POSITION: Associate Director for Content and Discovery
CLASSIFICATION: Professional Library Staff
REPORTS TO: Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives
DATE: Available immediately. Review of applications will begin on February 18, 2019.
The Medical Center Library & Archives is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages applications from candidates of all races, genders, ages, ethnicities, cultural heritage or nationalities; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientations or gender identities; and socioeconomic, veteran or ability statuses.
Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives (MCL&A) is seeking applications for an innovative, collaborative, and knowledgeable librarian with a broad vision of collections and their role in scholarly communication in the health sciences. This leadership position will oversee the collections, advance research data management as a collections service, and share expertise in scholarly communication. The Associate Director for Content and Discovery is responsible for selecting, de-selecting, purchasing, licensing, and ensuring intuitive access to the Library's electronic and print monograph and journal collections, databases, and other electronic resources. The Associate Director collaborates with staff in the Library, Archives, and across Duke University to develop relevant research data management services focusing on data description and discovery. The Associate Director also consults with researchers on scholarly communication issues, including the NIH Public Access Policy, data sharing, and other initiatives. As head of the resource management team, the Associate Director also supervises the Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Manager, Access Services Manager, and Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Manager. This leadership position is a key member of the Library's planning and management groups.
Collections and Resource Management
Data Services and Scholarly Communication
Administrative and General Operations
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary for this position is competitive and based on experience and education. Duke University offers excellent benefit packages, vacation and sick leave, and support for professional development.
Please send cover letter(s), CV, and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references via email to: Vanessa Sellars, Associate Director, Administrative Services.
Duke is committed to building an inclusive and diverse university community. Every student, faculty, and staff member - whatever their race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage or nationality; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientation or gender identity; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability status - has the right to inclusion, respect, agency and voice in the Duke community. Further, all members of the University community have a responsibility to uphold these values and actively foster full participation in university life.
Medical Center Library & Archives
Recognizing that diversity sparks creativity and enhances innovation, the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity throughout our organization. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes and affirms the contributions of all our staff and the Duke community.
This is ongoing work: we commit our organization and ourselves to diversity, inclusion, and equity – values that make us a better, more effective library. Through continued dedication to these values, we seek to sustain a welcoming community that fosters inquiry, discovery, and innovation.
Duke University Community
Because diversity is essential to fulfilling the university’s mission, Duke is committed to building an inclusive and diverse university community. Every student, faculty, and staff member — whatever their race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage or nationality; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientation or gender identity; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability status — has the right to inclusion, respect, agency and voice in the Duke community. Further, all members of the University community have a responsibility to uphold these values and actively foster full participation in university life.
The Medical Center Library & Archives provides biomedical information for inquiry, discovery, and innovation. We are active partners in clinical, research, and educational initiatives within Duke Health. We collaborate with other libraries at Duke University and with our consortial partners in the Triangle Research Libraries Network. Our extensive electronic, print, and archival collections support the faculty, staff, and students from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Duke University Health System.
The 2019 US News & World Report ranks Duke's School of Medicine (#10) in research, School of Nursing (#2), School of Nursing DNP Program (#1), School of Nursing Master's Program (#2); Physician Assistant Programs (#1), and Physical Therapy Programs (#10). Duke University Hospital was ranked among the top twenty best hospitals in the nation in 2017-18 by US News.
Duke University is located in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, an area rich in educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. The Triangle, named for the three cities of Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh, is the home of several institutions of higher education (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University) and the Research Triangle Park, internationally recognized as a center for cutting-edge research and development. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Coast beaches are also within an easy drive of the Piedmont.