DATE ENTERED: April 6, 2020
POSITION: FBRI Library Studio Manager
LOCATION: Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
APPLY BY: 5/1/2020, Open until filled

FBRI Library Studio Manager
Job no: 513294
Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Dean of Libraries
Department: Library
Location: Roanoke Area
Categories: Library, Other

Link to apply:

Job Description
Reporting to the Head of FBRI Library and Research Engagement, the FBRI Library Studio Manager will be responsible for overseeing various technology spaces housed within the new Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Library on the VTC Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke, Virginia. The library space will boast open work spaces, a 3D printing studio, a data visualization and virtual/augmented reality studio, and a studio that supports long-term team collaboration. The FBRI Library Studio Manager will provide one-on-one studio consultations and demonstrations of the technology, coordinate outreach activities, and engage with Virginia Tech Carilion faculty and students to support experiential learning opportunities. This position will have the opportunity to develop, implement and assess library programming and research services that support the needs of diverse biomedical researchers, and the Studio Manager will hire, train and supervise student workers and/or assistants to staff and support the studio spaces.

The FBRI Library Studio Manager will:

  • Manage the 3D printing studio, data visualization studio, VR/AR space and long-term collaboration studio; collaborate with other library groups to ensure a consistent user experience between the main library, Newman Library, and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Library
  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of the technology within the library space by coordinating planning, maintaining and repairing functional equipment with University Libraries IT
  • Develop, facilitate, and coordinate workshops for students and faculty to learn new equipment, tools and resources
  • Regularly evaluate programming and research services for effectiveness and to inform future program design
  • Research other biomedical innovation spaces and participate in technology-enhanced learning communities of practice

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies, such as the use of virtual reality or data visualization concepts in academic research
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and troubleshoot in a fast-paced, changing work environment
  • Commitment to inclusion and diversity in the workplace and community


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or advanced training in technology-enhanced learning environments
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting new and emerging classroom and makerspace technologies (3D printers, VR/AR technology, data visualization, text and data mining, etc)
  • Demonstrated evidence or strong background of biomedical information trends, tools, and resources
  • Experience in hiring and supervising student workers
  • Experience in developing, coordinating or assessing programming

Appointment Type
A/P faculty Lecturer regular full-time appointment

Salary Information
$52,000 dependent on qualifications and experience

Review Date

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 names of three (3) references and their contact information.

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

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 commit to build and maintain enduring climates of mutual care, respect, and responsibility.

About Virginia Tech
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Advertised: April 2, 2020
Applications close: Open until filled