DATE ENTERED: March 5, 2023
POSITION: Research & Instruction Librarian
LOCATION: Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, VA
APPLY BY:  A review of applications will begin March 27 and continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Wesleyan University

Research & Instruction Librarian

VIRGINIA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY ( invites applications for the position of Research & Instruction Librarian with primary responsibilities for research and information literacy instruction and managing the library’s outreach, marketing, and assessment efforts. This position is a full-time, 12-month exempt position with faculty status reporting directly to the Head Librarian of the Hofheimer Library. An ALA-accredited Master’s in library or information science is required. Candidates should demonstrate experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. The start date is July 1, 2023.

Essential Duties:

  • Design and deliver library instruction.
  • Coordinate instruction program initiatives.
  • Provide assistance to students, faculty, and staff in the use of library resources.
  • Manage library programming, marketing, and assessment of the user experience.
  • Serve as liaison to academic programs in the Susan S. Goode School of Arts & Humanities.
  • Participate in developing the library collection to meet the needs of the curriculum.


  • MLS/MIS from an ALA-accredited program.
  • 1-3 years experience in library instruction, research assistance, library marketing, and assessment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Relationship-building skills.
  • Academic library experience is preferred.

Virginia Wesleyan is Coastal Virginia’s Premier University of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, offering both graduate (MBA, MEd, MAEd, Master of Arts in Human Services and a Master of Environmental Studies) 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. 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 professional references to Ms. Regina Barletta, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected]. A review of applications will begin March 27 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to Stephen G. Leist, Head Librarian of Hofheimer Library at [email protected]

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.