Employment

  • Associate Director for Content and Discovery

    POSITION: Associate Director for Content and Discovery
    DATE: April 2022
    REPORTS TO: Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives

    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.

    DESCRIPTION

    Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives 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 administers all aspects of the Library's collections. 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 collections. This position is a key member of the Library's planning and management groups.

    As lead for the integrated Content and Discovery team, the Associate Director manages technical and access services for the Library and provides guidance and coaching for the 5-person unit. They also are primarily responsible for selecting, negotiating, and licensing the Library's electronic resources. They collaborate with other libraries at both Duke University and the Triangle Research Libraries Network to evaluate shared contracts, consortial deals, and transformative agreements. The Associate Director will work closely with library administration to allocate collection budgets effectively to meet the information needs of the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and other Duke Health patrons.

    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.

    Scholarly Communication

    • Partners with library staff and researchers across campus to engage and inform the university community about issues in scholarly communication.
    • Evaluates alternative publishing models, such as transformative agreements, in the context of both budgetary considerations and open science initiatives.
    • Provides expertise and consultation to faculty, staff, and students on issues in scholarly communication, including open access publishing, copyright, and open science initiatives.
    • Monitors trends and develops expertise in publishing and pricing models and developments in scholarly communication.

    Administrative and General Operations

    • Leads integrated unit comprising technical and access services; provides direction and oversight related to departmental policies and functions.
    • Supervises two managers within the Content and Discovery unit: the Content and Discovery Specialist 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.
    • Collects and communicates departmental and collection data for annual reporting to institution and member associations.
    • Answers queries from patrons and staff regarding the Library's serials collections, and access issues for electronic resources.

    Other Duties

    • Coordinates the Library's disaster recovery plan with 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 $ Archives externally on committees and task forces.
    • Serves as library's representative on Duke and TRLN committees related to serials and collection development.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education/Experience

    Required

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

    Preferred

    • Work experience in a health sciences information environment.
    • Management training.

    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.
    • 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. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is available. Duke University offers excellent benefit packages, vacation and sick leave, and support for professional development.

    DATE

    Available immediately. This position will be expected to work on-site at least 3 days per week.

    TO APPLY

    Review of applications will begin May 16th and will continue until the position is filled. 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 University Medical Center Library & Archives.

    Questions

    If you have questions about the position, please email Victor Gordon

    Duke University and Duke University Health System require all students, faculty and staff to receive the COVID-19 and influenza vaccines. After you have officially accepted a position at Duke, you may request a religious or medical accommodation.

  • Research & Education Librarian and Lead for Research Impact

    POSITION: Research & Education Librarian and Lead for Research Impact
    DATE: April 2022
    REPORTS TO: Associate Director for Research and Education

    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.

    DESCRIPTION

    The Research & Education Librarian and Lead for Research Impact 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, this position plays a key role in developing and delivering specialized support to the biomedical research community, including serving as lead on the Library's research impact and publication tracking services.

    As Lead for Research Impact, this position focuses on research impact and scholarly communications initiatives, such as the NIH Public Access Policy and institutional publication tracking. This role will also provide input and support for the library's growing data management planning and data sharing services. As part of the Research & Education team, the Lead for Research Impact also collaborates with other Research & Education librarians and Duke Health patrons on health sciences information services such as reference and systematic reviews.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Research Impact and Publication Analysis - 25%

    • Leads Library's bibliometric and research impact service.
    • Produces regular and special reports using Duke publication data via Elements and citation databases for departmental evaluation and communication and for certain institutional grants.
    • Analyzes and creates reports and visualizations of publication patterns, including co-authorship and author metrics for research and special projects.
    • Develops and communicates best practices for maintaining scholarly profiles and publication data to faculty, staff, and departmental units.
    • Provides guidance to researchers and departments on the appropriate use of citation metrics, such as impact factor, h-index, and altmetrics.
    • Consults with researchers and other campus units on bibliometric methods and tools, including VIVO, Elements, and data visualization software such as VOSviewer and Tableau.

    Liaison Services - 20%

    • Serves as liaison to research units within the School of Medicine.
    • Partners with campus research offices on initiatives related to library research and scholarly communication.
    • Provides research lifecycle support to faculty, students, and staff in the biomedical sciences.
    • Partners with Data Management Lead to offer consulting and training on data management planning.
    • 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 information about researcher priorities and initiatives to the Library.

    Compliance for NIH Public Access Policy - 10%

    • Works with faculty and staff to monitor and support compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.
    • Runs reports and provides individual guidance to faculty and staff to assist compliance with the policy.
    • Creates educational materials and teaches classes on open science policies and related tools such as SciENcv.
    • Works with colleagues across campus to promote open access and open science initiatives.

    Research and Education Services - 25%

    • Consults with researchers and departments and teaches on topics related to scholarly communication including bibliometrics and research impact, publication tracking and compliance with open science and other funder mandates.
    • Specializes and provides support in information management resources, such as PubMed and EndNote.
    • Contributes to systematic reviews and other advanced literature searching initiatives.
    • Provides reference and information services via phone, email, chat, and Web conferencing.

    Project Management and Library Operations - 20%

    • Works with the research community and other Duke Health departments on research and information projects.
    • Provides leadership by coordinating Medical Center Library & Archives 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.
    • Represents the Library on campus committees and task forces and in professional library associations, consortiums, and networks.
    • Provides backup for other Library service units.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education/Experience

    Required

    • Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of other education and experience. Individuals graduating by August 2022 will be considered.
    • Knowledge of library instruction and education services, information and reference services, in-depth database searching strategies, and project management.
    • Experience with citation metrics, research impact analysis, or publication tracking.

    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 comprehensive literature searches such as systematic reviews.
    • Experience with data management planning, data services, or data visualization.

    Note: We are committed to investing in professional development and growth for the successful candidate so that they may further their existing 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 or 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, Elements, and VOSviewer.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    Salary for this position is competitive and based on experience and education. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is available. Duke University offers excellent benefit packages, vacation and sick leave, and support for professional development.

    DATE

    Available immediately. This position will be expected to work on-site at least 3 days per week.

    TO APPLY

    Review of applications will begin May 16th and will continue until the position is filled. 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 University Medical Center Library & Archives.

    Questions

    If you have questions about the position, please email Victor Gordon.

    Duke University and Duke University Health System require all students, faculty and staff to receive the COVID-19 and influenza vaccines. After you have officially accepted a position at Duke, you may request a religious or medical accommodation.

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

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas - an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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.

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.