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JOB POSTING: Collection Analysis Librarian, Duke University Libraries

  • 1.  JOB POSTING: Collection Analysis Librarian, Duke University Libraries

    Posted Jul 26, 2022 02:32 PM

    Duke University Libraries is seeking a Collection Analysis Librarian.

    Please join us to learn more about the position and ask questions.  We are offering an information session over Zoom where we will share more information about the university, our library, and this position. No registration is needed - just click the link at the listed date and time.  This is in Eastern Standard Time. Participants can login as anonymous, attendee names only seen by panelists. 

    Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 2:00pm EST at  

    About us:

    The Duke University Libraries are the center of intellectual life at Duke, one of the most highly ranked private universities in the nation. The William R. Perkins Library, Bostock Library, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and von der Heyden Pavilion comprise the university's main library complex, which is joined on East Campus by the Lilly and Music Libraries, and by the Pearse Memorial Library at the Duke Marine Lab. Together with the separately administered libraries serving the schools of Business, Divinity, Law, and Medicine, they comprise one of the country's top 10 private research library systems. Consistently recognized as a great place to work, we value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and background, and we strive to provide an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment with equitable support for all people. 

    As Collection Analysis Librarian you will: 

    Collaborate with colleagues from across the Libraries to support strategic goals. You will collect and analyze data on the Libraries collections, from multiple sources and for multiple uses. You will coordinate, compile, and document essential information related to collection development and collections budgets. 

    You will love this role if you are: 

    • Excited by solving puzzles and willing to explore multiple paths to a solution 
    • Comfortable with integrating detailed quantitative and qualitative information  
    • Looking for a mix of independent and collaborative work 
    • Interested in library collections, their role in academic research and teaching, and their impact on scholarship 
    • Ready to discuss and pursue multiple dimensions of diversity in library collections 

    You will thrive in this role with these skills and abilities: 

    • Excellent analytical and communication skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively, strong attention to detail 
    • Demonstrated understanding of major principles and issues in research library collection development and management 
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel 
    • Any combination of additional experience with relevant concepts and software, for example: data analysis and visualization, library data/metadata standards, integrated library systems, financial accounting, project management, or others 
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through tangible outcomes in work history or education 
    • Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program or other relevant advanced degree 

    Working Conditions 

    • Normal office environment 
    • Occasionally works in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible 

    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. This description is subject to change at any time. 

    Salary and Benefits 

    Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience; however, the anticipated range is $55,000-$60,000. Comprehensive benefits package includes 20 days vacation, 14 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability, and life insurance and support for professional development and training. 


    More about Duke and Durham: 

    Located halfway between the Great Smoky Mountains and the beaches of the Atlantic, Durham is home to hundreds of restaurants, more than 40 annual festivals, Duke and North Carolina Central universities, art and science museums, world-class medical facilities, and a rapidly growing, richly diverse population. One of three cities that make up North Carolina's Research Triangle, Durham is known as a vibrant hub for innovation and technology, as well as an incubator of many successful start-ups. It is consistently ranked among the best places to live, do business, and retire. Learn more at 

    Duke University consistently ranks among the best employers in the country. Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: 


    To see the full position description and apply, please go to:  

    Heather Martin
    Librarian for African and African American Studies
    Duke University Libraries