Duke University- Academic Year 2017-2018 Library Internships (3)

Approximate Date of Posting: April 7, 2017

Position: Library Interns(3) Human Rights Archive, Marshall T. Meyer Intern; Sallie Bingham Center Internship; Josiah Charles Trent Internship

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Company/Organization    Duke University Libraries

Schedule/Hours: 19 hours per week Hours are flexible within a M-F, 8:30-5:00 work week, but assistants are expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule.

Time Frame:  the academic year (9 months).

Compensation $16.50 per hour (minimum)

Source: SILS Job List

Description:

Human Rights Archive, Marshall T. Meyer Intern

Under the supervision of the Section Head, Manuscript Processing and with direction from the Human Rights Archivist, this position will primarily provide support for technical services activities of the Human Rights Archive.

Responsibilities

  • Assists with collections intake by establishing initial physical and intellectual control of incoming manuscript materials through arranging and rehousing this material, creating records in ArchivesSpace, and other activities.
  • Performs processing of archival and manuscript collections and assists with analyzing their organization, arrangement and preservation needs.
  • Prepares descriptive tools for collections including finding aids and catalog records.
  • Assists with the processing of print materials as needed.
  • Assists librarians with special projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required: BA/BS and current enrollment in a relevant field or in a Public History or MLS program accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent.

Required:  Strong analytical, organizational, and writing skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; interest in human rights and social justice; capacity 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; ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team; demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer services.

Preferred:  Prior experience in a special collections setting and/or completion of at least one course in archival theory and practice; academic or activist background in human rights and social justice; working competency in a foreign language relevant to collection(s) to be processed (Spanish, Hebrew, French, Arabic)

__http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/hraintern

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Sallie Bingham Center Internship

Under the supervision of the Director, the Research Services Librarian, and the Technical Services Archivist of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture as, this position will provide support for collection development, research services, and technical services activities of the Bingham Center.

Responsibilities

  • Assists with collection development activities such as catalog searching and collections intake.
  • Provides reference services for Center users, including those who visit in person and those inquiring remotely. In cooperation with staff in the Rubenstein Library’s Research Services Department, provides general reference service in the RL reading room during a scheduled reference shift.
  • Assists with library instruction, including meeting with instructors, selecting materials, teaching classes, and participating in instructional assessment.
  • Assists with public programming and other outreach activities such as website development and maintenance, newsletter production, and exhibitions.
  • Assists in administering the Center’s travel grants program.
  • Assists with collections intake by establishing initial physical and intellectual control of incoming manuscript materials through arranging and rehousing this material, creating records in Archivists’ Toolkit, and other activities.
  • Performs processing of archival and manuscript collections and assists with analyzing their organization, arrangement and preservation needs.
  • Prepares descriptive tools for collections including finding aids and catalog records.
  • Assists with the processing of print materials as needed.
  • Assists librarians with special projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

·        EDUCATION:

  • Required: BA/BS and current enrollment in a Public History or MLS program accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent.

·        EXPERIENCE:

  • Required:  Strong analytical, organizational, and writing skills;excellent communication and interpersonal skills; interest in women’s history; capacity 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; ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team; demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer services.
  • Preferred:  Prior experience in a special collections setting and/or completion of at least one course in archival theory and practice; academic or activist background in women’s studies or women’s history.

http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/binghamintern

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Josiah Charles Trent Internship

Under the supervision of the Curator of the History of Medicine (HoM) Collections, this position will provide support for public services and collection development activities of the History of Medicine.

Responsibilities

  • Provides reference services for HoM users, including those who visit in person and those inquiring remotely.
  • Assists with library instruction, including meeting with instructors, selecting materials, teaching classes, and participating in instructional assessment.
  • Assists with public programming and other outreach activities such as website development and maintenance, newsletter production, and exhibitions.
  • Assists with collection development activities such as catalog searching and collections intake.
  • Assists librarians with special projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education:

Required: Current enrollment in an accredited graduate archival studies, public history, or information and library science program; or enrollment in a related graduate program combined with archival experience or training.

Experience:

Required:  Strong analytical, organizational, and writing skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; interest in history of medicine; capacity 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; ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team; demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer services.

Preferred:  Prior experience in a special collections setting and/or completion of at least one course in archival theory and practice; academic background in history of medicine.

http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/trentintern

Website: Click the links for more detailed information and application instructions.

http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/hraintern

http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/binghamintern

http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/trentintern

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

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