Head of Resource Acquisitions and Management

Boston, MA
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Salary: $84,100 to $105,100
Created: August 10, 2022


Boston College Libraries is seeking a Head of Resource Acquisitions & Management to join our enthusiastic, collaborative, and supportive leadership team. We’re looking for someone who can lead a talented and diverse staff,  manage the Library’s materials budget and collection acquisitions workflows, and implement forward-looking resource management practices at a major research library. 

As our Head of Resource Acquisition & Management you will:

  • Oversee a staff of 10 library workers: 3 direct reports, 7 indirect

  • Report to the Associate University Librarian for Technology and Technical Services

  • Be a member of the Library’s leadership team; engage in collaborative visioning and strategic planning

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across the library and university, including other library Heads (Collections, Access, Metadata, and special libraries), subject librarians, and the University’s budget and finance offices 

  • Engage with colleagues across Boston College, the Boston Library Consortium, and the wider academic library community

  • Stay informed of and communicate trends and best practices in collection management, fiscal management, acquisitions, and open access


  • Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, or equivalent required

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience managing people; ability to train, mentor, support, recruit and retain talented and diverse staff

  • Strong knowledge of both electronic and print library acquisitions workflows

  • Knowledge of emerging open-access models (e.g. transformative agreements) is a plus

  • Experience negotiating and building relationships with vendors

  • Knowledge of budgeting practices, preferably in a library setting

  • Ability to work collaboratively across units

  • Excellent communication skills

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