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Asst Dir., Scholarly Comm & Institutional Repository Manager

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Asst Dir., Scholarly Comm & Institutional Repository Manager
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170093
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Reports to the Director of Scholarly Communication and works with her to set priorities, assign responsibilities and direct activities associated with scholarly communication initiatives and services. The Assistant Director of Scholarly Communication and Institutional Repository Manager oversees collections and provides user support for Virginia Tech’s 60,000-item institutional repository, VTechWorks. The incumbent solicits, submits, organizes, and maintains content in the repository; ensures that content and metadata in the repository are of high quality according to relevant digital library and archival standards; works with the Scholarly Communication Repository Application Administrator to ensure that the repository functions well for users; and helps Virginia Tech faculty, students, and staff submit content to the repository through integrated systems (e.g., Symplectic Elements) as well as through the repository’s deposit interface.

Required Qualifications:

- An ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent advanced degree in a related field
- Very knowledgeable about the issues in scholarly communication, including open access, copyright, and fair use
- Significant demonstrated experience with digital library and/or repository systems used by libraries
- Excellent customer service skills and experience providing customer service in an education, library, or similar environment
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Familiarity with digital text, image, audio and video content types and with preservation standards for various kinds of digital media (e.g., PDF/A)
- Knowledge of digital library metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, METS, MODS, or PREMIS
- Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both independently and as a team member
- Evidence of successful project management skills
- Demonstrated engagement in professional development and the library profession

Preferred Qualifications:

- Significant experience with the DSpace system
- Technical project management experience
- Supervisory experience
- Experience conducting user surveys and usability tests
- Knowledge of XML and XSLT
- Experience using the UNIX command line interface

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.vt.edu The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, and names of three (3) references and their contact information. Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position is filled.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Continuous
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: $60,000 minimum, commensurate with experience and qualifications
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Library
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8am-5pm M-F or as assigned
Job Posting Date: 03/22/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/21/2017
Job Close Date:
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/74823

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
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    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
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  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
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