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Req ID: 10908

Date: Oct 29, 2019


Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area: UNIVERSITY

Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of Americas leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

LD4P Project Intern

Job Code/Title: 0059/Library Intern

Department: Metadata & Discovery Strategy

Job Level: 56

Supervisor: Metadata Transformation Librarian

Job Family: 03

FTE: .49 (less than 20 hrs)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Date Created/ Reviewed: 9/3/2019

Term: November 2019-June 2020

Position Summary

The LD4P Project Support Intern in the Metadata & Discovery Strategy Department (MADS) will pursue linked-data enhancements to DULs current discovery systems that might yield immediate advantages of linked data for library patrons through such developments as the addition of knowledge panels, authority-based browse, and semantic search. The intern reports to the Metadata Transformation Librarian, but also works closely with the Head, Metadata & Discovery Strategy Department on linked data enabling projects.

A Library Internship is an opportunity to gain work experience under the guidance of a knowledgeable, experienced, and successful librarian. At the core of any internship is a mutually beneficial relationship, providing learning opportunities for the students in their disciplines or majors and bringing needed skills and experience and assistance to the Libraries department. Internships are structured so that the academic/educational experiences are a priority.


* Provide support for Duke University Libraries linked data projects

* Provide support for linked-data enabling projects, such as:

* Retrospective authority workflow

* Authority service integration with Archive Space

* Evaluation of BIBFRAME editing software

* Ongoing authority service improvement

* Monitor LD4P project portals and appropriate meetings; provide synopsis and task-lists for Duke Core Group

* Provide support for current procedural documentation management

* Provide documentation support for library staff as they define and develop new workflow models, procedures, and policies

* Performs other duties as assigned

The Intern may also

* Support MADS TS workflow and process initiatives

* Work collaboratively to continually evaluate and respond to internal and external customer needs

Supervisory Responsibilities

* None


It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries 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.


Required: BA/BS and current enrollment in a relevant graduate-level program.EXPERIENCE:


* Demonstrated experience in documentation management (i.e.: Data capturing, archiving policies, use of Confluence, process recording software)

* Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility, as well as willingness to adjust to job duties as changes in technology and user needs dictate

* Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

* Demonstrated project management experience, great attention to detail, excellent time-management skills, and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in an evolving environment

* Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, stakeholders, and community members


* Knowledge of Confluence document management tool

* Knowledge of current trends, technologies, and practices in linked data

* Experience with, or interest in learning, at least one high-level programming or scripting language e.g., PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, or C/C++

Working Conditions

* Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible

* 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

$16.50 per hour. The position is not eligible for University fringe benefits or moving, housing, or relocation expenses.


This internship is a temporary, part-time position available for up to 19 hours per week from November 2019-June 2020 with the possibility of extension. Hours are flexible within a M-F, 8:30-5:00 work week (some evening, weekend, and holiday hours may be required), but interns are expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule.


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 universitys intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Lilly, and Music and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Dukes library holdings of 6.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. We believe that when we understand, celebrate, and tap into our uniqueness to creatively solve problems and address shared goals, our possibilities are limitless. Duke University Libraries value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and background and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.

Dukes 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 references should be submitted at: ************************** Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.

Minimum Qualifications


Applicants must have completed a bachelors degree and must currently be enrolled in or a graduate from an accredited advanced degree program.



Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individuals 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.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Nearest Major Market: Durham

Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh
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