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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


Library Workplace Values: 

  • Community - We support each other with kindness and generosity and cultivate an inclusive and collaborative workplace.
  • Communication - We create an environment of open communication that builds constructive relationships within and across work groups.
  • Accountability - We work individually and collaboratively to provide outstanding service and are accountable to ourselves, our work groups, and the Boston College Libraries.
  • Improvement - We engage in continuous assessment and  improvement of our skills and work processes.  The Libraries encourage and support our participation in learning opportunities and professional development. 
  • Initiative - We are committed to excellence and support personal initiative, risk-taking, and creativity to foster individual development and superior library services. 




Please see the student employment page for library descriptions and the application process.

Additional information:

BC Student Employment page


Application Process

Application Process

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 video or telephone conference call with members of the search committee. 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 video recorded 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 two 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 35th 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 Libraries website.


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