Liaison Librarian for Engineering

Chestnut Hill, MA
0 other recent jobs
Salary: 56,700-78,300
Created: February 20, 2021


Do you have a background in engineering? Are you excited at the prospect of working with a
new program with a strong interdisciplinary focus?

Boston College seeks a Liaison Librarian for Engineering to work with the Schiller Institute for
Integrated Science and Society, a new center created to enhance multi-disciplinary, collaborative
research processes that address critical societal issues in the areas of energy, health and the
environment. This position provides outstanding research, instruction and collections services
and support to the Engineering Department of the Boston College Schiller Institute for Integrated
Science and Society, as well as providing services to the Computer Science and Math
departments of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. Liaison librarians collaborate with
faculty and perform outreach through direct user assistance, individual consultations, and library
instruction programs, providing high quality service to all users of the Libraries. The
interdisciplinary mission of the Schiller Institute calls on collaborations with multiple liaison
librarians in a variety of disciplines. Library liaison work is supported by the Libraries’ Cohort
Liaisons model, led by the Heads of the Collections, Educational Initiatives, and Digital
Scholarship departments.

The struggle against racism, prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination is central to the mission
of the BC Libraries and rooted in the Jesuit tradition of social justice. We are committed to our
Mission and Values , and our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement . We expect finalists for
this position to demonstrate a similar commitment to sustaining a culture that is respectful,
accountable, and intentionally inclusive. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and
strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.

Non-Senior - Hiring Range - $56,700 - $70,900

Senior - Hiring Range: $62,650 - $78,300

Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-Accredited institution, or completion by
June 2021

Preferred qualifications:
Note: We expect all staff to learn and grow in their jobs, therefore applicants who do not meet
all of the preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply.

  • Undergraduate degree or experience in a relevant subject area
  • Experience in public services in an academic library
  • Experience in the selection of scholarly materials, particularly in area of engineering
  • Experience working with academic research data
  • Experience in providing library instruction
  • Work experience that demonstrates a high level of collaboration, initiative and leadership
  • Ability to work effectively with library users from diverse backgrounds with a demonstrated commitment to responsive and quality library services.
  • Flexibility will be a key attribute, as the Schiller Institute is at a very formative stage and very much a work in progress
  • Familiarity with engineering and/or biomedical resources

Last updated: Sunday, February 21, 2021 15:02 UTC