Digital Publishing Specialist

Created: February 4, 2014


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 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.

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