Repository Collections Specialist

Created: August 27, 2013


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:

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.

Required Qualifications:

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 environment.
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.
Preferred Qualifications:
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.
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 #SW0130436. Applicants need to include a cover letter, 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:

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Diversity 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.

Applicant Documents:


Resume/Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of References
Other Doc


Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 18:17 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:44 UTC