DATE ENTERED: April 25, 2019
POSITION: Head, Liaison Services
LOCATION: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
APPLY BY: Screening of applicants will begin May 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Head, Liaison Services: Reporting to the University Librarian, the Head, Liaison Services is responsible for leadership of the Liaison Services Department and management of personnel, operations, and services in the department. Services include, but are not limited to, reference and research, collection development, instruction, and engagement with faculty. As a member of the Libraries Management Team, the incumbent works collaboratively to achieve the strategic goals of the University Libraries (comprised of the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, the F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room, and the Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library).

Required: ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree, or international equivalent; progressively responsible administrative and management experience in an academic or other library of comparable size; experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or research library environment; demonstrated record of success managing and overseeing complex projects;  experience planning, supporting, and evaluating technologies and their utilization for advancing research, teaching, and/or scholarship; evidence of user-centered vision, creativity, and innovation; demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities; capacity to thrive in an environment of change and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities; excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills including the ability to present complex technical information to a generalist audience; demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service in all media and environments; initiative.

Preferred: Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library; experience collaborating with faculty, students, and other campus stakeholders; knowledge of current technologies and their applications in a research and educational environment; demonstrated ability to analyze user needs, develop solutions, and assess results library.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $70,000, commensurate with education and experience. Excellent benefits package.

Recognized as one of Virginia's premier research libraries, Old Dominion University Libraries are essential partners in teaching, research, and scholarly communication through expert, flexible, and entrepreneurial staff, access to information resources, and spaces that encourage reflection, exploration, and interaction. As collaborative leaders in the facilitation of information discovery, creativity, and innovation, the Libraries empower the ODU community to provide solutions to complex, real world problems.

Old Dominion University is a metropolitan state-supported institution with a diverse enrollment of more than 24,000, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University. ODU is Virginia's forward-focused research university with rigorous academics, an energetic residential community, entrepreneurial research and collaboration, and initiatives that contribute nearly $2.6 billion annually to Virginia's economy.  More than 120 undergraduate and 130 graduate programs at the master's, education specialist, and doctoral levels and a wealth of certificate and professional development programs are offered.

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Screening of applicants will begin May 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

CONTACT:  A complete application will contain a cover letter addressing position requirements, resume and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references.  Submit applications to

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.