Resident Librarian for Resource Description - Duke University Library


Description: The Resident Librarian for Resource Description works collaboratively with the Original Cataloging Team and with other library colleagues to assist in the creation, management, and configuration of DUL metadata for description. The Resident Librarian will gain experience in applying international cataloging standards to resources in multiple formats and across all subjects in a way that promotes inclusive and effective access, with a focus on a language or languages from the following collecting areas— Middle Eastern (e.g., Arabic, Persian, Turkish), East Asian (Chinese, Korean), Central/South/Southeast Asian languages (e.g., Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, Sanskrit, Uzbek, Kazakh), or Slavic languages (e.g., Russian, Ukrainian). The resident will gain experience working collaboratively on projects and utilizing open-source tools that support better discovery of library resources.

Qualification: Applicants should have recently completed requirements for a Master’s Degree from an ALA‐accredited institution, no later than June 2023; demonstrated interest in librarianship; advanced linguistic and cultural proficiency in a focus language; willingness to build expertise in use and application of international standards for the description.

Salary: $60,000