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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 librarian in this position provides research and instruction services, scholarly communications outreach, and collection development for the Philosophy and Theology Departments. The successful candidate provides outstanding service to library patrons through direct patron assistance, individual consultations, and library instruction programs. Reporting to the Head of Collection Development and Research Services, this librarian serves as part of the Research and Collections team.

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.

Senior level: $60,200 - $75,250
Non-Senior level: $54,500 - $68,150


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

Relevant advanced subject degree preferred

Subject-appropriate language skills
Minimum 2 years of post-MLS experience, with demonstrated increase in responsibilities over time; additional years of experience required for the Senior Reference Librarian/Bibliographer position

Knowledge of the publishing industry, both print and with budget management in a collection development context

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

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