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Virginia Tech,
Blacksburg, Virginia

Salary: $45,000 to $48,000
Status: Full-time
Posted: 07/17/14
Deadline: 08/15/14

Collection Management Librarian

Posting #AP0140170

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech invites applications for the position of Collection Management Librarian.  This is a full-time, 12-month faculty level position, reviewed on an annual basis.  The Collection Management Librarian reports to the director of the Jean Russell Quible Department of Collections and Technical Services.  The Collection Management Librarian will work with department leadership to advance strategic initiatives for assessment, management, marketing, and preserving library collections.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively with team leaders, subject liaison librarians, and collection managers in consortia to develop policies and procedures for managing collections.


  • Helps establish priorities and strategies for analyzing and assessing print, microform, and digital library collections.
  • Manages the University Libraries’ participation in regional and state collaborative collections initiatives, such as ASERL Scholars Trust and Virtual Library of Virginia.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in electronic resources management, including acquisition, preservation, and licensing.
  • Works creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both independently and as a team member at various levels within the library and the university.
  • Provides liaison support to a department within the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited or equivalent advanced degree
  • Evidence of experience using research-level library resources
  • Experience with library catalogs, databases, and search tools
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, analytical thinking, and initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service-oriented, and dynamic environment
  • Knowledge of collection management practices, academic scholarly publishing and preservation issues
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Excel and Access or other database program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research experience or advanced degree in an academic subject
  • Experience with statistical analysis
  • Basic scripting knowledge in Python, PHP, or other language
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc.’s Millennium or Sierra
  • Familiarity with Google apps

Salary: $45,000-$48,000 (Commensurate with credentials and experience)

Rank: A/P faculty with Lecture rank

Benefits: University benefit information can be located at

HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted online at  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, names of three (3) references and their contact information. Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position is filled.

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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