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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

Boston College Libraries seek a Collection Development Librarian for Humanities with liaison responsibilities to the departments of Theology and Philosophy. 

The librarian in this position will be a leader, bringing a big picture perspective and depth of collection development understanding to bear on
wide-ranging discussions and projects involving arts and humanities scholarship, in collaboration with other liaison colleagues and departments.  As Liaison to Theology and Philosophy, advanced subject
knowledge and expertise is required to ensure collections are developed and
maintained, high quality library instruction is provided, and faculty and
doctoral research are supported for these two nationally-recognized
departments. This librarian will partner with the Digital Scholarship group to
support innovative use, access, and visibility of materials as integrated into
new forms of scholarship. Collection Development Librarians report to the Head
of Collection Development and work closely with the Associate University
Librarian for Collection Services to ensure effective stewardship of the
collections, to promote awareness of scholarly communication issues, and to
participate in the monitoring and spending of the materials budget.  This budget oversight includes the ongoing
assessment of budget allocations, establishing the annual calendar and target
deadlines for ordering materials, and prioritizing requests for endowment and
end-of-year purchasing in collaboration with other Collection Development
staff.

The Boston College Libraries have
undergone transformational changes that both continue and enrich our
established roles.  We are an institution that anticipates and adapts to
change, communicates and collaborates widely, and innovates regularly while
maintaining a strong appreciation for the Boston College tradition.  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 31st among
national universities, Boston College is an R1 institution with 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.



Requirements

ALA-Accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent  

Relevant advanced subject degree

Subject-appropriate language skills

Experience

Minimum 5 years of post-MLS experience, with demonstrated increase in responsibilities over time

Knowledge of the publishing industry, both print and electronic

Experience with budget management in a collection development context





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 http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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