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Collection Management

The mission of the Collection Management Department at Virginia Tech is to:

  • advance Virginia Tech’s efforts to achieve excellence as a comprehensive land-grant university and provide for the needs of the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • build and manage a collection offering the breadth and depth of subjects, formats and languages necessary to support diverse fields of scholarly endeavor
  • expand and improve access to information, leveraging new technologies and products to enhance our users’ experiences
  • utilize available resources in an effective and fiscally responsible manner.

Collection management assignments

Send suggestions or comments to:

Leslie O'Brien, Director of Collection Management
Virginia Tech University Libraries
P.O. Box 90001
Blacksburg, VA, 24062-9001
(540) 231-4945


Contact us

Leslie O'Brien
Director of Collection Management
(540) 231-4945

Edward Lener
Associate Director of Collection Management 
(540) 231-9249

Tracy Gilmore
Collection Assessment Librarian
(540) 231-4956

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Collection Management mission

The mission of the Collection Management Department is to build and manage a collection offering the breadth and depth of subjects, formats, and languages necessary to support diverse fields of scholarly endeavor and to advance Virginia Tech's efforts to achieve excellence as a comprehensive land-grant university.