Technical Services Librarian
VIRGINIA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (www.vwu.edu) invites applications for the Technical Services Librarian with primary responsibilities for managing the library’s electronic resources and Digital Collections. This position is a full-time, 12-month exempt position with faculty status reporting directly to the Director of Hofheimer Library. An ALA-accredited Master’s in library or information science is required. Candidates should demonstrate experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. A review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
“Virginia Wesleyan is Coastal Virginia’s Premier University of the Liberal Arts and Sciences,” offering both graduate (MBA, MAEd) and undergraduate programs in a traditional on- campus setting and online. VWU offers 35 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and seven pre-professional programs. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located on a 300-acre wooded campus in Virginia Beach, the University enrolls approximately 1,600 students.
Hofheimer Library is a highly collaborative, innovative, caring and inclusive environment that demands collegiality, flexibility and adaptability. The Technical Services librarian manages all of the library’s electronic resources and the discovery system and also oversees acquisitions and cataloging of library materials. In addition, this position oversees the development and preservation of the library’s Digital Collections and coordinates the preservation of the physical collections. Previous experience with managing electronic resources is strongly preferred. Experience with metadata schema and Omeka or other web-publishing platforms is highly desirable, as is cataloging experience. Librarians contribute to library-wide planning, goal-setting and assessment efforts; teach technology workshops for faculty; staff outreach and orientation events on behalf of the library; and participate in collection development. The salary is competitive, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.
Applicants should submit, electronically (as a single PDF), a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Ms. Karla Rasmussen, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com. A review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to Ms. Sue Erickson, Director of Hofheimer Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of skills, experience, and qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or the presence of non-job-related medical disability or any other legally protected status.