Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Services

Chestnut Hill
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Created: September 24, 2014


Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,100 full-time undergraduates and 4,700 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities and a member of the Association of Research Universities, Boston College has 752 full-time and 1,080 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $886 million, and an endowment of approximately $2 billion.

Job Description

Boston College Libraries seeks an Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Services.  This position reports to the University Librarian.

The successful candidate has the opportunity to build out our digital program in collaboration with the library, faculty and other campus partners. We have already launched several important projects, but the challenge lies in leading the way from the project-based environment to a sustainable program. We are deeply committed to furthering our digital initiatives and are looking for someone with relevant experience and comfortable in taking an entrepreneurial approach to exploring and trying creative approaches to digital library work. We will commit necessary resources to ensure the success of the Boston College Libraries’ digital future. Our motto in the BC Libraries is “value beyond discovery” and we see our current and emerging digital projects and eventual program as critical to establishing that value.

S/he develops, coordinates, and assesses digital collections and services and scholarly projects across the Boston College Libraries. Working at the intersection of technology and scholarship, s/he collaborates with library staff, faculty, and others to develop programs and build digital content to leverage holdings across BCL collections, services, and operations in support of teaching, learning, research, and community engagement. S/he will coordinate the programmatic and content issues relating to the BCL digital collections, and provide creative and compliant oversight for a distributed landscape of static and dynamic digital content. This landscape includes key external partners such as the Boston Library Consortia, Catholic Research Resources Association, and other potential collaborators. S/he will meet the growing need for a coordinated approach to innovative digital projects by engaging with stakeholders, assessing needs and current programs, and creating structures that make BCL a full and trusted partner in digital project development in support of research and learning at Boston College. These initiatives will cross AUL and departmental lines, will include relationships with IT / IDeS and with faculty; s/he will find effective and appropriate ways to communicate and structure these initiatives. Additionally, s/he will provide oversight and assessment of the distributed library education program in all its forms.

The AUL for Digital Initiatives & Services is a member of the University Librarian’s Advisory Council (ULAC) and participates in all strategic planning and priority setting activities.


Minimum ten years successful experience in research collections in an academic setting as well as 5+ years of experience directly managing staff.

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program (or equivalent) required.

Master’s degree or PhD in another field preferred.


Published: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 08:59 UTC

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