Employment

  • Research & Education Librarian

    POSITION: Research & Education Librarian/Liaison to Biomedical Research
    DEPARTMENT: Research & Education Services
    REPORTS TO: Associate Director for Research & Education
    DATE: Available June 1, 2021

    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.

    The Research & Education Librarian/Liaison to Biomedical Research enables and promotes research integrity and evidence-based practice at Duke Health through research consultation, advanced and systematic literature searching, instruction, Web-based guides and tutorials, and by assisting users in locating accurate and timely information in support of biomedical research, quality clinical care, and health sciences education. Further, the Liaison to Biomedical Research plays a key role in developing and contributing to bibliometric analysis and research impact services.

    The Liaison to Biomedical Research serves as the primary point of contact for research integrity initiatives and groups engaging in biomedical research, including the School of Medicine's basic science graduate programs. The Liaison works closely and proactively with the research community, particularly research support offices and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). As part of the Research & Education team, the Liaison also collaborates with other Research & Education librarians and Duke Health patrons.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Liaison to Biomedical Research

    • Serves as a member of IACUC
    • Serves as liaison to the School of Medicine's basic science graduate programs, including Population Health Sciences
    • Partners with campus research offices on initiatives related to library research and scholarly communication
    • Assists with NIH Public Access Policy compliance efforts
    • Anticipates the needs of researchers and research staff and works with the Library to develop responsive services that address them
    • Communicates information about library services and collections to researchers and research staff, and about researcher priorities and initiatives to the Library

    Searching and Research Services

    • Performs searches and consults with researchers conducting searches for animal alternatives for IACUC
    • Conducts bibliometric and research impact analyses for key constituents
    • Provides in-depth information consultations for patrons
    • Performs advanced and systematic searches of databases and grey literature sources
    • Specializes in specific information management resources, such as PubMed and EndNote
    • Provides reference and information services via phone, email, chat, and Web conferencing

    Teaching

    • Develops and delivers researcher-specific instruction sessions, including classes on the NIH Public Access Policy, journal selection, research resources, and searching for animal alternatives
    • Teaches database searching and other information management classes to students, clinicians, researchers, faculty, and staff at Duke Health
    • Incorporates pedagogical principles in developing customized and innovative approaches for information education and training
    • Develops and updates interactive online tutorials and LibGuides for information education and training

    Project Management and Library Operations

    • Works with the research community 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 & 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 online and print 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

    All librarians are expected to perform all tasks according to established policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and expectations and to demonstrate desirable work skills as described in the PEP Behavior Guidelines for Customer Focus, Teamwork, Creative Problem-Solving, Continuous Learning, and Diversity.

    The statements above describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education/Experience

    Required

    Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of other education and experience. Knowledge of library instruction and education services, information and reference services, in-depth database searching strategies, and project management.

    Preferred

    Work experience in a health sciences information environment (including library field work or internships) and/or direct experience in two or more of the required qualifications. Experience conducting systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and other evidence syntheses. Experience with citation metrics and research impact analysis.

    Note: we are committed to investing in professional development and growth for the successful candidate so that they may gain bibliometric and research impact analysis skills.

    Specific Skills/Knowledge

    Required

    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 and Zotero.

    Preferred

    Knowledge of health sciences information resources, familiarity with health sciences disciplines; and a broad understanding of trends in academic medical libraries.

    Computer skills: Data processing and bibliometric analysis software, such as OpenRefine, Tableau, and VOSViewer.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    Salary for this position is competitive and based on experience and education. We welcome entry-level to senior-level applicants for this role. Duke University offers excellent benefit packages, vacation and sick leave, and support for professional development.

    DATE

    Available June 1, 2021. Staff are currently working both remotely and on-site. On-site start date is negotiable.

    TO APPLY

    Please send cover letter(s), CV, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references via email to: Victor Gordon, Associate Director for Administration

    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 Intern

    POSITION: Research & Education Intern
    LOCATION: Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives
    AVAILABLE: Starting in July, 2021

    The Medical Center Library and 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 University 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 one-year Internship, with the potential to renew for a second year, 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. These experiences prepare our Interns to be competitive in the job market.

    We welcome questions and look forward to hearing from you!

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION
    The Research & Education Department at the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives 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 with reference and research questions via chat, email, Zoom, and the Library Service Desk
    • Develop and update database searches for systematic reviews and other research projects within databases such as PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus, PsycINFO and more
    • Work with various citation management tools such as Endnote and Zotero and support patrons in their use
    • Participate in bibliometric, research impact, and data visualization projects
    • Maintain Library guides
    • Teach library drop-in workshops
    • Co-teach classes within the graduate health professions' programs
    • Compile analytics on institutional publishing
    • Capture data on library activities
    • 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
    Candidate 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).

    DATE
    This position is available starting in July. Staff are currently working both remotely and on-site. The Intern will be expected to perform most of their work on-site at the Medical Center Library & Archives.

    TO APPLY
    Please send cover letter, CV, and three references to: Leila Ledbetter, Research and Education Librarian.
    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting the week of June 28th and will continue until the position is filled. The position will be available starting in July but a later start date may be negotiated.

    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.

  • User Services Assistant

    POSITION: User Services Assistant
    LOCATION: Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives

    The Medical Center Library and 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.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION
    User Services Assistants provide essential library and information services to students, faculty, and staff at the Medical Center Library & Archives Service Desk. We are looking for confident, patient, and detail-oriented individuals who can work in a dynamic environment within a well-defined range of duties.

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Answering directional and policy questions
    • Referring reference questions to research librarians
    • Processing, sorting, and re-shelving library materials
    • Assisting the Content & Discovery Department with projects

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Strong customer service skills
    • Punctuality and dependability
    • Capable of performing detailed tasks with and without supervision
    • Ability to perform repetitive but essential tasks

    PREFERRED SKILLS

    • Previous work experience in libraries, especially circulation
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Familiarity with computers, Internet applications, online library catalogs, and databases

    TIME COMMITMENT
    Hours are flexible, but they must take place Monday - Friday between 8a and 5:30p.

    SALARY
    $12.75/hour

    QUALIFICATIONS
    These positions are open to current graduate and undergraduate Duke University students.

    TO APPLY
    Apply online here

    Questions? Contact the Medical Center Library Neal Fricks, User Services Manager

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.