The Libraries Assembly (LA) is an organization for staff across all the libraries at Duke University.  It offers connections with co-workers, information about Duke and its libraries, partnerships for advocacy, and ongoing professional development opportunities such as speakers, panels, and workshops.

It is the mission of the Libraries Assembly to:

  • Promote excellence in library and information professions and participation in these professions at large
  • Advocate for and promote the interests of library staff within the libraries and in university affairs
  • Foster a collegial environment among the staff of the various libraries
  • Make recommendations to the administrations of the libraries concerning matters of interest to the membership
  • Welcome and mentor new members

Membership within the Libraries Assembly is open to all interested library employees, including staff in the professional library schools (Divinity, Ford, Goodson Law, Medical), part-time staff, and term appointment employees. Membership is also open to any staff who are enrolled in an advanced MLS or MLIS degree program, or in a graduate program in a related field such as archives or public history.

Staff in a “Professional Librarian” position as defined by Duke University are automatically added as members at time of hire; other staff may join any time by completing the signup form below.

Members are also added to the LA listserv, a low-traffic communication tool.

To Join: Please complete this form on the LA website to join Libraries Assembly!

To Get Involved: To join committees or other groups in the Libraries Assembly, here is a link to opportunities!

Talk to Us! Here is a handy link for general feedback. We’d love to hear from you, our colleagues!

Learn More!  This website is a great place to start.  Official Libraries Assembly documentation is currently available in Duke Box only to Libraries Assembly leadership; as of winter 2021, we are in the process of developing a secure site for all members.  Please contact any LA Executive Committee member with questions or requests for information, or use this handy form!