Job Posting: Associate Director for Content and Discovery at Duke Medical Center Library

The Medical Center Library & Archives is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages applications from candidates of all races, genders, ages, ethnicities, cultural heritage or nationalities; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientations or gender identities; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability statuses.

Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives is seeking applications for an innovative, collaborative, and knowledgeable librarian with a broad vision of collections and their role in scholarly communication in the health sciences. This leadership position administers all aspects of the Library’s collections. The Associate Director for Content and Discovery is responsible for selecting, de-selecting, purchasing, licensing, and ensuring intuitive access to the Library’s electronic and print collections. This position is a key member of the Library’s planning and management groups.

As lead for the integrated Content and Discovery team, the Associate Director manages technical and access services for the Library and provides guidance and coaching for the 5-person unit. They also are primarily responsible for selecting, negotiating, and licensing the Library’s electronic resources. They collaborate with other libraries at both Duke University and the Triangle Research Libraries Network to evaluate shared contracts, consortial deals, and transformative agreements. The Associate Director will work closely with library administration to allocate collection budgets effectively to meet the information needs of the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and other Duke Health patrons.

The individual in this position joins a responsive, customer service-oriented 5-person department that provides patron support at the library service desk, e-resource troubleshooting, interlibrary loan, print circulation, and strong electronic collections for research, education, and patient care. We value diversity, collaboration, and creativity. We offer generous professional development and support opportunities to grow existing skills.

The Medical Center Library & Archives is a well-respected and integral component of biomedical research, quality health professions education, and patient care delivery. Our mission is to provide biomedical information for inquiry, discovery, and innovation. Duke University consistently ranks among the top health professions schools, top recipients of NIH funding, and top hospitals.

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Salary for this position is competitive and based on experience and education. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is available. We welcome individuals with 5 or more years of experience for this role. Duke University offers excellent benefit packages, vacation and sick leave, and support for professional development. Please see:


Available immediately. This position will be expected to work on-site at least 3 days per week.


Review of applications will begin May 23rd will continue until the position is filled.

Please send cover letter(s), CV, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references via email to:

Victor Gordon, Associate Director for Administration,


If you have questions about the position, please email

Duke is committed to building an inclusive and diverse university community. Every student, faculty, and staff member – whatever their race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage or nationality; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientation or gender identity; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability status – has the right to inclusion, respect, agency and voice in the Duke community. Further, all members of the University community have a responsibility to uphold these values and actively foster full participation in university life.


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