Position Details

Research & Electronic Resources Librarian

VIRGINIA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (www.vwu.edu) invites applications for the position of Research & Electronic Resources with primary responsibilities for electronic resources management, acquisitions and collection management, and research and information literacy instruction. 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 degree in library or information science is required. Candidates should demonstrate experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage the library’s collection of electronic resources, including ebooks, journal databases, and streaming video services.
  • Maintain the technical aspects of library resources, including the ILS and Discovery Service (OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services and WorldCat Discovery) and proxy services (EZproxy, hosted by OCLC).
  • Manage all acquisitions processes and collection management activities.
  • Design and deliver library instruction.
  • Serve as liaison to academic programs in one of the university’s four academic schools.
  • Provide assistance to students, faculty, and staff in the use of library resources.
  • Participate in developing the library collection to meet the needs of the curriculum and coordinate collection development activities.


  • MLS/MIS from an ALA-accredited program.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in cataloguing and electronic resource management.
  • Experience with resource description principles, metadata standards, and cataloguing tools and resources is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Relationship-building skills.
  • Academic library experience is preferred.


Interested candidates may apply by submitting a resume via email to: employment@vwu.edu.

About Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University is Coastal Virginia's premier university of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach, the University annually enrolls approximately 1,600 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs. Undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Social Work with 42 majors, 32 minors, and 19 pre-professional tracks. Graduate degrees include a Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Education. Students thrive in average class sizes of 14 and through the University's experiential learning, high-impact leadership, and career-development programs. An inclusive community dedicated to scholarship and service grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, Virginia Wesleyan University inspires students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia's dynamic metropolitan region, the nation, and the world.


Virginia Wesleyan is a university with a coastal edge. Located in Virginia Beach, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay, our region is proud of its vibrant city life, sandy beaches, and rich history. Learn more at visitvirginiabeach.com/explore.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

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 and expression, the presence of non-job-related medical disability, or any other legally protected status.