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Created: December 4, 2012


Working under the supervision of the Senior Processing Archivist and the Curator of the Archive of Documentary Arts, the intern will process, describe, and promote the Barbaralee Diamonstein- Spielvogel Collection, with a particular focus on assisting with the description and digital preservation of audiovisual materials. In addition, the intern will assist with programming events related to the opening of thecollection, and other administrative tasks related to
the processing of the collection.

# Performs processing and description of the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Collection, with particular focus on facilitating the digital preservation of audiovisual materials in the collection, including inventorying, working with internal and external vendors to digitize materials, quality controlling the resulting files, updating the collection#s finding aid, and adding content to the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Video Archive
# Assists with event programming and public relations related to the opening of the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Collection
# Assists with outreach efforts and web content creation related to the collection
# Assists with research services and responds to reference inquiries related to the collection

Supervisory Responsibilities
# None

It is the expectation that all Duke University Library staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.

Education Required:
Enrollment in a graduate program in documentary arts, visual arts, public policy, public history, political science, or information and library science with a minimum of nine credit hours completed. Recent graduates are welcome to apply.

Experience Required:
Knowledge of and interest in contemporary cultural and political affairs, including a knowledge of art,architecture, photography and/or public policy; the ability to work independently and efficiently after initial training; excellent communication skills; ability to work well with other staff members; interest in working with primary source materials; strong analytical, organizational, and writing skills; respect for privacy and confidentiality, and attention to the security of the materials.

Familiarity with audio visual and moving image materials; experience with archival processing; familiarity with MARC and EAD; working knowledge of computer-based technology in libraries, including the use of an integrated library system; and a working knowledge of principles for description of manuscript collections, such as DACS.

Working Conditions
# Must be able to lift 40 pounds and unpack, shelve and shiftlarge quantities of library materials
# Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to dust and mold is possible
# Frequent bending, crouching, stooping
# Normal office environment

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Hiring Rate
$15.50 per hour. The position is not eligible for University fringe benefits or moving, housing, or relocation expenses.

The internship is a temporary, part-time position available fifteen-nineteen hours per week between December 2012 and June 2013.

Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, Lilly, and Music and the library at the Duke
Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke#s library holdings of 6.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted at: Refer to requisition 400671724 .

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Perkins Library System has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.
Minimum Qualifications

Work requires current enrollment in an ALA accredited Master of Library Science program and completion of one semester's work which should include basic courses in reference and technical services.


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