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The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

Posting Number: SW0140258
Percent Employment:
Pay Range:
Anticipated Salary range of $35,000 – $42,000 (Commensurate with Experience)
About Virginia Tech: 
Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.
Position Summary: 
Manages and supports the publishing services, operations and web presence for the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) collections. With knowledge of 21st century libraries, evaluates technologies and implements improvements for digital publishing and hosting services. Trains faculty, staff, and students in the university community to use open source publishing software hosted by the library. Creates documentation and training materials. Contributes to the development of publishing services policies.
Interacts with faculty, researchers and other members of the university community to support their publishing enterprises. Works with journal editors and conference organizers to establish and maintain publishing and proceedings workflows, editorial processes, and reader/author services. Troubleshoots workflow and technical issues as needed. Collaborates with VTechworks Librarian and Repository Collections Specialists to ensure access to appropriate publications through VTechWorks, the library-managed institutional repository service. Evaluates user satisfaction with CDRS digital publishing services and resources, recommending changes and/or new services. Hires and supervises student assistants. Periodically gathers data and prepares reports for CDRS publishing services.
Required Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree in a field complementary to publishing and library service. Experience working with online resource management. Experience with HTML code and web site maintenance. Familiarity with CSS (cascading style sheets) and SSI (server side includes). Experience with basic office software and Adobe Acrobat. Working knowledge of digital file formats, metadata, database applications, file uploading, and data migration. Effective communication skills. Time management skills and demonstrated project collaboration experience. Familiarity with Macintosh working environment. Must be adaptable in an evolving online environment.
Preferred Qualifications: 
Master’s degree in library, computer, or information science. Experience working in an academic library. Experience with open source software, publishing, and project management. Experience with Adobe Photoshop or similar image manipulation software and graphic design. Knowledge of web accessibility standards. Experience with XML, Java/JavaScript, PHP, Perl, MySQL and/or ORACLE. Experience with UNIX server environments. Understanding of web technologies (e.g., browsers and plugins). Programming experience helpful, but not required
Employment Conditions: 
Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: 
How to Apply for this Job: 
Applicants must complete the online application at, posting SW0140258. The application package needs to include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, CV and 3 references and their contact information.
Employee Category: 
Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: 
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: 
Calendar Year
Pay Band: 4
Work Location: 
Work Schedule: 
M-F 8:00am-5pm
Review Begin Date: 
Restricted to university employees only? 
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement: 
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement: 
If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.
Applicant Documents:
Resume/Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of References