Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans and projects. Experience in promoting library services and engaging faculty, students, and administrators. Record of scholarly and creative engagement and involvement in appropriate professional organizations.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
Academic Affairs is the central division for implementing the mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Through effective academic policies, practices and programs, it provides leadership for excellence in teaching, scholarship and creative work as well as service to local, regional and global communities. William Madison Randall Library supports the mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington through the provision of information resources, services and programs relevant to the needs of its students, faculty and staff. It also serves as a rich cultural resource for the surrounding community and the region. To accomplish this mission, the library provides (1) diverse collections of informational resources in multiple formats; (2) efficient access to informational resources; (3) assistance and instruction in identifying, evaluating and interpreting information; (4) a safe and comfortable facility which stimulates intellectual curiosity and reflective thinking; and (5) programs that connect scholars and interested individuals with information and expertise to inspire lifelong learning.

University Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 15,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Months Per Year: 11 Months (August-June)

Position Type: Permanent

Priority Consideration Date: 1/24/2017
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply: Visit https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/7082.

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Supervisor of Reference Services – Wayne County Public Library, Goldsboro NC

TITLE: Supervisor of Reference Services
LIBRARY: Wayne County Public Library
CITY: Goldsboro, NC
SALARY: Minimum $43,044

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Planning and coordinating the daily operations of the Reference department.
• Supervising the Reference staff and, as assigned, other library staff.
• Identifying and interpreting user needs; providing reference, readers’ advisory, computer, database and referral services to Library patrons directly, by phone, by email and chat. Providing instruction on the use of library resources to individuals and groups.
• Managing collection development activity for reference materials and the adult non-fiction collection at the main branch.
• Providing technical and reference support to staff. Developing and conducting training on information resources and new technology for staff and patrons.
• Managing the annual budget for the Reference materials.
• Selecting and managing the library’s digital collection of books, audiobooks, and magazines.
• Planning and organizing civic engagement and special programs.
• Developing and implementing innovative services and programs to increase digital literacy.
• Selecting and implementing library databases.
• Collecting accurate statistics on inquiries, programming, use of reference databases, and public use of computers. Analyzing data and preparing a variety of reports.
• Assessing reference services and programs, and analyzing data that measure the impacts on Wayne County citizens.
• Contributing to library web page content and updates.
• Preparing grant applications and seeking funding for creative programs and services.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Thorough knowledge of reference tools and procedures.
• Must have excellent customer service skills, the ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the public, and to relate library services to the needs of the community in an effective manner.
• Extensive experience with technologies including Internet web browsers and productivity software including Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of basic computer troubleshooting
• Ability to monitor and evaluate collection usage, and generate and analyze a variety of reports.
• Ability to work independently using professional knowledge and judgment.
• Ability to work well as a part of a team and maintain effective work relationships with co-workers, the general public, and partner agencies.
• Excellent written, public speaking, and interpersonal communication skills.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution and not less than 5 years of experience in a professional library position, including some supervisory experience. Must maintain a valid N.C. Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.

APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin on Feb. 9, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY: Online application forms are available on the website: Wayne County Human Resources, under Employment Opportunities.

QUESTIONS: Rosemary Loomis, Assistant Director, rosemary.loomis@waynegov.com, (919) 580-4014.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information about Wayne County Public Library, visit wcpl.org.

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Reference and Instructional Librarian – Davidson County Community College, Lexington NC

TITLE: Reference and Instructional Librarian
LIBRARY: Davidson County Community College
CITY: Lexington, NC

SALARY
: $36,265 – $47,144 based on candidate’s experience, education, and the state budget

INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION:
Davidson County Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College system. DCCC serves Davidson/Davie and adjoining counties with the main campus located on the border of Lexington and Thomasville, and the Davie campus located in Mocksville. We also have three satellite education centers in the area for students who find it convenient to study in a smaller environment. Davidson County Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. (See Davidson County Community College website – www.davidsonccc.edu – Street Address: 297 DCCC Road, Thomasville, NC 27360-7385 – Post Office Address: P.O. Box 1287, Lexington, NC 27293-1287.)

Davidson County Community College’s mission is to develop minds, inspire imaginations, and prepare students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment.

DCCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Davidson County Community College.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s Degree in Library and Information studies from a regionally accredited institution.
• Minimum of 1 year of instructional experience.
• Flexible schedule (able to provide services in the evening and on weekends as needed.)
• Knowledge of technologies; specifically consumer and educational technologies.
• Experience in an academic library.
• Skill in the use of computers and commitment to using technology.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively and collegially with others.
• Ability to provide leadership in anticipating and responding to change.
• Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Strong commitment to service.

DUTIES
:
The Reference and Instructional Librarian is a full-time, 12-month position that serves DCCC’s multi-campus community by providing a full range of dynamic library services at the point of need. The Reference and Instructional Librarian reports to the Director of Library Services and is an active member of the Library Services team, modeling and providing exemplary customer service, library instruction, and reference assistance.

The Reference and Instructional Librarian has the following responsibilities:
• Coordinate and implement online and face-to-face instruction in support of Library Services, the professional development of the campus community, and faculty information literacy efforts.
• Assist in design and implementation of tools that measure services and instructional effectiveness.
• Serve as a liaison to faculty for library services.
• Create digital and physical learning objects that communicate library procedures and policies.
• Provide online and in-person reference and research assistance.
• Provide technical support for all circulating library technology.
• Serve as Reference Team leader and supervise all Reference staff.
• Perform leadership and management duties in the absence of the Director.
• Provide resources and assistance to promote student success.
• Promote College vision and values.
• Participate in College committees and activities.
• Provide general assistance with all areas of the library as needed.

APPLY BY: January 24, 2017
TO APPLY: Click on the job title to reach the electronic application on the employment page of our website: http://www.davidsonccc.edu\Employment.

APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ON DCCC WEBSITE: For complete job description and the electronic application, please go to the employment page of our website, http://www.davidsonccc.edu\Employment, click on Search Jobs Icon, then select position title TO SUBMIT THE ELECTRONIC APPLICATION. Note: We do not accept resumes without the completed application.

Application Requirements:
1) Complete online application, including electronic signature.
2) Cover Letter, stating your qualifications related to (a) position responsibilities and qualifications and (b) College purpose, vision, and organizational competencies.
3) Unofficial transcripts from a regionally accredited institution (uploaded with application, sent electronically, faxed or mailed.) International transcripts must be evaluated by WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES (WES). Official transcripts are required within 30 days of employment.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For complete job description and the electronic application, please go to the Employment page of our website – http://www.davidsonccc.edu\Employment – click on job title, create login and password, then submit application.

Questions: Please contact Eleanor Brewer, Human Resource Services,  hr@davidsonccc.edu

An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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