JOB POSTING: Librarian for Film, Video, and Digital Media, Duke

sara seten berghausen (
Tue, 19 Nov 2002 14:38:59 -0800 (PST)

Hello all,

Please forward freely.... This position is an updated version of the interim position I have right now, previously held by Jane Agee. It's a great job and Duke is a wonderful place to work--please do consider applying! The position description is pasted below, and can also be viewed
at <>.

All best,

Librarian for Film, Video, and Digital Media
Lilly Library
Duke University

The Librarian for Film, Video, and Digital Media has primary responsibility
for developing and managing an interdisciplinary collection in multiple formats. The Librarian serves as the primary liaison to Duke University?s Film and Video Program and provides specialized user services for these collections in the library system. The Librarian is a critical participant
in the Perkins Library System?s instruction program and a contributor to a variety of other library initiatives. Reports to the Head of Lilly Library, located on Duke?s East Campus, which houses the film and video collection.

Has primary responsibility for the selection and purchase of film/video/digital multimedia in all subjects for the general collection, as well as print materials in support of film studies; coordinates decision-making with other resource specialists, especially those in International and Area Studies, and with the Visual Materials Archivist in the Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library.
Initiates and maintains close working relationships with faculty in the
Film and Video Program and other campus departments and programs in order to anticipate and fulfill film/video/digital multimedia needs for research and curricular support; promotes and publicizes the collection and related user services.
Provides instruction and specialized research assistance in film studies; develops Web pages and filmographies as well as policies for collection use.
Manages the film and video studies collection, including digital versions of films and appropriate visual resources; identifies preservation needs.
Manages funds in support of film/video/digital multimedia acquisitions;
works with vendors and independent filmmakers to develop Duke?s collections.
Maintains awareness of issues and recent developments in relevant areas, including intellectual property rights, technology (Web streaming, digital video, etc.), and emerging digital multimedia formats.
Collaborates with library staff across campus, including the Public Services Librarian in the Music Library, Information Technology Services, and the Center for Instructional Technology, to develop and deliver system-wide multimedia services and content.
Supervises the Audio-Visual Specialist who is responsible for video reserves and reservations, maintaining viewing equipment, and managing reshelving and other maintenance activities; also supervises a student assistant.
Participates in all public service activities in the Lilly Library, including reference and the First-Year Instruction Program.
Participates in library committees as well as cooperative programs of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN).
Represents the library in regional, national, and international organizations.

Required: master?s degree in library science or advanced degree in film studies or other relevant field; at least three years of experience in a library setting, preferably in the area of film and video collection development; demonstrated commitment to public service and instruction and willingness to participate actively in branch library activities; experience working closely with faculty; knowledge of copyright law as it pertains to audio-visual materials, particularly as it applies to changing technologies. Must be flexible and a self-starter, possess strong teaching
skills, demonstrate excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to work both independently and as an enthusiastic participant in a highly collaborative, service-oriented
environment. Highly desirable: knowledge of technical and equipment issues; Web authoring experience; supervisory experience.

Salary and Benefits
Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience; minimums are $35,800 for Assistant Librarian; $38,300 for Senior Assistant Librarian; $41,650 for Associate Librarian; $47,750 for Librarian. 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.

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 library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort; and the independently administered libraries of the professional schools: Business, 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.

Send cover letter, detailed resume, and the 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. 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.

Sara Seten Berghausen
Librarian for Literature & Theater Studies, Interim Film/Video Librarian

Reference Department, 113 Perkins Library, Box 90175
919-660-5881, Fax 919-684-2855
108 Lilly Library, Box 90725
919-660-5886, Fax 919-660-5999
Duke University Libraries
Durham, NC 27708