Head of Digital Production Services

Boston, MA
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Salary: $77,750-$97,200
Created: August 18, 2021


Come join our team at Boston College Libraries!  We are looking for a collaborative and innovative individual to lead our Digital Production Services unit. This role oversees the Library’s digitization program and digital content workflows, ensuring that Boston College’s unique content is accessible to researchers around the world. 

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Systems and Infrastructure, the Head of Digital Production Services supervises two full time library staff and oversees the operations of the Library’s digitization labs. The Head also oversees and performs complex repository ingest workflows for the library’s digital repositories, including the Institutional Repository (Islandora), Hathi Trust, and Internet Archive. This position provides strategy and vision for the future growth of digital collections and digital library infrastructure at Boston College.

You will love this role if you are passionate about digital collections, enjoy wrangling metadata, and like working with colleagues in many different roles, from researchers to web developers. 

This position requires a Masters degree in Library Science or related field, and you will thrive in this role with these additional skills, abilities, and experiences: 

  • Highly collaborative - demonstrated ability to work with colleagues from across library departments
  • Experience supervising and/or mentoring colleagues; ability to hire and develop talented staff
  • Skilled at working with library data standards such as XML, XSLT, MODS, and Dublin Core
  • Familiarity with digital library repository technologies 

If you feel that you meet some but not all the requirements, don’t let a confidence gap stop you from applying. Sometimes a list of qualifications can miss the elements that would most strengthen our team; we value the many different skills which make all of us unique.

Last updated: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 17:21 UTC