University Archivist – Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA

UNIVERSITY ARCHIVIST: Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, the University Archivist is responsible for administering activities related to Old Dominion University’s historical records and documents.  The University Archivist fosters relationships with units and individuals across the campus to acquire the most significant materials for documenting and promoting the history and functions of ODU.  As a member of the Special Collections and University Archives staff, the incumbent will participate in the delivery of reference assistance, instruction in the use of resources, outreach, digital and collection development services, and work closely with other units in the Libraries to ensure effective access to their collections and archives.  The University Archivist will assist the Head in providing personnel supervision within the department, including a number of student assistants, volunteers and interns.



A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent), and/or a graduate degree in archival studies.  Experience working in archives.



Experience with standards based on non-MARC metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, and other library and archival description and content standards.  Experience identifying and cultivating donors and other stakeholders in supporting library or archival programs.  Experience with collection development. Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections and copyright issues associated with print and digital technologies.  Supervisory experience.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $50,000.  Excellent benefits package.


Old Dominion University is a metropolitan state-supported institution with enrollment of 24,400, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University.  The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA.  Position announcement and description are available at  For campus information, check


Screening of applicants will begin April 7, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.


CONTACT: 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 to, by clicking on Teaching and Research Faculty opportunities.


Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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