Employment

  • Research & Education Intern

    Duke University is currently under a hiring freeze in response to COVID-19. If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter, resume, and three references as instructed below. If/when the hiring freeze is lifted, you may be contacted with further details.

    POSITION: Research & Education Intern
    LOCATION: Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives
    The position will be available at a start date to be determined.

    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; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability statuses.

    Duke Univesrity Medical Center Library & Archives invites applications to our paid, year-long, mentored internship. Applicants must be Master's or PhD students in Library/Information Science or Public Health graduate programs. The internship is for one year with an opportunity to renew for a second year. This internship will set you up for success in any academic library setting.

    Our interns have co-authored publications in scholarly journals, presented work at local and national conferences, and made significant contributions to our Library. We mentor our interns in advanced literature searching, reference, teaching, as well as research impact and bibliometric analysis. All of these things have allowed our interns to be competitive on the job market.

    We welcome questions and look forward to hearing from you!

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION
    The Research & Education Department of the Duke University Medical Center Library provides reference and research services, classes, consultations, and systematic review services for organizations and individuals within Duke Health. The Research & Education Intern will support all areas of the department, such as reference, research, instruction, consultations, and systematic review searches. The Intern will gain experience in a progressive academic health sciences environment and will develop practical skills in health sciences and academic librarianship.

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Assist patrons via chat, email, and the Information Service Desk
    • Create and manage EndNote libraries as well as support patrons in other reference management software
    • Compile analytics on Duke authors
    • Develop and update database searches for systematic reviews and other research projects within PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus, PsycINFO and more
    • Participate in bibliometric, research impact, and data visualization projects
    • Maintain Library guides
    • Capture data on library activities
    • Teach library drop-in workshops
    • Co-teach classes within the graduate health professions' programs
    • Contribute to Library's blog
    • Create or revise Web-based tutorials
    • Contribute to service improvement initiatives
    • Contribute to other projects as needed

    TIME COMMITMENT
    20 hours/week
    One year with the potential to extend
    Hours are flexible, but they must take place between 8am and 6pm

    SALARY
    $16/hour

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Must be a Master's degree or PhD student in Library/Information Science or Public Health graduate program. Preference for students who have completed at least one semester of coursework and are comfortable with database searching (i.e., controlled vocabularies and Boolean operators).

    TO APPLY
    Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to: Leila Ledbetter, Research and Education Librarian.

  • Archives Intern

    Duke University is currently under a hiring freeze in response to COVID-19. If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter, resume, and three references as instructed below. If/when the hiring freeze is lifted, you may be contacted with further details.

    POSITION: Archives Intern (2 positions available)
    REPORTS TO: Assistant Director and Head of Technical Services
    LOCATION: Duke University Medical Center Archives, 1408A Christian Avenue, Durham, NC 27710 (2 miles from campus)
    The position will be available at a start date to be determined.

    Duke University Medical Center 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; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability statuses.

    Medical Center Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the history of the Medical Center community, from the 1930s to the present. The Archives is comprised of over 250 collections containing a variety of materials, such as administrative and departmental records, personal manuscripts, photographs, publications, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and more. For more information about the Archives, please visit https://archives.mc.duke.edu/

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION
    Under the supervision of the Medical Center Archives staff, the intern will gain hands-on experience working with analog, digital, and hybrid archival collections. This may include arrangement and description, rehousing materials, performing basic preservation tasks, assisting with new acquisitions, researching individuals or events covered by a collection, entering data into the collections management system, and creating inventories and finding aids. Smaller amounts of time may also be dedicated to reference, exhibit preparation, and social media outreach as determined by both need and intern interest.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Knowledge of archival principles, theories, and best practices
    • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
    • Currently enrolled in a graduate level, degree granting program in Library Science and/or History
    • Strong communications skills
    • Ability to work independently

    PREFERRED

    • Experience working in an archives or library
    • 1st year student
    • Interest in medicine and/or history

    SCHEDULE
    Maximum of 19 hours a week (for 42 weeks or a total of 807 hours)
    Must be scheduled between Monday-Friday, 8:30a-4:30p

    PAY RATE
    $16.00 per hour

    TO APPLY
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Lucy Waldrop, Associate University Archivist.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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.

About the Medical Center Community

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 2020 US News & World Report ranked Duke's School of Medicine (#13) in Best Medical Schools: Research; School of Nursing DNP Program (#2); School of Nursing Master's Program (#2); Physician Assistant Programs (#1); and Physical Therapy Programs (#10). Duke University Hospital was #19 on the 2018–19 U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll and was nationally ranked in 11 Adult Specialties and 9 Children's Specialties.

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.