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Science Reference Services Librarian, Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA

SCIENCE REFERENCE SERVICES LIBRARIAN: The person in this position is responsible for providing information, reference and research assistance; selecting and evaluating library collections in assigned subject areas; developing and delivering instructional programs; implementing library outreach; participating in library-wide planning and development; and contributing to the library profession.




  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Initiative, flexibility, creativity, productivity and the ability to work effectively with users and colleagues
  • Evidence of effective communication, public speaking, teaching, writing and analytical skills
  • Well-developed time management and organizational skills
  • Strong technology skills and experience with web-based communication and social media tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital production tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Audacity, Camtasia)
  • Extensive knowledge of academic electronic information resources
  • Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of skill enhancement, scholarship, and professional development
  • Experience providing reference services
  • Teaching experience, including experience in instructional design
  • Evidence of initiative and innovation in delivering library services


  • Experience or coursework in the sciences
  • Experience as a project manager


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $49,000.  Excellent benefits package.


Old Dominion University is a metropolitan state-supported institution with enrollment of 24,400, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University.  The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA.  Position announcement and description are available at  For campus information, check


Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.


CONTACT: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references to: Nicole Justice, Search Committee for Science Reference Services Librarian, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0256 [email protected], (757) 683-4141.