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Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Boston College Libraries seek a highly collaborative Head Librarian of the Theology and Ministry Library (TML) to provide leadership and innovation for this library serving the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and the St. John┬┐s Seminary. Successful candidates will have an inherent desire to develop and assess services, and a demonstrated record of successful implementation of strategies that enhance teaching, learning, research and collections in all formats. The Head must be a hands-on team leader, ready and willing to take part in the day-to-day work of the library. The Head manages five people and develops plans for the physical space of the TML, a three story, 54,000 square-foot building on the Brighton Campus. The Head serves on relevant STM administrative and advisory committees, on BC Libraries administrative committees and task forces, and represents Boston College on the Boston Theological Institute Librarians Committee. The Head also participates in the planning and development of the larger Brighton Campus.

The Boston College Libraries strive for a nimble and dynamic environment that encourages exploration of user-centered initiatives. The BC Libraries anticipate and adapt to change, communicate and collaborate widely, and innovate regularly while maintaining a strong appreciation for the Boston College tradition. The School of Theology and Ministry (STM) is devoted to students' holistic formation--their academic success, practical development in ministerial work, and the cultivation of their faith, spiritual expression, and theological voice. STM faculty are recognized for their expertise on theological matters and for their leadership and scholarship in service to the Church and world. Together with the 31-member faculty in Boston College's Theology Department, the STM faculty make up the largest faculty at a Catholic theological school in North America.

For more information on this position and working at the Boston College Libraries, please see our employment site:


Minimum 5 years of post MLS experience required with 3+ years of managerial experience in an academic or theological library preferred..

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at