Employment Opportunities

Evening Reference Librarian (Part-time)
William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library
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The Hampton University William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Evening Reference Librarian (Part-time) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021.

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.  The University Libraries include the William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library (main) and satellite libraries in the departments of music, architecture and the Learning Resource Center at the College of Virginia Beach. 

Duties and Responsibilities

This position participates in the development and delivery of reference services to the user community. The part-time Evening Reference Librarian promotes knowledge of information resources and the development of information literacy skills. Additional responsibilities include participating in service and program activities that advance the strategic goals of the library. This position is part-time with a schedule of Tuesday- Thursday 5 pm-9 pm and Saturday 9 am-5 pm during the summer semester.  Hours during spring and fall semesters are Tuesday- Thursday

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.    

Additional duties include the following: 

  1. Provide reference services to the user community using established and emerging methods of communication.
  2. Assist students, faculty, and staff with the effective use of information and learning resources.
  3. Supervise library operations during evening hours and inform the director of incidents or issues that may need to be addressed.
  4. Assist library users at the circulation desk as needed. 
  5. Make recommendations for the development of the reference collection.
  6. Stay abreast of emerging technologies that impact the use and delivery of information resources.
  7. Participate in evaluation and assessment activities relative to the delivery of services for reference. Maintain statistical data and prepare reports relative to reference activities.
  8. Serve as a member of the reference team with shared responsibility for activities.
  9. Participate in the development and enforcement of policies and procedures that ensure the effective and efficient operation of the library.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned to advance the strategic goals of the library in connection with the strategic goals of the university.





An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science is required for this position. Additional qualifications include the following: 

  1. At least 1 year experience as a librarian.  
  2. Knowledge of issues and trends relative to reference activities.
  3. Ability to develop and promote instructional initiatives.
  4.  Ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.
  5.  Must have a strong commitment to service and teamwork.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  7.  High level of data input accuracy.
  8. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a Hampton University Application for Employment for faculty, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation on company letterhead. Applications may be submitted electronically to tina.rollins@hamptonu.eduor mailed to: 


Tina D. Rollins, Library Director

William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library

129 William R. Harvey Way

Hampton, VA 23668


*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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