Digital Communication & Scholarly Communication Specialist

Newton, MA
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Salary: $44,100 to $55,150
Created: May 12, 2022


The Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Specialist supports the creation, curation, and long-term preservation of digital projects and collections. The incumbent builds digital collections, collects and promotes the Law School’s intellectual output, develops websites and applications for the library and the Law School, and works with the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Librarian to identify and complete new digital projects and initiatives. The successful applicant will have experience or interest in libraries as well as strong technology skills, problem-solving abilities, and a willingness to take on complex and open-ended technical projects.

In addition to their work with digital initiatives and faculty scholarship, the Specialist shares a number of responsibilities with other staff members in the Collection Services & Digital Initiatives Department. These responsibilities include: providing assistance to patrons at the Library's Information Desk, checking in microforms and print serials, assisting patrons with the University’s print management system, and opening, sorting and distributing library mail. Other duties include night and/or weekend supervisory responsibilities (one evening per week; two to three Saturdays per semester) which include opening and/or closing the Library building.

This is a full-time 35 hour per week position. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (four days per week) and 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (evening shift – one day per week) during the academic year.  Summer hours are 9:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday.

Position Details:
Department: 056601 - Law Library
Position: 00004090 - Law Library Specialist

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $44,100 to $55,150; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


  • College degree required
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with complex legal materials
  • High degree of flexibility to handle changing priorities and schedules
  • Ability to maintain a cheerful demeanor while working both independently and as a team member
  • Strong customer service orientation; well developed computer skills and familiarity with integrated library systems, preferably Alma, web publishing experience preferred
  • Experience with at least one of: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Library experience preferred


Published: Thursday, May 12, 2022 17:16 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, May 12, 2022 17:16 UTC