Old Dominion University

Job Title

Lecturer of School Librarianship


Department of Library and Information Studies, Darden College of Education


Opening Date: 11/14/2022
Closing Date:  01/07/2023

Job Description

The Library and Information Studies Program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA is inviting applicants for a 12-month School Library Lecturer Position starting July 2023.

The ODU Master of Library and Information Studies is an ALA Accredited degree with the American Library Association. Faculty are committed to growing a program with a national reputation for our commitment to leadership, social justice, and authentic practice. We currently offer students pathways in assessment & evaluation, school librarianship, youth services, and instructional librarianship preparing students for professional positions in libraries, archives and other information spaces. All ODU library courses are 100% online and asynchronous.

We are currently seeking an applicant to teach and contribute to the program with a focus in school librarianship.

Job Duties

  • Teach and develop graduate level, distance-education courses in school librarianship and information studies
  • Organize, coordinate, and supervise students
  • Advise students participating in school librarianship coursework in school librarianship, practica, and state licensure requirements
  • Assist with CAEP/ALA/AASL program assessment
  • Assist with recruitment, program growth, and placements by developing and maintaining relationships within the library community, including employers in libraries, school divisions, and other related institutions. This position is expected to engage in such a way in service to the department, college, university, profession, and nation. 


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Masters of Library & Information Science
  • 5+ years K-12 school library teaching experience or equivalent
  • Knowledge of methods and strategies of instruction in school libraries
  • Knowledge of National school library standards for preparation and use in a a K-12 setting
  • Ability to teach and assess best practice in a school library setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Library & Information Science (school librarianship), Education, or similar field of study
  • Experience with effective and innovative online, asynchronous graduate-level instruction
  • Experience supervising practicum/student teaching
  • A record of service and leadership in the library profession
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity

Supplemental Information

The Darden College of Education Mission

The Darden College of Education is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and service. Within the context of a diverse student body and faculty, the college strives to achieve its goals of excellence by meeting the educational needs of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and world. The College excels through the achievement of national and international prominence in the disciplines of the college and through the preparation of outstanding educators, leaders and professionals. The mission of the Darden College of Education is to prepare distinguished professionals who become leaders in their fields.

The Darden College of Education and Professional Studies is proud to support a diverse and inclusive culture. Individuals from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Institutional Context

Old Dominion University (ODU) is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, and research-extensive public institution with a student enrollment of 24,670, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and a fulltime equivalent faculty of over 720 of which 40% are female. ODU is a vibrant, collegial university committed to serving the region and the nation through its leadership preparation programs, research, service, and community engagement.

The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreation area with a population of 1.7 million.

How to Apply

All materials should be submitted to the job posting at

Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically including the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

 For questions concerning the position, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Burns [email protected].

Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is July 2023.

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