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Collections Processing Assistant

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061

Job Description

The Collections Processing Team Assistant will assist with the Bound Thesis and Dissertations (BTD) Project in all aspects of digitization; image and text treatment and processing; and preparation of titles for ingest into VTechWorks, the Universities institutional repository. Assist with the daily processing of physical collections items as they are made shelf ready and released into their collections.

Required Qualifications

* Experience working in a Windows-based computer environment.
* Experience scanning documents and images on a variety of scanners.
* Experience editing scanned materials.
* Experience prioritizing and performing multiple tasks while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced
environment with limited direct supervision.
* Experience working in a team environment to reach common goals and deadlines.
*  Experience with quality control / assurance.

Preferred Qualifications

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro (especially Photoshop), and Google Suite.
* Experience analyzing discrepancies, investigating, and following problems to their resolution by gathering data from several sources and evaluating it.
* Experience interpreting and applying complex policies, procedures, and practices.
* Experience executing command-line scripts in Windows or Mac OSX.
* Previous library experience in the technical services or physical processing areas.
* Familiarity with digital preservation standards.
* Experience planning work for self and others

Pay Band


Appointment Type

Part-time wage

Salary Information

$15.03-$15.75 dependent on experience and qualifications

Review Date


Additional Information

  • Work schedule of: Average of 30 hours per week to be worked between the hours of 8am-5pm (M-F). Hours include working summer and school break hours.
  • Must be able to safely push/pull loaded book trucks weighing up to 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to safely lift and handle boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • 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.

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