Employment

  • Associate Director for Content and Discovery

    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.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Collections and Resource Management

    • Facilitates short and long range planning for the library's collections based on the priorities of Duke Health and trends in scholarly communication.
    • Coordinates and manages the evaluation and selection of monographs, serials, databases, and other resources, both electronic and print, for acquisition or cancellation.
    • Allocates collections budgets for print and electronic books, databases, and electronic knowledge resources. Monitors expenditures on an ongoing basis in order to effectively provide the resources needed in support of Duke Health.
    • Analyzes and shares usage data to inform collection development, budgetary return on investment, and resource promotion.
    • Maintains business relationships with - and gauges the performance of - publishers, monograph and journal vendors, agents, and dealers.
    • Negotiates and reviews licenses for all electronic resources. Works with the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), other campus libraries, and other consortia on the analysis and negotiation of shared vendor contracts.
    • Identifies ways to streamline review, selection, ordering and processing procedures.
    • Oversees the maintenance of multiple knowledge bases to ensure accurate holdings and to facilitate a simple user experience for patrons.

    Data Services and Scholarly Communication

    • Partners with staff in the Library, Archives, and others across the institution to develop appropriate research data management services with a focus on data description and discovery.
    • Provides expertise and consultation to faculty, staff, and students on issues in scholarly communication, including open access publishing, copyright, and open science initiatives.
    • Works with other library staff to facilitate institutional compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.
    • Monitors trends and develops expertise in publishing and pricing models and developments in scholarly communication.

    Administrative and General Operations

    • Supervises Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Manager, Access Services Manager, and Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Manager.
    • Promotes opportunities for training and continuing education for department staff to enhance their expertise in relevant areas.
    • Ensures that accurate and current departmental policies and procedures are maintained and followed.
    • Ensures collection and reporting of departmental statistics.
    • Answers queries from patrons and staff regarding the Library's serials collections and access issues for electronic resources.

    Other Duties

    • Coordinates the MCL&A disaster recovery plan with Library Administration and regional planning groups.
    • Assists with reference and other services as needed for the daily operations of the library.
    • Actively participates in the Library's committees, task forces and special initiatives.
    • Represents the Medical Center Library externally on committees and task forces.
    • Serves as library's representative on Duke and TRLN committees related to serials and collection development.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education/Training

    Required

    • Masters in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of other education and experience.
    • A minimum of 5 years of library experience with increasing project management and/or supervisory responsibilities.

    Preferred

    • ALA-accredited degree
    • Management training
    • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals

    Specific Skills/Knowledge

    Required

    • Experience in collection management and negotiating licenses.
    • Ability to provide leadership in a team-oriented organization.
    • Excellent supervisory and/or project management skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a changing environment.
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, fast-paced environment.
    • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility in adapting to change.
    • Knowledge and interest in expanding and changing library environments and technologies.

    Preferred

    • Knowledge of health sciences journals, databases, and monographs.
    • Knowledge of trends in open science, data sharing, and data management.
    • Strong computer skills and understanding of IT applications in health science libraries.
    • Ability to interpret copyright law in relation to provision of library services.

    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.

    TO APPLY

    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.

  • Research & Education Librarian

    POSITION: Research & Education Librarian
    CLASSIFICATION: Professional Library Staff
    DEPARTMENT: Research and Education Services
    REPORTS TO: Associate Director for Research and Education
    DATE: Review of applications will begin on April 29, 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.

    We are seeking a dynamic and proactive librarian for our Research & Education team! This position will join a responsive, customer-service oriented department that provides curriculum-integrated instruction, advanced systematic review services, in-depth research consultations, online and in-person help, and research impact services. This librarian will serve as the Liaison to Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program and other small academic programs. We value diversity, collaboration, and creativity. We offer mentorship, generous professional development, and opportunities for leadership in an entrepreneurial climate. We want you to shine and will set you up for success.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Searching and Research Services

    • Provides in-depth information consultations in the Library, Medical Center, and Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
    • Performs advanced searches of databases and grey literature sources.
    • Performs searches for systematic reviews and other review types.
    • Specializes in specific information management resources, such as PubMed, CINAHL, and EndNote.
    • Provides reference and information services via phone, email, chat, and other communication media.

    Teaching

    • Teaches in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program curricula, including library orientation sessions for incoming students and faculty as well as leading searching and evidence-based practice sessions.
    • Teaches database searching and other information management classes to other students, clinicians, researchers, faculty, and staff at Duke Health.
    • Incorporates pedagogical principles in developing customized and innovative classes.

    Liaison to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

    • Offers regularly scheduled office hours on-site at the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
    • Anticipates the needs of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and works with library staff to develop responsive services that address them.
    • Communicates information about library services and collections to Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and about DPT program priorities and initiatives to the Library.

    Web Pages and Online Tutorials

    • Creates and maintains LibGuides and Web page content primarily for the Research and Education Department.
    • Provides recommendations for the design, organization, and content of the Library Website.

    Project Management and Library Operations

    • Works with the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and other Duke Health departments on research and information projects.
    • Provides leadership by coordinating Medical Center Library projects and initiatives.
    • Participates in goal setting for the Research and Education department and the Library.
    • Actively participates in Library committees and task forces.
    • Approaches projects and planning with a broad vision of Library services and considers innovative and alternative approaches to traditional services and resources.

    Other Duties

    • Evaluates and recommends materials for the Library's collections.
    • Provides backup for other Library service units.
    • Performs other tasks to support Library services and operations.
    • Represents the Library on campus committees and task forces.
    • Represents the Library in professional library associations, consortiums, and networks.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Required

    • Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of other education and experience.
    • Customer-service orientation; excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to work effectively with a diverse clientele; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment; initiative to acquire new skills; flexibility with assignments; ability to set priorities and lead projects; and knowledge of principles for searching and evaluating electronic resources.
    • Computer skills: Working knowledge of MS Office programs and citation management programs such as EndNote or Zotero.

    Preferred

    • Work or internship experience in a health sciences information environment; experience in systematic review searching, library instruction, reference services, in-depth database searching strategies, Web pages and online tutorials, and/or project management.
    • Knowledge of health sciences information resources, familiarity with health sciences disciplines; and a broad understanding of trends in academic medical libraries.
    • Computer skills: Graphics and visualization.

    We are committed to investing in professional development and growth for the successful candidate so that they may strengthen searching and systematic review methodology skills.

    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.

    TO APPLY

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, detailed resume, and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references via email, fax or mail to:
    Vanessa Sellars, Associate Director, Administrative Services
    Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives
    DUMC 3702
    Durham, NC 27710
    vanessa.sellars@duke.edu
    Fax: 919.681.7599

    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.

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.