DATE ENTERED: February 24, 2023
POSITION: Social Sciences Liaison Librarian (FP573A)
LOCATION: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
APPLY BY:  Application review will begin March 24, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Social Sciences Liaison Librarian (FP573A)
University Libraries
Old Dominion University

The Social Sciences Liaison Librarian develops and delivers library and research support to faculty, students, administrators, staff, and others in the subject areas of history, sociology, criminal justice, law, Women’s Studies, political science, international studies, geography, and government documents, including research assistance, instruction, and collection development activities. The Liaison Librarian serves as the primary contact person between the Libraries and departments, programs, and research centers in the social sciences departments of the College of Arts and Letters.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or Master’s degree in Library and Information science, or the international equivalents.
2. Basic knowledge of the information and research needs of assigned disciplines and an understanding of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing and communication
3. Considerable demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
4. Considerable demonstrated analytical skills including independent problem solving and critical thinking
5. Considerable demonstrated ability and willingness to work collaboratively with others to address complex questions and devise solutions
6. Considerable demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a demanding and rapidly changing service-oriented environment
7. Basic ability to cultivate collaborative relationships with teaching faculty in assigned disciplines
8. Basic ability to facilitate access to appropriate information resources by building local collections for the social sciences disciplines in the College of Arts & Letters.
9. Considerable experience using technologies commonly used in library and office operations
10. Basic library experience supporting social sciences.
11. Basic prior work experience collaboratively building services and developing solutions with students and teaching faculty in assigned disciplines
12. Basic experience teaching, training, or providing educational presentations

Preferred Qualifications:
• Graduate or undergraduate coursework or degree in the social sciences or in social sciences librarianship
• Some training in the use of U.S. Government Publications or the Federal Depository Library Program
• Considerable demonstrated understanding of current issues in academic communication and publishing
• Considerable experience teaching in a library environment, including planning and evaluating
• instruction to gauge effectiveness.
• Considerable experience utilizing and maintaining documents acquired through the Federal Depository Library Program
• Basic prior work experience identifying, and meeting research needs of library users
• Some prior work experience in social sciences librarianship within higher education.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit materials at and include a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for 3 professional references, preferably current and former supervisors. Interested applicants may also contact the Search Committee Chair, Dorothy Lockaby ([email protected]) for more information. Application review will begin March 24, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.