About Virginia Tech:
Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently
ranked as a Top 30 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 30
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
The Repository Collections Specialist (RCS) assumes responsibility for the
architecture 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 policy
development and identify potential materials for the repository, design
workflows for single and batch uploads, serve as a consultant to collection
administrators and submitters-Virginia Tech faculty, students and staff,
supervise a student assistant who helps process materials for the repository,
and document policies, procedures, and repository activities.
Bachelor's degree in Library Science or related field.
Experience working with digital repositories and/or collections.
Experience providing customer services in an education, library, or similar
Demonstrated proficiency with online office applications, including word
processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Knowledge of metadata standards and digital library issues.
Familiarity with XML and HTML.
Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat.
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.
MLS or relevant advanced degree
Considerable experience managing digital library projects.
Working experience in an academic library.
Experience with digital repository software such as DSpace.
Working knowledge of Dublin Core.
Experience with XML and HTML.
Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check:
How to Apply for this Job:
Applicants must complete the online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, Posting
#SW0130436. Applicants need to include a cover letter, CV and 3 references as
part of their application.
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year:
Pay Band: 4
8am - 5pm M-F or as assigned
Review Begin Date:
Restricted to university employees only?
Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in
that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities,
veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring
accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department
by the application deadline.
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