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Open Publishing Coordinator

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Dean of Libraries
Department: Library
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Library

Job Description

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech has a full-time Open Publishing Coordinator position available. Virginia Tech Publishing launched in 2017 and currently publishes open access books, journals, digital scholarship, and audiovisual media. Reporting to the Publishing Director, the Open Publishing Coordinator will manage book publishing projects, consult with researchers on campus, and build awareness for the program. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a firm grasp of the changing landscape of academic publishing, particularly with respect to emerging digital publication initiatives within libraries and university presses. Essential to the position is the ability to work closely with faculty and students from a wide range of disciplines, who are interested in pursuing open access scholarship.

Required Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree with relevant training and or experience or Master's degree in library or information science, publishing, or other related field
-Experience with digital publishing standards, strategies, and best practices with an understanding of open access publishing trends
-Experience planning and managing projects, including setting priorities
-Experience with open source digital publishing tools such as Pressbooks, WordPress, Scalar, or Open Journal Systems
-Demonstrated experience working with faculty, staff, and students across multiple academic departments and colleges

Preferred Qualifications

-Master’s degree or higher in information science or related discipline
-Experience in academic publishing or a related field
-Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
-Experience with copyediting in scholarly publishing

Appointment Type

A/P faculty Lecturer, regular, full-time appointment

Salary Information

$58,000 minimum dependent on qualifications and experience

Review Date

03/04/2024

Additional Information

  • 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 the names of three(3) references and their contact information.
  • The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

       The University Libraries at Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. We are committed to mentoring and establishing safe spaces, both physical and virtual, where employees from current and historically minoritized groups can thrive.

      The members of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech strive individually and collectively to create, sustain, and share inclusive ways of knowing in conscientious community with each other and all the people we serve in every space we shape. In keeping with our Aspirational Identity and the Virginia Tech Principles of Community, the University Libraries commits to build and maintain enduring climates of mutual care, respect, and responsibility

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military 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 on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Rebecca Osborne at rebeccaao@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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