Data Support & Public Services Librarian - Job Opening

Title: Data Support & Public Services Librarian
Classification: Professional Library Staff - 40 hrs/wk, on-site*
Unit/Department: The Ford Library, The Fuqua School of Business
Supervisor: Library Director
* Initial 6 months on-site is required - hybrid schedule options considered after 6 months.

Please review the updated Duke University Conditions of Employment *before* applying.

» Duke University Conditions of Employment

  • Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful clearance of a criminal background check.
  • Duke University has a policy whereby all newly hired or transferring employees have an orientation/evaluation period of 90 days from the date of hire.


The Data Support and Public Services Librarian provides support, instruction for, and assistance using Ford Library’s data assets both internally and externally to library staff, student and faculty researchers, and other members of the communities at the Fuqua School of Business and Duke University. The Data Support and Public Services Librarian also serves on the Ford Library Data Services and Reference Teams and assists with the deployment, curation, management, and promotion of the Library’s data assets.

In their public services role, the Data Support and Public Services Librarian directly assists members of the Fuqua and Duke communities as a member of the Library Reference Team with the discovery of, access to, and use of library data assets.

Specific Responsibilities

Provides internal support for library data assets – serves as a member of the Ford Library’s Data Services Team. (50%)


Provides external support for library data assets – serves as a member of the Library Reference Team to assist users with the discovery of, access to, and use of library data assets. (40%)


Other relevant duties as assigned (10%)

As part of Team Fuqua, and a member of a small, but highly effective team of library and information professionals, any member of the Ford Library staff may be called upon by the Director or their supervisor from time-to-time to perform duties outside the scope of the responsibilities in their specific job descriptions.

Required & Preferred Qualifications


Master's degree (MLS, MSLS, or MSIS) from an ALA-accredited library or information science program.

Required Experience
Preferred Experience
Salary & Benefits

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 20 days’ accrued vacation, 12 days accrued sick leave, and 14 holidays; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training. Complete details on Duke benefits can be found at:

The statements above 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.

How To Apply

Step 1: You must complete the online application process at the AcademicJobsOnline website. Apply here!

Step 2: You should also submit a cover letter, salary requirements, and a resume as email attachments to Data Support Librarian Search Committee with the subject line - Data Support & Public Services Librarian Position.

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