Systems Librarian at Old Dominion University- Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Systems Librarian. The Systems Librarian will play a key role in optimizing enterprise systems, including Alma/Primo, ILLiad, EZproxy, to enable quality user services and efficient workflow.

Old Dominion University and ODU Libraries

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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.


Reporting to the Head of Systems Development, this position is responsible for administering, configuring, troubleshooting, and coordinating the support of the Libraries’ enterprise systems, to include Alma/Primo, ILLiad, EZproxy, and other systems. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues on teams and task forces devoted to accomplishing Libraries and University goals, as well as charting a course for the future. The Libraries support and encourage continuing education, professional development, and contributions to the library profession.



  • ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree; or international equivalent
  • Familiarity with library standards such as EAD, MARC, Dublin Core, OAI-PMH, etc.
  • Experience with managing integrated library systems and discovery services
  • Ability to learn and apply new technologies independently
  • Familiarity with PC and Mac hardware and software
  • Strong technical skills around desktop and mobile devices
  • Excellent  interpersonal , analytical , organizational and communication, and project management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a demanding and rapidly changing service-oriented environment;
  • Initiative.


  • Experience working in academic libraries
  • Experience managing enterprise systems (Alma/Primo preferred)
  • Experience supporting PC and Mac hardware and software
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience as a project manager
  • Experience with scripting languages and using API’s

Salary and Benefits: This is a fulltime, administrative faculty position.  Beginning minimum salary is $50,000, commensurate with experience. Ranked as one of Forbes’ top 200 midsize employers, Old Dominion University offers full-time employees the opportunity to participate in a broad range of programs to meet specific needs, including health insurance programs, short-term disability programs, state retirement plans, employee assistance programs, paid time off, and many more. Full benefits information is available at

APPLICATION: Screening of applicants will begin on August 31, 2017 and continue until position is filled.  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 by clicking on

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  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.

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