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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:  SW0140652 
Percent Employment: 
Pay Range: 
$36,000-$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: 
The Repository Collections Specialist (RCS) assumes responsibility for the growth and management of collections for the institutional repository, VTechWorks. Under the general supervision of the VTechWorks Librarian and according to relevant digital library and archival standards, the incumbent will process materials; create, submit, organize, and maintain collections; and oversee and conduct quality control for the repository. Processing may also entail describing materials following locally adopted metadata standards, linking files, and assessing copyright status. The RCS will assist with refining and documenting policies, procedures, and repository activities; identifying potential materials for the repository; designing workflows for single and batch uploads; serving as a consultant to VTechWorks users in the Virginia Tech community; and supervising student assistants who help process materials for the repository.
Required Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of experience and/or training; experience working with digital repositories and/or collections; experience providing customer services in an education, library, or similar environment; demonstrated proficiency with office applications, such as word-processing, spreadsheets, and databases; knowledge of metadata standards and digital libraries; proficiency with Adobe Acrobat; ability to effectively use library databases; strong time management and project completion skills; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to make independent judgments and decisions within general guidelines; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment; excellent communication and organizational skills.
Preferred Qualifications: 
MLS or relevant advanced degree; considerable experience managing digital library projects; proficiency with command line interfaces and scripting; experience working in a UNIX environment; familiarity with preservation formats for various digital media; familiarity with bibliographic citation software such as EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, or RefWorks; working experience in an academic library or large public library system; experience with digital repository software such as DSpace or Fedora; familiarity with issues in scholarly communication; working knowledge of metadata standards such as Dublin Core, MARC, or METS; experience with XML, HTML, CSS, and XSLT; supervisory experience.
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 #SW0140652, and attach a cover letter, resume/CV and 3 references as part of their application.
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: 
8am – 5pm M-F or as assigned
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
Other Doc
Application Information
Virginia Tech
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