Working Title:	Digital Publishing Specialist
Role Title:	Library Specialist II
Posting Number:	SW0130640
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 Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:	
Manages and supports the publishing operations, web presence, and other digital initiatives for the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS). With knowledge of 21st century libraries, evaluates technologies and implements improvements for digital publishing and hosting services. Installs and tests open source software on the library’s development server in order to train faculty, staff and students in the university community to use it effectively and efficiently. Creates documentation and training materials, and supports journal editors, conference organizers, and their staffs. Evaluates user satisfaction with CDRS services and resources, recommending changes and/or new services. Hires and supervises editing student assistants, maintains their desktop computers and software. Assists in supporting other departmental technology. Periodically gathers data and reports CDRS digital initiatives.

Required Qualifications:	
Bachelor’s degree in library, computer, or information science or a related field and experience working with online resource management. Considerable experience with HTML code and web site maintenance. Familiar 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 including spreadsheet manipulation, file uploading, and data migration. Effective communication skills. Time management skills and demonstrated project collaboration experience. Familiarity with Macintosh working environment. Must have the ability to adapt in an evolving online environment.

Preferred Qualifications:	
Master’s degree in library, computer, or information science. Experience working in an academic library. Experience with XML, Java/JavaScript, PHP, Perl, MySQL, and/or ORACLE. Experience with Adobe Photoshop or similar Image manipulation software. Experience with project management. Experience with UNIX server environments. Knowledge of accessibility standards for digital publishing.

Employment Conditions:	Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check:	Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:	
Applicants must complete the online application at, posting #SW0130640 and include a cover letter, CV and 3 references as part of their application package.

Employee Category:	Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type:	Regular
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FLSA Status:	Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year:	Calendar Year
Percent Employment:	Full-time
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Pay Range:	Anticipated Salary range of $35,000 - $42,000 (Commensurate with Experience)
Department:	Library
Work Location:	Blacksburg
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Work Schedule:	M-F 8:00am-5pm
Posting Date:	11/08/2013
Review Begin Date:	12/02/2013
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Restricted to university employees only?	No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:	
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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Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry,
the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness
which does not bow before children.
~~~ Kahlil Gibran

Kimberli Weeks
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(540) 231-2674 
Technical Director, Center for Digital Research & Scholarship 
	Services (formerly Digital Library & Archives)	 
University Libraries, Virginia Tech