Research Impact Librarian at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Open Position for: Research Impact Librarian

Application review begins: February 12, 2018

Virginia Tech’s University Libraries seeks creative and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Research Impact Librarian.

This is an exciting time for research at VT with transdisciplinary initiatives taking shape towards the Beyond Boundaries vision. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape parts of this position based on his or her interests and skills, and based on VT community needs. The position supports the VT community in discovering, tracking, and communicating the impact of research, scholarly, educational, and creative works in increasingly open environments. This includes the use of citation metrics, altmetrics, and qualitative methods. Reporting to the Associate Director of Research Collaboration and Engagement (RCE), this position will work with library colleagues and university partner areas (e.g. Office of the Provost, Office of Research and Innovation) to develop and provide services related to the impact of works within and across disciplinary areas. This position investigates and provides specialized support for emerging applications of impact data. Participation in cross library initiatives, such as related systems integration, digital literacy programming, and training related to online identity management are part of this position as well. This position will be liaison librarian to two or more areas that match the successful candidate’s background and interests. In collaboration with colleagues, this position supports consistent services across VT locations, including online.

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

University Libraries of Virginia Tech is a founding member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance:

Applications must be submitted online at 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 names of three(3) references and their contact information.

Full posting with requirements and application information available at

Salary: $48,000 minimum dependent upon qualifications and experience

Review of applications begins: February 12th, 2018

For questions about this position or the process, please contact:
Cathy C Pillow
Human Resources Manager
University Libraries, Virginia Tech

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