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"I love working at a beautiful campus filled with friendly people. But mostly I love working for a university that fully supports its libraries."
Reasons to work here
Reasons to Work here
WELL RESOURCED with strong budget growth generously sized for student body
PEOPLE-FOCUSED COMMUNITY uniting high academic achievement with service to others
RICH COLLECTIONS with over 3 million volumes and more than 40,000 print and electronic serials
Following a year-long strategic and organizational planning process that coincided with retirements in several areas, the Boston College Libraries seek seven highly collaborative professionals to provide leadership and direction for newly configured and innovative services. The Libraries offer an agile and dynamic environment that encourages exploration of user-centered initiatives. Successful candidates will have an inherent desire to develop and assess services, and a demonstrated track record of successful implementation of strategies that enhance teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.
Digital Scholarship Librarian / Bibliographer (2 positions: English and History)
Collection Development Librarian (Social Sciences)
Reference Librarian/ Bibliographer (Social Sciences)
How Do I Apply?
Applications for all staff positions must be submitted online via the Boston College applicant site. You will need to register in order to create a new application profile if you have never applied for a position at Boston College or are not a current employee. If you have previously applied for a position, you should login to your existing profile. Boston College employees should use their Agora username and password.
Boston College students who wish to apply for student employment in the Boston College University Libraries should consult the information posted on the Boston College Student Employment website.
How do I check the status of my application?
Library positions remain open until filled unless a specific application deadline is specified. You may consider your application to be open and under consideration until you are notified that the search has been closed.
Who should I contact if I have additional questions about a position?
If you have questions about a position or difficulty with the online application site, please contact Lyn Goode, Manager of Business and Administrative Services, O’Neill Library
How does the application review process work?
Searches for professional librarian and exempt staff positions are typically managed by a search committee, which is responsible for reviewing all applications, selecting candidates for interviews in consultation with library administrators, conducting initial telephone/Skype interviews, and coordinating in-person interviews with finalists. Communications with candidates during this process are managed by the chair of the search committee and the University Libraries’ Manager of Business and Administrative Services. References are normally contacted only for finalists who may be offered employment with their advance permission.
Searches for non-exempt staff positions are generally managed by a smaller committee and follow a more abbreviated process, which may nor may not include a telephone/Skype interview in advance of an in-person interview.
What can I expect if I am invited for interview?
Candidates may be contacted for a telephone conference call or, more frequently, Skype video call with members of the search committee. Telephone/Skype calls are scheduled for 20-30 minutes, and include a series of questions prepared by the search committee and an opportunity for candidates to ask questions.
In-person interviews for professional librarian and exempt positions are normally conducted during the course of a day, and include meetings with the search committee, staff from the relevant department, the university librarian, associate university librarians, and other library managers. An interview day typically includes lunch and, where appropriate, a candidate presentation. Candidate presentations are videotaped for the benefit of staff who cannot attend.
In-person interviews for non-exempt staff positions typically include meetings with search committee and relevant department staff and range from one to three hours.
Candidates for all positions who are invited for campus interviews meet with a representative from Human Resources, who reviews Boston College’s competitive benefits programs, compensation, and hiring practices.
Where can I learn more about Boston College Libraries?
Boston College (BC) is a private Jesuit Catholic research university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, about six miles west of downtown Boston. Current enrollment includes 9,100 full-time undergraduates and almost 5,000 graduate students. Boston College is currently ranked 31st among national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Visit the "About" section of our university website to learn more about what distinguishes BC from other universities.
To read about the latest happenings at BC, visit our Office of News & Public Affairs and read our online campus newspapers, the BC Chronicle (staff and faculty) and The Heights (student). You can also get a look at our campus and some of the programs and people that make it great by tuning into our YouTube channel or checking out Flickr pages.
We also invite you to explore our main University Libraries website.
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