Librarian job posting Duke University


Duke University Libraries seeks an engaged and knowledgeable librarian for African and African American Studies. Reporting to the Head of International and Area Studies, the librarian serves as the subject liaison to the African and African American Studies department and supports the research and teaching of scholars in numerous departments and programs across the campus.   The ideal candidate should possess an understanding of research and teaching in African and/or African American Studies and should be familiar with digital projects and data and information literacy initiatives.  He/she will provide individual research assistance and outreach to students, faculty and the broader academic community, and will develop multi-disciplinary collections on sub-Saharan Africa and African American Studies.  She/he provides advanced reference and bibliographic assistance, and will be expected to develop online services and resources, including research guides and digital collections.  We welcome candidates with a strong interest in a range of activities in digital scholarship.  The position is in a highly collaborative and innovative department of ten librarians who partner with members of the Duke community to support pioneering research and teaching.

Interdisciplinary, cultural studies-inflected research and teaching activities which synthesize social science and humanities methodologies have informed the development of Duke University Libraries’ African and African American Studies collections over the past twenty-five years. Expanded academic interest in the region across academic disciplines has guided thematically broad collecting in humanities and social science fields, not just of printed materials, but also of films, online resources, and historical source materials.

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