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[BKARTS] Temporary position at Duke - Collection Assessment Librarian



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Collection Assessment Librarian (Temporary Position)
Duke University Libraries

The Preservation Department of the Duke University Libraries seeks an
energetic and creative librarian for a one-year project to assess the
condition of both the general and special collections of Perkins Library.
Under the guidance of the Preservation Officer, the Collection Assessment
Librarian will develop and conduct a survey assessing the condition of
printed volumes, audiotapes, and videotapes in the general and special
collections; draft the final report summarizing the results; and present
that report to appropriate groups within the library.  Information
generated through the assessment project will support development of
preservation priorities. This position offers an excellent opportunity to
provide significant support for Preservation Department planning, to
represent the Department in meetings with resource specialists throughout
the Perkins Library System, and to help identify potential preservation
projects.

Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Preservation Officer, the Collection Assessment
Librarian will:   design a collection assessment survey;   develop a
statistically valid random sample of books and periodicals;   conduct a
survey of the collections in the Perkins Library general
    collections and the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections
    Library;
  consult with resource specialists for additional insights into
    preservation projects or priorities;
  draft the report describing the results of the project and estimating
    the resources required to respond to the recommendations;
  as time permits, participate in other projects assigned by the
    Preservation Officer.

Qualifications
Required:  master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited
program; demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and carry out long-term
projects; excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication
skills; ability to work independently and in a highly collaborative
service-oriented environment.Desirable:  knowledge of library preservation
and condition assessment methodology.

Salary and Benefits
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; $34,800 minimum.
Comprehensive benefits package includes 20 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12
days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance; retirement
plan options; educational assistance and tuition grants.

Environment
The libraries of Duke University consist of the William R. Perkins Library
and its five branches on campus:  Biological and Environmental Sciences,
Chemistry, Engineering and Math-Physics, Lilly, and Music; the Pearse
Memorial Library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort; and the
independently administered libraries of the professional schools:
Business (Fuqua), Divinity, Law, and Medicine.  Duke's library holdings of
5.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the
United States.  Duke is a member of the Triangle Research Libraries
Network which promotes collaboration in the areas of information resources
and services, information technology, and human resources among the
libraries of Duke University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel
Hill, North Carolina Central University and North Carolina State
University.

Duke University and Durham are located in the Research Triangle, a region
that encompasses one of the nation's premier concentrations of academic,
corporate, and public research.  The Triangle region is rated among the
most desirable areas in North America to live and work and has been
identified by Money magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live" in the
U.S.

Application
Send cover letter, detailed resume, and names, addresses (mailing and
e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to:  Sharon A.
Sullivan, Director, Personnel Services, Perkins Library, Box 90194, Duke
University, Durham, NC 27708.  Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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.

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